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Vintaged Fitted Cowhide Leather Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 626VN

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Vintaged Fitted Cowhide Leather Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 626VN

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Hand vintaged Perfecto® leather motorcycle jacket.

Our customers asked for a lighter, trimmer asymmetrical leather biker jacket and we answered with the Perfecto® model 626. As easygoing as a second skin yet incredibly durable, this 26” long motorcycle jacket was designed for warmer weather riding or casual trouble—your choice.

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    Features:

  • 26” length moto style jacket
  • Chrome tanned, drum dyed, light weight (2.5 – 3 oz.) cowhide leather
  • Asymmetrical main zipper pattern for added warmth and protection
  • Durable nickel plated brass hardware
  • Snap down lapels, collar and shoulder epaulets No Stars
  • Custom embossed “SCHOTT” snap faces
  • Attached belt with buckle closure and snap
  • Three outside zippered pockets plus small coin flap pocket
  • Leather trimmed inside chest pocket
  • 100% cotton flannel lining
  • U.S.A.

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

    As with all Perfecto® leather jackets, Schott only uses the best, highest quality leather available. We hand-cut the leather panels from the same soft, chrome tanned, drum-dyed and practically indestructible cowhide leather as our other Perfecto® jackets, but the hide is slightly lighter in weight (2.5 to 3 ounces). This leather breathes well and breaks in quick and easy, and our time-honored tradition of tanning and processing ensures it will last many years without needing treatments or conditioners.

    Schott designed the 626 without underarm footballs, allowing a tighter fit for that classic bold and streamlined look that looks good anywhere. For wind protection and added warmth the 626 features an asymmetrical main zipper, attached belt, zippered sleeve cuffs and a durable 100% cotton flannel lining sewn into the body of the jacket. The collar and shoulder epaulets are designed in the traditional 1940s style but the twist is that these epaulets have no stars. If you look closely at the snap down lapels, you will find that the snaps are custom embossed, another detail that shows how far we’ll go to construct jackets of unparalleled quality. Nickel plated brass hardware completes this timeless American-made classic that is built to last a lifetime.

    Leather Type, Fit and Construction:

    Schott NYC uses this semi aniline cowhide to help your leather jacket or “second skin” resist the elements. Motorcycle jackets need to be as tough as the people wearing them. You will enjoy the benefits of both stain resistance and added protection while riding on your classic motorbike or out on the town. For wind protection and added warmth the 626 features an attached belt, zippered sleeve cuffs and a durable 100% cotton flannel lining sewn into the body of the jacket. Nickel plated brass hardware complete this timeless American made classic that is built to last a lifetime.

    In the same tradition used in the 50's, highly skilled workers hand-cut each panel for the 626. In keeping with their original custom style, Schott designed this jacket to fit tighter than most for that classic bold and streamlined look. We suggest you carefully check our sizing diagrams and measurements to determine best fit. The Schott Perfecto® Model #626VN is 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

    History:

    The three pocket design of the Schott Perfecto® One Star 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® mens 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.
    Free shipping for all orders over $100 within the continental USA and APO.
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    PHENOMENAL.

    Published: Sun, 4/25/2021 by Sam

    I’m really not sure how to articulate the magic of this jacket. I had high expectations, and it greatly exceeded them. It’s heavy, well made, and beautifully detailed. Schott’s legacy speaks for itself. And this jacket is truly a work of art befitting that legacy. Not to mention, excellent customer service. Which is rare these days. The prospect of what the jacket costs was a bit overwhelming at first, but having received it i simply couldn't be happier. You get what you pay for. Do yourself a serious favor.

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    SPICOLLI BODHISATVA

    Published: Fri, 3/12/2021 by Spicolli Bodhisatva

    perfect in every way. Fit was spot on. Customer service was exceptional. So stoked to finally have a Perfecto. The Gold standard.
    if your thinking about this jacket. just pull the trigger and pull in to sickest jacket your hard earned money can buy. Cheap knock-offs be damned!

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    MY 626VN EXPERIENCE

    Published: Mon, 1/25/2021 by Dan Steely

    Hey y'all,
    I just wanted to give you a heads up on my experience with the 626VN.

    If you're here and considering buying a Schott jacket, you already know their reputation how well they're made.

    You wanna know the fit, right?

    I'm in my mid-fifties, 5'10", about 190 pounds (with a bit of a gut), and I usually wear a size "large." After reading the other reviews, I decided to size up to an "Extra Large" and I couldn't be happier. The jacket fit me perfectly, with enough room if I gain a few or lose a few pounds.

    I know these are expensive jackets, but they are worth it. It'll last forever.

    I selected the free shipping option and the jacket arrived 3 days early in Seattle.

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    BOMB

    Published: Sat, 1/16/2021 by Michael Tao

    this jacket is the bomb. i am. a fairly skinny guy, 5'10, 125lb, lean but with muscle, kinda like bruce lee, also i do martial arts.

    man this jacket got me feeling some kind of way, it makes me feel good. it fits like a glove, everything is perfect with a t-shirt underneath.

    the quality is good, i got another jacket from farfetch made by some european brands, les hommes, cost over 2000 euro, and this jacket blow that one out of water on everything.

    man these guys know what they are doing when it comes to leather jackets.

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    BEST LEATHER JACKET OF ALL TIME

    Published: Sat, 1/9/2021 by Rob from Tennessee

    I grew up in the Northern US, and used to own a standard weight leather jacket, but now I live in the Southeast, so I wanted something a little lighter and the 626 is perfect. The construction is spectacular, and I’ll be able to wear this jacket 3 out of 4 seasons. The zippers are heavy duty, and the sleeve length fits me just right. I highly recommend this if you want something that feels great, looks great, and isn’t too heavy. (It’s still heavy. Just not too heavy.)

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    A PURE CLASSIC

    Published: Fri, 1/1/2021 by Jason McClendon

    I love all the attention I get from this jacket. Random people will stop me to compliment it!

    I’m 45 yrs old, weightlifter, 5’9”, 205lbs, 46” chest, 32” waist I went with the XL. It’s a bit tight in my upper back, however, I was worried about going XXL because of the longer sleeves. I feel like in just one night out the XL has stretched slightly to form to my size.

    Even though it’s billed as lighter version I believe it’s tough enough to be used for riding.

    Schott, you have a customer for life!

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    I LOVE THIS JACKET

    Published: Fri, 12/27/2019 by Jaci

    I look for any excuse to wear this thing.

    Just a tip, it fits a half size small - try on in store or go off the sizing estimator.

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    FOURTH SCHOTT LEATHER JACKET

    Published: Mon, 11/25/2019 by Vicente Ontiveros

    This was my fourth leather jacket. High quality jacket, truly soft and fits the body perfectly, L size fit liked a glove.

    Looking forward to continue buying more leather jackets from Schott and there is no other better brand!

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    AWESOME JACKET

    Published: Tue, 7/30/2019 by Tim bowen

    This jacket is great for someone who can’t wait for a jacket to break in it feel like it already is

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    BROKEN-IN YET NEW

    Published: Tue, 4/16/2019 by simon

    Comparing this 626VN to my 118, leather is smooth and soft, feels already broken-in, just need to wear it a few times for the jacket to conform to your body shape. I didn't realize the zippers on the sleeves are at a different position comparing to my 118, they sit slightly more on top as compared to the bottom on my 118. Those zippers also open straight to the arms with no lining under them, again this is new to me as I never owned a 626 before, my only experience is comparing it to my 118.

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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. For the holiday season, we will allow returns through January 15, 2022 (or 30 days, whichever is longer) for any purchases made in November or December. Returns must not be worn and have original tags attached.

    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 www.schottnyc.com/returns/