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.

    Prop 65 Warning for CA Residents

    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.
  • 4.89 out of 5 based on 100 reviews
    92 Voting ratio: 92%.
    5 Voting ratio: 5%.
    3 Voting ratio: 3%.
    0 Voting ratio: 0%.
    0 Voting ratio: 0%.
    Write a review


    Published: Mon, 10/24/2022 by Jake

    Beautiful jacket. Size S for 5’7”, 160lbs, 32 waist is perfect. Liner is surprisingly warm; great for temperature range 30-65F. In retrospect I might have considered one of their similar lightweight racers for wear in more seasons.

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Sat, 10/8/2022 by Joe Deallaume

    Love this jacket the fit is perfect, I’m 5’8 150 pounds with a 32inch waist, small was perfect. The leather itself is very nice and I like the checkers lining. Well worth the price.

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Tue, 9/20/2022 by Carla Sevilla

    I bought this for my husband for his birthday and he loved it- it was true to size. His favorite part is that it is made in the USA. The leather is super soft and the fit was perfect on him

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Sat, 7/30/2022 by Patrick

    Loving the 530. Great feel. Waxy cowhide works for this style. Looks tough and thick, but supple feel.
    *Sizing: I’m 6’0” and 210. XL fits right. For me. Not super snug, not super loose. I’ll wear this with flannel shirts, hoodies or sweaters.
    This is so basic, but so classically cool that it can be worn almost anywhere. Dig it.

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Sun, 7/24/2022 by Patrick

    I dig this jacket. Deep, supple, thick black leather. Zero break in time needed. A fantastic “toss it on and wear it” jacket. Classic styling. Looks great with jeans, any kind of shirt, or sweater. Dress it up or down.
    * Fit/Sizing: I’m 6’0” tall. 210 lbs. 44L in sports jackets/suits. I used the Schott website Fit Guide and it suggested XL. I went with XL and it works. It has a nice “drape” that isn’t skin-tight. (Large would be too small in shoulders and chest for me.)

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Fri, 4/29/2022 by Ryan

    I'm 5'7" -110 thus finding a jacket small enough to fit me while still being long enough is rather tough. The form fitting cut of this jackets works great for us skinny motorcycle guys that want a jacket that fits and still offers protection.

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Sun, 4/17/2022 by Adam Mathews

    Smells fantastic, leather feels and looks great. Love the style but the fit is like no other jacket I've ever owned. For starters, I have another cafe racer style street leather jacket that actually is smaller without a bi-swing back at 38 vs this 40 that fits better. I also have a motorcycling specific cafe racer leather jacket with armor made in Europe where they design with a trimmer fit than here and that fits better with a better range of movement also without a bi-swing back. That fits great at the same size medium 40" chest. I am 5'7" 152lbs. with shorter legs, longer torso and arms. I have a fit build for 62 with 39.5" chest and 30-31" waist jeans and no gut. The shoulders on this 530 are small and really restrict movement, the chest is ok but could be bigger, the body below is big and longer than I am used to in this style of jacket. The arms however were seriously long! All the way down creeping past my knuckles. Don't tell me they are cut that way for guys riding with apes 'cause even Schott will tell you this is not a motorcycling jacket. Besides, neither of my 2 motorcycle specific jackets suffer from overly long sleeves and in the riding position there is enough room in the shoulders that the sleeves don't ride up past my wrists and I can move around comfortably without restriction or bi-swing backs. So with this medium 530 cut I can't go bigger without the waist area getting too long and voluminous with the arms even longer and I can't go smaller to make the length and volume of waist, or the length of arms fit better. I opted to have the arms shortened by 1 5/8" for $100 and hope that the shoulders, chest, back area stretches out to fit me better. If this fit the way my motorcycling cafe racer jacket fit I'd have given 5*.

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Tue, 4/5/2022 by Joel

    Perfect fit and look.

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Tue, 3/29/2022 by Lou M.

    Bought the jacket online on 3/25/22 and rcvd it 3/29! Been wanting this jacket since I was kid. Found Schott sized myself online. Perfect fit and the quality is top notch!!

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No


    Published: Tue, 3/15/2022 by DI
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Schott craftsmanship- A rare & unique example of fine work, great care and attention to the details in creating a very standout jacket. Perfect fit, beautiful finish, very comfortable to wear - you don’t want to take it off. Standing in line for brunch, looking at the leather coat in front of me, I wanted to say - “too bad about your coat - you should have bought a Schott!”

    Was this review helpful to you?   Yes   No

    Since 1913, we have stood behind the quality of our products. That's why for our customers, if you are not happy with your item, you can send it back to us, with no questions asked. Our return and exchange policy is valid for *30 days from when the item was shipped, and make sure the original tags are attached, and it has not been worn.
    * extended to 60 days for items shipped between 11/24/22 and 01/01/23

    For US customers:
    • Need to exchange an item? No problem. The shipping label for the first exchange is FREE
    • Need to return an item? The shipping label is a flat rate label of $9.95

    For more information on returns including for international customers please visit