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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!
Short and sweet: "I love my new jacket".
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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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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
Beautiful product, great delivery, couldn’t ask for more.
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