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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.

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.

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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.

    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.
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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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    626 VN

    Published: Sat, 2/9/2019 by Ricardo Villarreal
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    The jacket is vey good but sleeves is too big

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    WELL WORTH THE PRICE!

    Published: Tue, 1/22/2019 by Michael La Manna

    I was a bit on the fence paying $870 for a jacket, especially when it was mail order and I couldn't try it on.
    When it came in the mail it was love at first sight!
    The craftsmanship was superior to any jacket I've ever owned and the fit was as expected slim and fashionable.
    Very Happy!
    Oh and my wife loves how it looks on me so BIG plus!

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    VINTAGE AND GREAT LOOKING JACKET

    Published: Mon, 12/17/2018 by AR

    The 626VN is best captured in the first two (2) pictures (showing the front and back of the jacket) which boasts its vintaged looks. I'm 6'2" with a 42"inch chest, 193 lbs with broad shoulders and found the XL to fit best for my shoulders. However, the jacket was a bit too big overall in the chest and back, and so decided to size down to the Large which gives a fitted or slimmer fit. The range of mobility is somewhat limited, however I am not using the jacket for riding. I also wouldn't plan to have thick garments under the jacket either - living in South Florida this suits just fine. I was also considering the PER70, but decided against its higher level of vintaging compared to the 626VN. The quality and build is top-shelf. With some wear and stretching the jacket seems to be taking on a good fit.

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    I LOVE THIS JACKETS!!

    Published: Mon, 12/4/2017 by Jimmymoto
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

    I bought this 626vn at the L.A. store and couldn't be happier.I tried on the 618 and 118 steer hide perfectos...the leather was just too stiff for me.I wanted a everyday casual jacket and riding jacket.This jacket is extremely comfortable and I knew it was the one for me after trying it on.I'm 5'11" ,190 lbs.....it fits very snug,so I went with the XXL.....another great feature that I like is the traditional zipper sleeve which allows for a slight roll up if desired. ...great "cool casual look "for around town.The jacket feels broken in right from the start and has a great vintage look.My next Schott purchase will be the 619!!!

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    AMAZING JACKET

    Published: Fri, 10/20/2017 by Pablo Valenzuela
    2 of 4 people found the following review helpful

    This jacket is just PERFECT! I love it. I bought the 626 regular and fit really good and also you can wear that with a sweater or something but the 626vn it’s more light and slim fit what is great if your are looking for something with more “rock&roll” style. I appreciated a lot how they treat the costumers. Jerri is amazing 😉

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    DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER

    Published: Sat, 9/2/2017 by NJB

    I have been searching for a leather that has a lot of quality but at a reasonable price and the search is over. I am a slim guy so shopping online can be difficult. I had been looking at this online and was close enough to the Chicago store to try it on. I could tell taking it off the rack it was the one. The fit for a slim guy is fantastic. The shoulders, chest, arms, and total length are just perfect. For reference I am 5'10" and 125 lbs and the XS fits perfectly. It is on the tight side but with regular wear should mold perfectly. I debated the regular 626 vs the VN but once I saw the VN in person, I was sold. The distressing is done thoughtfully and not overdone or cheesy like some can do it. Overall really happy!

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    SATISFIED CUSTOMER IN TEXAS

    Published: Thu, 4/20/2017 by Kenneth D. Shaddock

    Ordered the vintage cowhide motorcycle jacket 626VN online on a Saturday from Dallas, Texas. Order was filled and shipped that Monday per the email Schott sent me and I received the jacket the following Thursday. I usually take a size medium in a jacket or coat (40R), so that's what I ordered. Medium in this jacket was extremely snug (uncomfortably snug), so I filled out the return form which came with the jacket, packed it back in the box without removing the tags as instructed, and mailed it back to Schott the following day (Friday). I received an email the next Wednesday informing me the replacement jacket had shipped and it arrived the next Saturday. The large size fits fine. The jacket is exactly as I expected; the quality of the leather, the stitching, snaps and zippers are all very good, and of course it looks great. I wanted a lighter weight jacket and one I wouldn't have to spend a lot of time breaking in. This jacket should fit the bill.

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    THE BEST

    Published: Sat, 6/11/2016 by Olivier
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Hello From France

    I just don't know how to describe this jacket. It fits perfectly even on first wearing.

    The vintaged process is just perfect, this jacket looks like it was worn for years.
    The leather is soft and the inner coton lining is warm, let you move easily and have a really good looking .

    It's my first real Schott "perfecto" i've some other brand leather jackets but no one is like this one and i already plan to buy an other A 118 i think.

    Only warning make sur to order the good size if you want to wear it with heavy sweater. I'm 5,9' tall and 50" chest and It's most use for me with light shirts. With heavy pullover or other i'm little tight. But with t-shirts or light sweater "i'm home"

    Thanks again and i see you for my next jacket

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    JACKET

    Published: Sat, 3/26/2016 by Jeannie Hess
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Customer Service was great Jacket came n just a few days Is wonderful,my son loves it Thanks

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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. 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.

    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