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: Sat, 10/12/2019 by H. Mironer

    The style and the quality of the leather is top shelf. One issue I have with this jacket is the zipper on the two main pockets. I like the fact they are silver and not brass, but they could be more substantial. I hope they hold up over time? I use these pockets often for keys, ear plugs, and a tire gauge when I ride. At 6’2 225 I was right to get this jacket in the tall size. The inner pocket was a nice bonus. If you had the 141 long in brown it would definitely be a winner.

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    Published: Sat, 10/5/2019 by Kyle Starghill, Sr

    I deliberated this purchase for a while. You will not be disappointed. This is finest quality leather jacket that hard earned money can buy! The sizing is perfect. Forget measuring your size ....whatever size suit jacket you wear order that size and you can still get a sweatshirt under it comfortably... but a t-shirt will still look great as well!

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    Published: Sat, 9/14/2019 by Tim Bowen

    This jacket is so much fun to wear and play in I give it a 10! very sexy jacket

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    Published: Wed, 8/21/2019 by Alessio Storni

    I bought a Schott Flight jacket mod. 184 25 years ago and it is always in very good condition. When I had to choose a new motorcycle jacket my first idea was ... Schott! I spent hours on Schott's web page and 141 was, for me, the best! I ordered and after 5 days it was delivered to my home. Incredible jacket, very beautiful and comfortable! Thanks Schott NYC!

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    Published: Thu, 6/6/2019 by Jason Lu

    So I had a long journey before settling with the jacket.

    Before anything, I wanted a minimalist jacket that isn't the perfecto style jacket. So I bought the Cafecto because it was different and unique from the others. After getting it, it didn't really meet my expectations. It just didn't look right, especially unzipped. Typically with leather jackets, you want them unzipped for a good look. But with the Cafecto, it couldn't achieve that look. So I ultimately returned it (and lost $10 for the fee).

    After doing more research, I settled on a cafe racer. And I wanted it in brown because it works well with my skin tone. The other brown cafe racer jackets wasn't really my kind of brown, whereas the 141 brown was just my style. The brown is so dark that it can pass as black. It's like having two leather jackets in one. So I purchased a Schott 141 in a size 38, as recommended by the fit guide for a standard fit.

    I received the jacket and it was great, except for the fact that it didn't fit well. The sleeves ended just at the first knuckle of my thumbs, which isn't what I like. And the length of the jacket reached past my waist. So overall, it was just too large and I have to exchange for a size 36.

    After getting the size 36 jacket, I can confidently say that I am happy with the jacket. It doesn't feel too tight on me, nor does it feel like anything's too loose on me. Of course, this means I cannot wear a sweater underneath the jacket, but I'm fine with that. You want to keep the inner wear to a minimum when wearing a leather jacket anyway.

    All in all, I highly recommend this jacket if you're shopping for a good leather jacket! If you do decide to get the 141, get the size that will get you a slim fit, otherwise the standard fit.

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    Published: Thu, 3/14/2019 by JDP

    I've had my Schott 141 on my back for the last 16 years and I still feel as though I made the right choice so long ago. I've worn this jacket on and off a motorcycle , sometimes for weeks at a time and truly feel as though buying this brand and model was one if the best decisions I've made. It still feels and fits great, in fact its gotten better each year. I've had more than one offer to buy it from me on the spot and I'll never let it go.

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    Published: Tue, 2/5/2019 by Efren

    First motorcycle jacket ever worn. Great fit. Did not go wrong with size 42 ; I'm 5'5", 143 #. Impressed with the hefty weight/feel and clean-cut.
    Thank you Schott.

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    Published: Sat, 2/2/2019 by OB

    My shape is unusual with 190cm height, a short torso, and monkey arms. This jacket in 44L fits very well at the sleeves and is nice and snug at the chest and hip. My chest is 43 inches so this fits well with another layer, at the hips it fits snugly and lets no air in. Felt comfortable in near freezing temperatures! The only downside of the long size is that it might be too long for me for actual riding, as it bulges up a little if I bend my legs up. But looks great walking the streets of Manhattan!

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    Published: Sun, 12/30/2018 by Robert

    I am 6'2" and 210 lbs. I wear a 44L jacket and ordered a 44L 141 racer jacket in black. It fits perfectly. This is one of the highest quality products I have ever purchased. Customer service was excellent and it arrived at my house 2 days after purchase. It is very comfortable and has kept me warm riding in December. I just love it.

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    Published: Fri, 12/14/2018 by Gene G.

    When I opened the package I was blown away with the look of this jacket. Simply beautiful. The quality is unmatched. Brown cowhide leather with the goldish zippers and hardware are stunning. I ordered a 40, 26" length and the fit is perfect for my 5'8" 165 lbs frame. I like a little extra room in a jacket and this jacket gives me that, but the fit to me is still fitted and slim enough that it doesn't make me look heavier than I am. Jacket length hits me just below the waist which I am happy with. I love the lining insert for a little extra worth, or remove it on a warmer day. The leather is a little stiff at first but has already softened with a few weeks wear.

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