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Very happy with my 118 fits perfect looks amazing, still waiting on the stars for the epaulets hopefully they come soon other than that very satisfied
The best leather jacket ever , so comfortable that I can wear it all day long and feel free when moving doing everyday things or riding... , never felt so with a jacket before plus this jacket got a history .. it fits me like a glove and I love it.
This jacket is simply the best leather jackets I’ve ever worn and one of the best jackets just in general. Super high quality leather and excellent construction. Worth every penny.
I'd like to write a review and overthink and ramble. I'd like to say that this cut gets a bad rap as being for dudes having a midlife crisis and needing something to accomodate their gut. I really don't see that at all.
I had my heart set on the 618 in steerhide, and I would not have even considered the 118. I wanted the extra toughness. However, the 618 was pretty tight in 36, and I don't think I could have worn more than a t-shirt under it; I wanted a bit more versatility, and I was afraid the 38 would be too big and still too short.
The 118 in 36 is sized about like a 618 in 38, sure, but the thing people don't seem to realize is that waist is actually a bit trimmer than a size 38 618. A 118 falls somewhere in between, so it's sort of like a half size, a 37 rather than a 38 but marked as a 36 for whatever reason, despite matching the chest of the size 38.
Anyway, it is bigger in the shoulders (I guess I needed this), a little bigger in the chest... All this is good. I have big shoulders apparently (plus I want to be able to wear stuff under it), and I definitely have a big chest and upper back. However, after my big upper back ends, stuff always tends to be way too loose on my midback and especially my lower back. Since this tapers down at the waist, It fits me great, better than a 618 would in any size.
So, I "settled" for the naked cowhide 118,, but I think it will actually be better for me in the long run anyway...
I hope to be back with another review after I've spent some time with it, maybe years up on years. And, finally, here is a note I just wrote to customer service:
Hi, hopefully this is still Denise! If not, maybe you could tell her for me: She put in a ton of work with me, and it was all worthwhile. While the 618 of my dreams fit kind of funny in 36, a 118 in 36 fits "perfectly". I hate it when people say something fits "perfectly," but... it does. it is exactly the fit I had in mind, great with a t-shirt, but I can also wear a hoodie, or a turtleneck and vest, etc etc etc, under it. I love it so much! I cannot say I have suddenly become a god among men, but I can stay I've spent an awful lot of time admiring my reflection in the mirror, and I promise that is NOT normal for me. I wanted it for its fantastic utility, but of course a flattering fit is a huge relief. It's also really warm. This is great. We'll see if I am still able to wear it in the summer, but mostly I wanted to make sure I could wear it when it's cooler/cold so that it can just hang on my wall 24/7/365, ready to go. If it's too heavy for summer, you can bet I will probably be fiending over a 626 in the future, however, I also really have my eye on the unlined trucker (seems like it would be the perfect companion to the 118 for year-round indoor/outdoor wear/layering, but of course the 626 has the Perfecto look I can't get enough of right now).
This jacket is everything I'd hoped for and more. I know you guys hear this all the time, however, I wanted to say that it would not have been possible without Denise's help. Thank you so much! I firmly believe this jacket will be with me the rest of my life, which was the idea. Will be 40 in a year, and I wanted a comforting companion to kind of literally wear to death. Morbid, but aging does that to a person.
Thank you again, truly. Much appreciation to Denise for helping me, and to the folks who built my jacket and to the supply chain. I don't know if I've ever been so happy with an object, and of course you have to be really happy when something is going to cost a lot and be with you forever.
Thanks a million! I am not exactly a financially successful person, but this is money well spent. I could have one jacket for the rest of my life if I wanted to go to that extreme: this one. Sounds over the top, but, again, I know you guys hear this a lot.
This is a really nice heavy weight product that is finished well. The sleeves are really long. I will have to have them shortened. I understand why they do not alter the sleeves prior to shipping as the length I would have chosen prior to trying on the jacket would not have been correct. Thank you
Full disclosure, this is the first proper leather jacket I've ever owned. But it fits perfectly and looks great zipped up. I'm hoping that as it breaks in, it will relax in the arms a little bit, but as a whole, I love the way this looks and feels. Definitely great for the late fall and early winter we're going through right now. The leather is very thick and pretty stiff to begin with, but that's what I was looking for, so I'm thrilled.
Order your suit jacket size and you won't go wrong! They're called "classic" because the style can't be specifically dated ... it's whatever that means to you, pure "nostalgia"! You deserve it, get it!
The quality, fit, comfort, stitching, finish, color just everything was perfect. Extremely fast service. Couldn't be happier.
The quality and craftsmanship of this jacket is amazing! I'm 5'9 134# and the 118 size 34 fits perfectly. Arm length is a little long even for riding, but I have short arms. I emailed customer service and they told me that shortening the sleeve length would be no problem. I'm very happy with my purchase! I'm already looking at the 618 for my next one.
I actually initially ordered the 118 in a size 38. To give you some context, my measurements are below:
The fit was excellent around the chest, but the only issue for me was the sleeves were a little too long and wide for my liking. I can see how this fit makes 100% sense for bikers, i don’t happen to be one though.
The quality of this leather is UNREAL! This one is cow hide I believe and was buttery soft and very comfortable. It’s got all the bells and whistles needed for riders.
For myself personally I’ve always worn moto jackets because i love the esthetics and fit of a nice leather.
I ended up returning the 118 for a 613S in my chest size (40) as it was recommended by Denise (if I recall correctly). And boy, was that the best decision I’ve made! It fits exactly like a new leather should fit in the beginning, snug but not too tight with enough room to break in over the years. I’m incredibly happy with the customer service/support I’ve received from Schott and happy I chose this incredible company!
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