Schott N.Y.C.
Classic Perfecto® Leather Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 118


Classic Perfecto® Leather Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 118

A men's classic leather motorcycle jacket, the Perfecto® 118 features U.S. sourced, drum-dyed, hand-cut, heavyweight naked cowhide.

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  • Offered in both 26" (Regular) and 28” (Long) body lengths
  • U. S. sourced, drum dyed, hand cut, heavyweight, full aniline cowhide (naked leather)
  • Large back panel design, a signature of Schott's uncompromising Perfecto® quality
  • Asymmetrical main zipper pattern for added warmth and protection
  • Snap down lapels, collar and shoulder epaulets
  • Bi-swing back panels with grommet vented underarm footballs
  • Traditional zippered sleeve cuffs
  • Attached belt with durable nickel plated square buckle with snap to hold belt in place
  • Three outside zippered pockets plus small coin flap pocket
  • Inside lower map pocket and leather trimmed inside breast pocket (on left side)
  • 5.5 ounce fixed nylon poly-quilt insulated lining
  • U.S.A.

    Model is 6'1", weighs 175 lbs, with a 37" chest and is wearing size 38.

    Leather Type, Fit and Construction:

    We consider the Model 118 as a close cousin to our popular Model 618 with just a few differences. Perfecto® Model 118 leather jackets for men are made with U. S. sourced, chrome-tanned, drum dyed, heavyweight naked leather. This hide has a softer "hand" when compared to our steerhide and a matte finish. It is chrome tanned and processed to provide many years of use without the need for treatments or conditioners. Right out of the box this jacket will feel like it was custom made for you. This Perfecto® model 118 motorcycle jacket was designed and built for the long haul, the short ride, and everything in between. Not recommended for those who are looking to just blend in with the crowd.

    Schott NYC uses heavyweight naked cowhide to help your leather jacket become your "second skin". Motorcycle jackets need to be as tough as the people wearing them. For wind protection and added warmth the 118 features an attached belt, zippered sleeve cuffs and a durable insulated nylon quilted lining sewn into the body of the jacket. Our bi-swing back panels and under arm footballs ensures that this jacket moves with you eliminating that restrictive feel often found with other leather motorcycle jackets. Nickel plated brass hardware complete this timeless American made classic that is built to last a lifetime.

    As with all Perfecto® leather jackets, Schott only uses the best, highest quality leather available. In the same tradition started in the late 1920’s, highly skilled workers hand-cut each panel for the 118. In keeping with their original custom style, Schott designed this jacket model with added versatility. Available in both regular and long sizes we often suggest this model for our taller customers. Long sizes add 2 inches to the body length and 1 inch to the sleeves.
    Schott sells this leather jacket model true to size, if you wear a 42 suit jacket simply order a size 42 and you will even have room for a sweatshirt underneath for those colder days. With that said it has occurred a few times that some of those young whippersnappers are able to downsize to achieve that tight, t-shirt only, bad boy look. Of course this is just our best recommendation, as always we suggest you carefully check our sizing diagrams and measurements to determine best fit.

    The Schott Perfecto® Model #118 is still proudly made in the U.S.A. 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 three pocket design of the Schott Perfecto® Model 118 dates back to the late 1940's. In those days this leather motorcycle jacket was referred to as just “Perfecto®” or “Beck model 999” (manufactured by Schott). The small coin flap pocket started out as a custom option offered in the early 50's. By 1955 this coin pocket became a standard feature of this biker-style jacket known as “the Perfecto® One Star".

    Considered to be the best motorcycle jacket it caught the mainstream public's attention after Marlon Brando epitomized the coolest of cool, wearing his Perfecto® in that iconic classic film “The Wild One”. Originally referred to as "the One Star", it was officially banned from schools across the US for an entire year in the mid 50’s. Some believe this action served to make the Schott Perfecto® even more desirable to America’s young renegades with their “Wild One” tendencies. School Boards wanted to burn it and youthful rebels saved every penny to buy one. At the time, this jacket retailed for close to $50 which amounted to roughly 100 hours of work if you were a gas station attendant making fifty cents an hour!

    The customized asymmetrical leather motorcycle jacket worn by Brando became the must-have anti-establishment symbol for 1950’s youth. The orders skyrocketed for this leather jacket causing Irving Schott and his son Mel to increase their workforce and expand the Schott factory. By the mid 1960’s the Perfecto® men’s jackets had also caught on with the emerging rock n roll movement. Once again, due to increasing sales, Schott had grown out of their current factory on King Street in Perth Amboy, NJ. A few new factories later and still in New Jersey, Schott proudly continues this iconic American classic motorcycle jacket for the wild side in all of us. There is still a Schott family member in the factory every day to make sure Irving would still be proud to put his name in these jackets.

    Interested in more? Learn about the history of the Perfecto® by clicking here.
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    Published: Fri, 7/16/2021 by Joseph Croce

    I received the jacket the day after I ordered it, you cannot beat that’s, the jacket is extremely well made and I k now it will last me a lifetime, I have many Schott jackets, they are the only company I will buy my leather from,the quality is unmatched.

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    Published: Wed, 6/30/2021 by Claude Chadoin

    Thanks a lot!
    I was really impressed. I placed my order on tuesday and I recieved my package on friday.
    And the jacket is perfect. I knew that, it's not my first one.

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    Published: Fri, 6/25/2021 by Victor Valdivia

    I absolutely love my new Schott 118 jacket.
    The fit, finish, quality and company history made the choice to buy it quite simple.
    The quality of the leather is superb and the fit is perfect. There are many copies out there, spend the money and buy the best.
    You won’t regret it. I will be buying the 618 very soon to start my Schott collection.

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    118 IT'S AMAZING

    Published: Sun, 4/18/2021 by Javier

    I am from Chile, my height is 169 cm and my weight is 65 kg. I ordered size 34 and it was almost perfect, I would have wanted a little shorter than the waist, I think that size 32 would have been ideal, but it is still incredible. the quality of the leather is Amazing.

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    Published: Fri, 4/9/2021 by Marc asselin

    I'm 6 ft. 235 lbs. Chest 47 got the 46 in a 118 perfecto and it fits perfecto ! It took me a while to pull the trigger and finally she'll out the 825.oo but this jacket is proof that you get what you pay for. Very happy !

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    Published: Mon, 4/5/2021 by Mark Wall

    Amazing quality for the money, I'm very impressed. If you don't like this jacket, you're crazy!

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    Published: Tue, 3/9/2021 by Joe DeSoto C.

    Perfect fit! The fine leather that I know will last forever. I ride so I’ll be breaking it in Sun Rain Snow. I know it will stay intact and only look better. Definitely an investment worth every dollar. Thank you Schott NYC!

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    Published: Wed, 3/3/2021 by Joe Carpentier

    My Perfecto was a little too big and I had to exchange for the proper size. I followed the return exchange policy and sadly sent the Perfecto back. I promptly received the new exchange jacket no questions asked. Schott NYC customer service was awesome and the process simple. My Perfecto 118 fit is excellent and feels better than I imagined. Schott NYC definitely is the best of the best.

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    Published: Sat, 2/27/2021 by GENII

    Superior Quality!
    Exact Fit I Wanted!
    Leather Jacket PERFECTION!!

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    Published: Tue, 2/2/2021 by Mitch Allibone

    I bought the 118 size 50 tall jacket. Glad I bought the tall did as I needed the extra 28” length. I’m a 49” chest, 6’1” and 235 lbs. Jacket fit perfect with room enough for wearing a hoodie underneath....but fits great with just a tShirt. I did have to get the sleeves shortened by about 1.5 inches, which I anticipated. That alteration cost me $100 at a leather tailor...but well worth it for benefit of the extra length. As for the quality? Leather is far far nicer than my Pakistani First Genuine lol! Quality of assembly and tailoring is amazing! Made in the USA is the only way to go! ...and I’m Canadian! lol!

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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

    For more information on returns including for international customers please visit