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Lightweight Fitted Cowhide Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 626

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Lightweight Fitted Cowhide Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 626

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Our customers asked for a lighter, trimmer asymmetrical leather biker jacket and we answered with this Perfecto® jacket. 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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    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 bi-swing back panels give you that extra range of motion so you won’t feel restrained in your 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.

    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
  • Zippered sleeve cuffs with sleeve gussets.
  • Bi-swing back panels for extra range of motion
  • 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.



    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 #626 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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    THE BEST JACKET I HAVE EVER OWNED.

    Published: Tue, 10/24/2023 by James Bowen

    I don't know what else to say. It's incredible.

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    SCHOTT 626 2XL

    Published: Mon, 8/28/2023 by Darwin Maurice Lalonde

    Unbelievably beautiful. Fit and finish amazing, sizing chart was accurate. I am 6 ft250 lbs, jacket is snug on the beer belly otherwise shoulders and arm length great. Despite being almost 60 this jacket works as an everyday wear. Surprisingly warm with cotton liner, glad I didn't get the 118 , would have been cooking in the fall and spring.

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    PERFECT FIT

    Published: Mon, 5/29/2023 by James Grigg

    This is my first Schott MC jacket. I'm 5'8" and weigh 140. The jacket fit perfectly and the quality is excellent. Beautiful jacket!

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    EXTREMELY BADASS ON EVERY LEVEL

    Published: Mon, 4/24/2023 by Pauly Stax

    I am 6'2 180lbs. I got a medium for a slim type fit. This jacket is ridiculous.. "Perfecto"
    If you want to look killer at concerts, this is your jacket. If you want to look like a rockstar, this is your jacket. I have three shot jackets. A 234, a per 70, and a 626. If you want one that looks aged and worn get the per 70, otherwise get the 626. Both have a slimmer fit. Both of these jackets are great because they don't have underarm footballs which mess up the aesthetic. So glad I have a 626.
    Strangely enough, the women's 626 doesn't have buy swing arms, but the women's 626 VN does, the men's 626 VN does not have by swing arms. So if you want by swing arms and you're a dude, get the 626. If you're a woman get the 626vn. I got my girlfriend a 626 VN and she loves it. I love my 626 and feel like it's the best offering from shot if you want the quintessential look and jacket. I can't wait to go to some concerts and for the cooler weather to return.

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    ROCK STAR JACKET

    Published: Mon, 4/24/2023 by Pauly Stax
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Killer fit and look!
    Follow the size guide for an awesome fit.
    I went with a medium. I am tall at 6'2" and 180lbs. It fits great and looks awesome without any bulkiness. The leather is really nice and the stitching and detail is spot on.
    If you're a musician, this jacket is great for stage use and looks very rock and roll. Best jacket for going to concerts as well.
    Their slim fitting jackets like the Per70 and the 626 are meant for slender type folks, if that is you, then this is your jacket.
    (On a side note) Schott flip flopped the bi-swing feature offered between their men's and women's jackets. The women's 626vnw has bi-swing arms but the 626w doesn't. In men's the 626 has bi-swing arms and the 626vn does not. I got my girlfriend a 626wvn also and she love it. It's her first leather jacket, She is petite and I got her a small. Both of our jackets have the same features but hers has a vintaged finish. The 626 is totally Badass.
    If you want to look cool at ALL concerts and everywhere you go, then you owe it to yourself to get a Schott 626 or Per70.

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    AS GOOD AS IT GETS! THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT. TRUST THE SIZE GUIDE FOR THE BEST MODEL JACKET EVER!

    Published: Sat, 4/15/2023 by Pauly Stax
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    If you want the best fitting biker jacket for looking awesome at concerts, this is it. I am 180lbs, 6'2" tall and not overweight. The guide said to get a medium. It is perfect. I also got a Per70 not long ago in a Large and it's great but the fit on the 626 is divine. The classic 626 has the bi-swing back with no underarm footballs and is perfect. I can still fit a hoodie on if I wanted to. The fit feels tailored and it looks really good. Don't worry, it's not terribly shiny, and some of the shine will wear off after breaking in. Anyway, this is the quintessential looking and fitting jacket with all the bells and whistles. Flannel lining, belt, epaulets, coin pocket, full panels of leather. The only thing I would change if I was designing it would be to locate the sleeve zippers more on the top or side rather than underneath (just for looks). This jacket is SICK. If you aren't overweight, this is the model to order unless you are an actual biker and wanted something thicker. Though I would think one could totally ride in this jacket especially in the less colder months. This jacket will be perfect for going to concerts or for stage use too (if you're in bands like I am). Trust the size chart. Also this jacket isn't squaky like my per70 (the collar makes hella squeaks, I'll need to hit it with a little talcum powder.) The Per 70 is a ridiculously badass jacket too, I should have kept the medium and not exchanged it for a large, although it fits great too, just not as snug and fitted, but still has a fitted look and not that boxy gut on other models. I recommend both of these jackets. The 626 has shinier hardware than the per70. All in all, I will be wearing the effing crap out of this jacket in all but the coldest months with the Per70 and 234 thrown in the rotation here and there. I think the 626 will be my main go to biker jacket for life. Thank You Schott. It arrived in 3 days.

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    GREAT JACKET

    Published: Wed, 4/12/2023 by Alexandru Pavel
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    great fit, posture and quality of the leather and the lining.

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    UNBELIEVABLE BEAUITFUL JACKET!

    Published: Wed, 1/11/2023 by Mark Murphy
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    The jacket I wanted all my life! It got delivered here in Canada and i couldn't take it off. Very light, silky inside, not over warming. Perfect for motorcycle. Thank you SCHOTT! you hit it out of the park!
    Murf

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    THE JACKET THAT I NEEDED.

    Published: Fri, 10/7/2022 by Alvin Ortiz
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

    Perfect for Florida motorcycling fro Fall to Spring. I am happy that I purchased it.

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    GREAT JACKET

    Published: Fri, 4/15/2022 by Zack
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

    The leather used to make the jacket is absolutely stunning, soft and overall not heavy on the shoulders. Even the collar feels soft and warm against the neck and easily bends around your neck, instead of trying to push your neck forwards like some of the really heavyweight leather jackets. The cut and design is wonderful, as some who is tall and a narrow cut it fits really well with plenty of room to move. Without a huge unwanted gut, that seems to be built into so many jackets once the size goes over medium.
    The only room for improvement would be using a natural material to line inside the sleeves, the polyester lining while durable leaves much to be desired.

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