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this piece is a rugged, beautifully-constructed juggernaut. now that i have over 100 hours of wear, I feel qualified to compose a review. as advertised the horsehide takes some time to break in, but this jacket is more and more comfortable with every use. the jacket is a dark gloss in color, in the sunlight it almost shines. the lining is smooth and warm for cold or brisk days. i was advised to purchase an XL, and the fit is perfect. my favorite jacket, I highly recommend.
The jacket is top notch. Really great quality. It is a little stiff, but started softening a little after a week of wear. The fit is good.. I’m 5’11” athletic build—normally wear a 44 in jacket. I bought a size 44 since I wanted it snug and the size was pretty much spot on. Length, shoulder and chest are just right. Bicep is a little tight on the first try, but have relaxed slightly over a week wear. Completely happy with the jacket.
I have owned various Schott jackets through the years and have to say there is a reason this company has been around for 100 years. The quality of materials and workmanship is clearly noticed when you pick one up.
I have 5 Schott jackets and like this one the best. Will enjoy breaking this one in. 6’1” 230 46” chest and purchased size 48. Enough room to add layers underneath. Length in body and sleeves perfect. Sleeves are long which I like for motorcycle riding.
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And not many companies provide their level of customer service.
Calling their jackets ‘Perfecto’ is not superfluous.
It’s the way they make their jackets and the way they do business.
This is my third Schott and my first horsehide jacket. It is very thick and very shiny and will take some time to break in and loosen up, but it is great right out of the box. At 6'3" and 180 lbs with a 42" chest, I ordered a size 44 and it fits in the body perfectly. Having monkey arms, I wear a 35/36" dress shirt, the sleeve length is just a tad short on me. I'm sure after it loosens up it'll be just fine.
This jacket is super premium. I'm fortunate to say that this is my 3rd Schott. This one replaces a 660 I bought about 5 fives ago. While I enjoyed the 660, I've come to learn that the bi-swing back and gusseted sleeves are important features to me. I was introduced to each of these features via the 626 that I bought two years ago; and which I'd grown to favor over the 660 in large part because of said features.
The leather on the 641HH is incredibly nice. It does have a sheen to it, but not in the way that patent leather is shiny. It's a moderately heavy jacket (although not heavier than my 626). I do wish that the lining was removable, as it is in the non HH variant of this model. I'm 5:10' and 150 LBS, The fit is excellent. I did cinch the side straps down to their lowest eyelet, but that's just because I wanted it to hug around my waist. The sleeves are excellent too. Lastly, the smell of this jacket is glorious. Wish I'd bought this one five years ago.
This is my second Schott jacket, the first one being the 613S. I ordered this directly from the website (since stores are closed due to the COVID-19) and I wasn't entirely sure if I'd like the shiny horsehide.
Well, turns out that horsehide is my new favorite for sure. It's a bit shinier than steerhide, but it looks so good! This is definitely one of those classics that will just get better with the years!
In terms of sizing - I'm an athletically built guy at 6'1 ft 180 lbs. I wanted a jacket with a little more room as opposed to snug fit, so I got size 42 which fits the bill nicely (it's also what the online sizing recommended).
This is one of those jackets where you look at it and you just want to put it on and wear it. In fact, I'm wearing as I'm typing this review... :)
This Cafe' Racer HH Jacket is "Incredible!" The Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail are Rare if not Obsolete these days in the Cookie Cutter, Mass Production world we live in! If you haven't found your Heirloom Quality Leather Jacket yet whether You "Ride" or not...Schott NYC...has got you covered, Literally! You Guys Rock!!
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Received my 641HH size 38 on a Thursday. At 5'11" -39" chest and 155 lbs it was too tight. Kinda emaciated rock star tight..... I needed a functional quality durable jacket. After completing the online exchange form that night and shipping the jacket back the next day. It took exactly 1 week to receive my size 40. Length, fit and finish is excellent. Plenty of room for a hoodie or denim to be worn underneath. Very happy with my purchase and Schott's customer service.
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.
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