Cowhide Casual Racer Leather Jacket

STYLE: 654


Cowhide Casual Racer Leather Jacket

STYLE: 654

Schott NYC’s slim-fitting Leather Café Racer Motorcycle Jacket gives a tip of the hat to 1950s iconic jackets worn by English soldiers back from WWII. These speed-happy daredevils began “souping up” older, prewar motorbikes and racing them at top speed between local pubs and cafés. One can only imagine the wagers bet and lost during those late-night races on twisted, narrow roads. Out of this restlessness rose the need for a jacket that was durable and streamlined, and decades later that call has been answered. Schott remodeled the classic motorcycle jacket with a minimalist contour in mind, adding a mandarin-style upright collar and designing the arms to fit tightly from shoulder to zippered cuffs. The result is a no-frills, refined look that you can take to the open road for a warm weather ride, out for a night on the town, or both.

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  • 26” length Café Racer leather jacket
  • Chrome tanned, drum dyed, lightweight cowhide leather
  • Durable nickel plated brass hardware
  • Cafe Racer style “mandarin” collar with snap closure
  • Custom embossed “SCHOTT” snap faces
  • Zippered sleeve cuffs
  • Two outside zippered pockets with chain pulls
  • Leather trimmed inside breast pocket
  • Non insulated satin lining
  • Offered in either black, brown or black cherry cowhide
  • U.S.A.

    Leather Type, Fit and Construction:

    Rooted in tradition, the Schott Model 654 continues this cafe racer style from the 50's. Based on early racer designs the 654 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 has 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.

    Our customers asked for us to give them a lighter weight café racer style leather biker jacket and we feel that model 654 answers their call. Schott Model 654 leather jackets for men are made with chrome-tanned, drum dyed, light weight cowhide leather. This hide has a medium to soft “hand”, a shiny finish and breaks in quick and easy. Our light weight cowhide is processed to provide many years of use without the need for treatments or conditioners. The Cafe racer model 654 moto jacket was designed for warmer weather riding or hitting the local club…you decide.

    Schott NYC uses this semi aniline cowhide to help your leather jacket or “second skin” resist the elements. 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 out on the town. Nickel plated brass hardware complete this timeless American made classic that is built to last.

    As with all Perfecto 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 654. In keeping with their original custom style, Schott designed this jacket to fit tighter than most for that classic bold and streamlined look. We suggest you carefully check our sizing diagrams and measurements to determine best fit. Also please note that the absence of bi-swing panels and underarm footballs combined with Schott’s tighter cut arms make this a slim fitting jacket.

    The Schott Model #654 is proudly made in the U.S.A. Our customers know that the quality and construction of our jackets are unparalleled. From the heavyweight nylon 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.
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    Published: Fri, 5/31/2019 by Giovi Collado

    I love the fact when talking to one of the representatives about the sizing and color of the 654. I brought up the fact that the black cherry didn't come out well in the photos. Funny enough after saving up the money a week later they updated the pictures. This made me jump on the Black Cherry color and haven't looked back since.

    Sizing: I am 5' 11" at 191lbs lean body; Measure 42" Chest, Shoulders 19", 36" Waist.
    What you need to know first is that this is an already slimming jacket, I made the mistake of ordering a size M and it was so tight that I couldn't breathe because my chest felt so much pressure, I also couldn't lift nor cross my arms without the jacket sleeve rolling up past half my forearm. It was tight is what I'm trying to say. It was also in brown which didn't look as appealing as the Black Cherry, as it was also glossy.

    Sizing up to an L was the perfect fit for me, and how it looks in the picture (For the Black Cherry that is) is how it fits me, really trim, but more importantly breathable.
    Hope this helps someone!

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    Published: Fri, 5/24/2019 by Al Pitts

    Short and sweet: "I love my new jacket".

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    Published: Sun, 4/14/2019 by Mike Sanchez

    This is a beautiful leather jacket. Solid leather that needs to be worn a little bit to break in. Overall I am greatly impressed with the jacket. Depending on how you plan to wear the jacket, you may need to go one size up, than the recommended size. I only plan to wear the jacket in the spring and fall with only a t-shirt underneath. If you plan on wearing a heavy shirt under the jacket I would go one size up. The order was a breeze, I ordered my jacket on a Tuesday, and it was delivered by Thursday, granted I live in NJ near their factory, but I didn't request any expedited shipping, just the normal free shipping option.

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    Published: Mon, 12/3/2018 by Sean

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    Have wanted a cafe racer in this exact shade of red (black cherry) since
    I was a kid, when I saw it, there wasn’t hesitation....this is something i’ve always wanted, so naturally there has to be some sort of pain, some flaw or imperfection, right? Just accept it, I said to myself. “You’re a weird size and ordering something online that you can’t try on...well, what did you expect?”

    I was completely wrong...It literally looks and feels like the jacket was custom made for me, I have zero complaints, its perfect.

    Height 5’7”, Chest 38” waist 29” size S, break in is quick, leather thickness and quality is outstanding, craftsmanship is unrivaled, perfect jacket, my second skin...I expect them to bury me in it.

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    Published: Mon, 11/5/2018 by G. Allen

    After much research and several emails, I made my choice of the casual cafe jacket in black cherry. Thanks to Jerri’s help, the size was perfect . I did have the sleeves shortened but otherwise it was a great fit. The quality is unbelievable. I love the inside pocket and sateen lining. The factory added leather tabs on the sleeve zipper sat no cost. The black cherry color is unique as well as beautiful. A special thanks to Jerri for her help!

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    Published: Sun, 11/4/2018 by Dario Iglesias

    I was looking for a very lightweight, dressing, wear all year long leather jacket, kind of like a second skin. This jacket has thick leather that may take months to break in. The leather seems to be of great quality (although it did not have the characteristic pleasant smell of leather, rather smelled like wax), and so is the craftsmanship. You can tell it is a jacket that will last 20 or 30 years with proper care, ideal for motorcycling, not for casual dressing.
    I'm returning mine just because ergonomics, but the jacket is great, I recommend it without hesitation.

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    Published: Tue, 9/18/2018 by Scott verch

    Waited 4 months to write I wear it everyday for 80 miles of motorcycle riding perfect fit great for summer riding and into fall have a puffer for winter riding I do 15/20,000 miles a year I’ll definitely put it to the test

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    Published: Thu, 5/24/2018 by Jim Hunt

    I own this jacket in the black cherry color and recently purchased the black as I love the style and fit.

    I prefer the cow hide over the horse hide which is harder to break in, which is why I selected this style.

    This is the 7th Schott jacket owned by my family. The quality is outstanding and the leather looks better over the years.

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    Published: Mon, 4/23/2018 by Brian Ecclefield

    I purchased a medium about 4 years ago and ended up putting on some weight through lifting (and drinking, and eating).

    I loved the jacket and I was sad to part with it, but the good thing is these things hold their value really well so I got a lot of my money back via resale.

    I sized up to a large and now I'm happy again! It's lightweight and super comfortable, and it is really unique in the cherry color.

    I'm probably in the minority of people who have actually worn this on a bike a few times, its functional enough in a pinch!

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    Published: Sat, 3/24/2018 by Phill

    Beautiful product, great delivery, couldn’t ask for more.
    Schott NYC.
    Thank you.

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