Schott N.Y.C.
Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket

STYLE: 530


Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket

STYLE: 530

The 530 is a classic cool, no-frills leather jacket that looks perfect on the road or off the beaten path. Similar to the popular Model 141 but designed with a slimmer fit, this café racer motorcycle jacket is cut by hand from cowhide that was dye-drummed, creating a natural, pebbled appearance. As with all leather jackets, Schott uses only the best, highest quality leather for the 530. Durable yet supple with a soft, luxurious feel, your new jacket will feel like a second skin right out of the box, no break-in period required.

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    Schott believes in details. That’s why we’ve added a leather-trimmed inside breast pocket and unique, custom embossed "Schott" snap faces. The stand-up, mandarin-style collar with a snap closure protects your neck while the 100% cotton plaid lining feels smooth against your skin. You’ll find the three exterior zippered pockets with chain pulls useful for storing small but necessary items on the go. As always, the classic café racer motorcycle jacket style is still produced right here in the USA.


  • 26" length Café Racer leather jacket
  • Full Aniline, drum dyed, hand cut, drummed cowhide leather
  • Durable nickel plated brass hardware
  • Cafe Racer style "mandarin" collar with snap closure
  • Custom embossed "Schott" snap faces
  • Vintage style open zippered sleeve cuffs with wind flaps
  • Three outside zippered pockets with chain pulls
  • Leather trimmed inside breast pocket
  • 100% cotton plaid lining
  • U.S.A.

    Leather Type, Fit and Construction:

    Model 530 leather jackets for men are made with chrome-tanned, drum dyed, plump & spongy hides. You will find this jacket to be very comfortable to wear the moment you first try it on! This leather is made with an oil and aniline finish that gives a rustic old look and a soft "hand". As with all of Schott’s high quality leathers, this medium weight cowhide is tanned and processed to provide many years of use without the need for treatments or conditioners.

    Motorcycle jackets need to be as tough as the people wearing them. You will enjoy the benefits of both stain resistance and added protection while riding on your classic motorbike or kicking back with friends at the local pub. Nickel plated brass hardware complete this timeless American made classic that is built to last.
    As with all our leather jackets, Schott only uses the best, highest quality leather available. In the same tradition used in the 50's, highly skilled workers hand-cut each panel for the Model 530. In keeping with their original custom style, Schott designed this jacket to fit tighter than most for that classic bold and streamlined look. Offered in sizes XS to 4XL we suggest you carefully check our sizing diagrams and measurements to determine best fit. Also please note that the absence of underarm footballs combined with Schott’s tighter cut arms make this a slim fitting jacket.

    The Schott Model 530 is proudly made in the USA. Our customers know that the quality and construction of our jackets are unparalleled. From the heavyweight thread we use to the strong American hands that do the crafting. We build our leather motorcycle jackets to the same indestructible standards as the old style leather medicine balls. One-hundred plus years of being the best is your assurance that Schott Brothers stands behind every jacket we make.


    The Cafe Racer leather jacket design that became mainstream in the 1960's was developed in England. As soldiers were returning home after WWII they caught the bug of souping up older, prewar motorbikes. These motorcycles were raced between local pubs and cafes which created the need for a streamlined, minimalist leather racing jacket. Traveling at times in excess of 100 MPH was a fairly dangerous proposition on the roads that were more like trails at the time. Heavy horsehide and of course a strong main zipper added a certain level of protection for these speed happy daredevils. One would imagine there were wagers made and records set during these early cafe racing days.

    Schott Brothers has produced a café racer leather motorcycle jacket since we produced model 666 RS for Beck in 1956. It was called a "Leather Racing Shirt" and cost $28.95 at the time. Schott also marketed our own racing jacket as the model 641XX. In the early days these leather jackets had symmetrical zippered pockets on the chest, an adjustable snap collar strap and zippered sleeve cuffs. As they were worn and abused many examples found today are missing any signs of the original inside linings.

    Rooted in tradition, the Schott Model 530 continues this cafe racer style from the 50's. Based on early racer designs the 530 has changed a bit but the overall concept remains the same. Design a tight fitting, no frills mens leather jacket with a cool, refined look. We feel our Café Racer’s accomplished this and make a profound statement. Schott continues production of the classic Café Racer motorcycle jacket style, as always, right here in the U.S.A.
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    Published: Sun, 10/3/2021 by AJB


    5'11 185lbs 46inch Chest
    The online sizing guide is quite helpful, just reach out to Schott Customer Service they will help you with any additional questions to nail your sizing. Cheers!

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    Published: Sat, 10/2/2021 by Richard scott

    My jacket is over the top of meeting my expectations fit and quality are everything I was looking for. I feel like a Viking warrior in my jacket. Nothing on the planet beats a high quality handmade leather jacket from schott

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    Published: Wed, 8/18/2021 by Jose

    So after a very nerve wracking few days watching it travel to my home, I finally got my 530 in the mail, it’s is a downright incredible jacket. Perfect for someone looking for a slimmer form fitting jacket. I was worried about the size as my body is quiet odd and sometimes I’m a small, other times I’m a medium, and heck, sometimes I’ll end up being a large for some reason. I used the sizing guide and some advice from customer service (shoutout Jerri!) and ended up going with a medium, it fit me like it had been personally tailored. I can already tell this will be a special piece of my wardrobe for years to come. If you’re worried about the price, just realize that you’re paying for quality, trust me, you’ll be happy once you get it out of the box and try it on.

    For anyone seeking sizing advice, here were my measurements

    150 lbs
    39 inch chest

    Went with a medium for a slim fit!

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    Published: Tue, 8/17/2021 by Jon

    Great jacket and worth the price! Hefty, soft leather. I am 5’8”, 145 and slim, and purchased the 530 in XS. It fits like a glove around the chest, and the arm length is perfect. I originally ordered a small, but it was just a bit too big all around. My only issue with the 530 is the flap under the zipper, it is a bit wide. I would have preferred the thinner under-zipper flap of the 141 to make it more streamlined. Other than that, very happy with the jacket!

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    Published: Sun, 7/18/2021 by Jared Suzuki

    Surprised how perfectly the jacket fit. My body type has difficulty with fit, but the sleeve length and body fit were perfect based on the sizing instructions. Quality of workmanship and materials are superb. Very heavy full-grain leather.

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    Published: Tue, 7/6/2021 by Gabriel Villegas

    In some of the photographs the jacket is seen with a very stiff leather, however, although it is a cowhide, it is soft to the hand. The cut is modern and fit.
    The zipper is strong and solid, jacket built with the best quality materials

    It's the best jacket in my closet

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    Published: Tue, 4/20/2021 by 530 café racer
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Product of exemplary quality, the size system works very well and special mention to costumer service ( Thank you Denise C)

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    Published: Tue, 4/20/2021 by Lawrence T Barnard

    I purchased this jacket with the intent of finding something that looked authentic, and cool, but was also something that you could really use on a motorcycle. It has officially exceeded every expectation! It's worth every penny! Stop thinking about it, and just buy it...

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    Published: Fri, 4/2/2021 by Leland Bene
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    If you're looking for a classic look, this is the Schott for you. I have the brown version. It's warm and can be dressed up or down depending on the situation. It ages beautifully as well.

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    Published: Sat, 3/20/2021 by Paul Kaufman

    I am 5’11”, 185 lbs and wear a 42R. I went with the recommended size L for a standard fit and it fits perfectly. This jacket has a slimmer fit and doesn’t pouch around the midsection like other leather jackets I have tried. Quality and simple styling is exactly what I was looking for.

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