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: Fri, 9/11/2020 by Jbell

    The jacket is beautiful and well made. But it is too short in length and sleeves for a tall guy. I bought a size Large for him. In coats he is a 42L. He is 6’4”, 185 pounds, lean and clothes fit him easily usually. The jacket was tight in the chest.
    I think this jacket might be ok for guys under 6’ tall. But he is thin, and it being tight in the chest was unusual.
    Of course it was returned.

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    Published: Tue, 9/8/2020 by Robert Fitzpatrick

    Very happy with the jacket. Excellent quality. Ordered from the UK and import duties/taxes + shipping added another $400, but still worth it

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    Published: Fri, 9/4/2020 by Thomas

    Before ordering I had a very nice live chat with Christine from the support team. She was very kind and helpful with the measuring as the automatic fit guide had not been shure between sizes S and M. I am 1,89 cm tall and 72 kg of weight, chest 95 cm. She recommended to order size S.
    I ordered the jacket and it was delivered to Germany quickly. It fit well. Tailor made just the sleeves would have been 2 cm longer and the jacket back would have been 2-3 cm longer. But it was a factory made jacket and the short and slim cut looked cool.
    Unfortunately the jacket had some abrasions on the front and on the back and I had to make an exchange (the only thing which should be improved is the inspection before shipping).
    I emailed the support about my problem and Jerri from the support was a great help. She sent me a label and FedEx took the item from my home. Only two days later I got a new jacket which had been picked out by Jerri personally. Thanks again Jerri !

    The jacket looks good, smells good and feels good. I love it.

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    Published: Wed, 9/2/2020 by Shaun

    6'2" 40" chest. Medium fits like a glove.

    Heavy duty, built like a tank. I expect this jacket to last decades.

    The flannel inside is nice... maybe a strange choice fashion wise but hey, no one sees it.

    Looks awesome. Feels awesome. You get what you pay for.

    I ordered in brown because I already have a black cafer racer jacket (the rev'it gibson jacket with full armor). I love both.

    Schott -- you need to make this jacket with D3 armor inserts and I'll buy 2 more.

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    Published: Sat, 8/15/2020 by John pacubas

    This was my very first leather jacket and it fits perfectly. I’m 5’10 155 lbs. The Schott customer service verified my size and we’re a pleasure to work with. It feels like it was tailored to me. I love wearing a hoodie with it.
    I’ve bought the slim bomber jacket and pea coat over the years. Great and wonderful company!!

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    Published: Sun, 6/14/2020 by Scott

    Just a fantastic coat. Purchased for riding. I already own the peacoat and love it. So, when I needed a leather for the bike, this was a no-brainer. Fit and finish is spectacular. No break-in required. Thanks, again Schott.

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    Published: Thu, 5/14/2020 by Andrew Jacobs

    Beautiful jacket delivered fast.

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    Published: Sun, 5/3/2020 by Edin

    5'9" 145, small is a perfect fit for me.

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    Published: Sat, 5/2/2020 by Robert Maldonado

    I've been looking around for years for a perfect leather jacket. I was looking for something slim fitted that also had room for a hoodie underneath. I was also looking for a company with great history, great brand reputation, and made here in America and after reading into Schott's history I'm glad I chose to go with Schott!

    I had originally ordered a medium because I used to order a large in this other company and their jackets fit decent. When Schott's jacket came in the mail, I tried it on and was hoping it would fit because I'm in California and know that I'd have to ship it back to New Jersey. Everything is closed down due to the quarantine or else I would've bought/returned to the Los Angeles store.

    So after trying on the medium it was too big but not by much. I knew a small will be the right fit so I returned the jacket for a small. Once I received the small 2 weeks later I was hoping that it would fit exactly how I wanted and voila!

    The fit and length of the sleeves are perfect, I love the flannel inside lining, the inside pocket is a nice big size, the length of the jacket from back of collar to bottom of the jacket is a good length, the zippers are a subtle nickel color that doesn't stand out too much, and of course the leather.
    The leather sleeves started to rib nicely how I love when I see old/worn leather jackets. The leather is soft with a sleight wax shine and smells amazing.

    All in all, Schott's jackets are truly impeccable and you definitely feel the quality in the materials. I want to thank everyone back at Schott who had their hands on making my jacket. All of you are talented people and keep up the amazing work! This will be my favorite jacket for decades to come. Thanks Schott!

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    Published: Fri, 5/1/2020 by J R

    I wanted a badass black leather coat again. This garment is beautifully made and the leather is quality and very uniform in texture and finish. The style is awesome and it’s the perfect weight.

    I’m 5’10”, 155 athletic pounds. I normally take a medium and my other two Schott jackets are mediums. I carefully planned what I’d wear under this coat and went with the small here. I don’t plan on layering with this coat-more a shirt, light sweater or the like. It fits perfectly and confirms to my body movement. I’m glad I trusted the fit guide, and this coat will remind me to stay in shape!

    I love this coat. It’s comfortable, looks great,fits like bespoke, and will certainly last.

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    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.

    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

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