Schott N.Y.C.
Classic Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 141


Classic Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 141

The Schott NYC model 141 is a true classic racer leather motorcycle jacket made from the finest naked cowhides. With its stand-up collar and its bi-swing back it always makes for a clean, perfect fit.

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  • Offered in both 26" and 28” 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 quality
  • Wind flap along the inside of main zipper for added warmth and protection
  • Mandarin style collar with adjustable snap closure and keeper snap
  • Bi-swing back panels with grommet vented underarm footballs
  • Traditional zippered sleeve cuffs
  • Nickel plated side buckles
  • Three outside zippered pockets with chain pulls
  • Inside vertical snap breast pocket
  • Poly twill lined with zip-out pile lining secured by two lower snap locks
  • U.S.A.

    Leather Type, Fit and Construction:

    Our classic café racer is a true four season riding jacket. Customer demand has kept this design in constant production for over forty years. We know you will agree that it is our most versatile leather jacket! The Model 141 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.

    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 141 features an inside wind flap under the main zipper, a zip out pile lining and zippered sleeve cuffs. 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 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 model 141. Available in both regular and long sizes we often suggest this model for our taller customers. Offered in sizes 32 to 54 in regular and 36 to 54 in long we are confident one of these regularly stocked sizes will fit. 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. 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 Model #141 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 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 141 continues this cafe racer style from the 50's. Based on these early leather motorcycle jacket café racer designs the 141 has changed ever so slightly. We feel our updates have made a legendary design better and even more versatile. Schott continues production of the Café Racer motorcycle jacket style, as always, right here in the U.S.A, with a Schott family member hands on in the factory every single day.
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    Published: Fri, 9/10/2021 by Chip Richardson

    I'm not what I can say about this jacket that hasn't already been said. I've owned several Schott jackets and have loved every one of them, but this one tops them all. The fit, the style, and the quality are all outstanding. I was having a hard time choosing between black and brown and I eventually chose brown. The color is so dark and rich I thought it was black when I first took it out of the box. It's beautiful.

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    Published: Fri, 7/23/2021 by Reyner Rondón

    … I finally have it !!! from the USA to Peru, the legendary café racer 141; I never had such a solid jacket, with the details so well done… uff the best. I measure 1.77 cm (5.10 inches) with a weight of 95 kg (209 pounds) the size I chose a 46 and it fit me perfectly…thank you so much Schott team
    Greatings from the Andes

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    Published: Sun, 5/23/2021 by Larry

    Excellent fit and craftsmanship throughout. Sized as suggested. Perfect for riding or any other time. Warm and comfortable. Impressive product.

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    Published: Sat, 4/10/2021 by alfred zimmermann

    This is my second jacket I bought from Schott and I couldn't be more pleased. They make quality leather jackets, hands down.

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    Published: Fri, 2/5/2021 by Rik Kellerman
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    I had a Schott Perfecto in my teens through my late twenties until I outgrew it, and passed it on to a friend, who's son is now wearing it.
    As someone who rides, I needed a good fitting leather jacket, and one that would last. The fit, craftsmanship of Schott Jackets is unsurpassed. I know that this jacket will outlast me, and I will pass it down to the next generation..
    Yeah, they're expensive, but think of it not as an expense, but as an investment.

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    Published: Fri, 1/1/2021 by Dave R
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    This jacket is beautiful and the sizing recommendations on the website were spot on perfect. I’m 5’ 10” 157 pounds average slim build, and wanted a slim fitting jacket. Size 38 was awesome fitting for what I wanted. Leather was soft and smooth out of the box, and you couldn’t ask for a nicer finish. I bought mine in brown, and it is a very dark brown with buttons and zippers trimmed out in a gold tone. If you want a leather with more of a brown tone, you may want to look at one of Schott’s other style jackets, because this one is extremely dark. It’s highly rated for a reason!

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    Published: Tue, 12/8/2020 by Garth
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    I bought my First Schott Leather Jacket almost 50 years ago and it traveled the world with me. It’s aged out & hasn’t diminished a bit—but I have outgrown it so it’s onto new adventures with my son and still going strong.
    The newest replacement may be even better but I am guessing it will end up it’s story with another son long after I am gone.

    Best investment ever—I have big shoulders & take a size 54—Jacket fits perfectly!!
    You will not be disappointed.

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    Published: Sun, 12/6/2020 by Bill Matesich

    What a beautiful jacket. It is stiff and heavy when it first arrives, but quickly starts to break in and is easy to wear. This jacket is perfect with a pair of jeans and looks fantastic. It is such a pleasure to purchase a well made product that is made in the United States.

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    Published: Mon, 11/16/2020 by Jeffery Reed

    Great leather great jacket. Fits a little tight with the liner in, but it’s good when I remove it. I live in Texas so it should be fine. I’m afraid if I went up a size sleeves would be to long.

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    Published: Tue, 11/10/2020 by Chuck
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

    This is a high quality leather jacket. I'm a motorcycle rider and it fits perfectly when standing or when my arms are extended to reach the bike grips. I'm 6'0", 200lbs, with a 44.5 inch chest. I bought a 44 and it fits just right...a snug but comfortable motorcycle fit. I can wear it with the nice liner zipped into it, and I can also wear another thin motorcycle liner-type jacket under it and it's still comfortable and warm on 50 degree days. With the liner zipped out, it's comfortable on 70 degree days. I'm very happy with this jacket. I've got other motorcycle jackets but this is definitely my favorite. The Schott's quality is so good, I've decided I'm going to buy a lighter weight street jacket. If you want a high quality leather jacket, I don't think you can go wrong buying a Schott's jacket.

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