Schott N.Y.C.
Lightweight Fitted Cowhide Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 626


Lightweight Fitted Cowhide Motorcycle Jacket

STYLE: 626

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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    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.


  • 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.


    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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    Published: Sun, 8/23/2020 by O'Prez

    I've owned a few Perfectos over the years - some 118's, a 618, a PER70 and the 626VN. I still have the 626VN but sold the rest. The 118's were too boxy, the 618 too short and I just didn't like the PER70. The 626VN looks great but I'm very finicky and am not a fan of the zip placement on the sleeves. What I always wanted was a more sleek and somewhat longer version of the 118. The 626 fits the bill in every respect. The XL comes with a 27 inch back length which is exactly what I wanted. Zips on the sleeves to the back with gussets (unlike the 626VN) and the bi-swing back panels make it a more comfortable jacket than its vintaged first cousin. Actually, the lack of sleeve gussets and and bi-swing back panels were little niggles I had about the the 626VN. This is my second 626 as the first one I bought had a high gloss finish. The second one, the one I'm reviewing now has more of a sheen than a high gloss. I hate high gloss! So another win. I swapped out the buckle for a buckle I took from a 118 and stuck a couple of stars on the epaulettes and now it's everything I was looking for. Now if only I could stop sniffing it! God I love the smell of leather!!

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    Published: Sun, 7/19/2020 by Japanese woman from Gemany

    First of all I thank you for the quick delivery! I did not expect that it will work really so quickly because of Corona crisis.
    I am actually mid aged woman who loves mens´ motorcycle jacket. Hence, my review will not correspond to the "average" customer´s review.
    But anyway, I love this jacket although the sleeves are bit too long for me; but most of the jackets have sleeves which are too long for me.... So please do not mind.
    I hope you will survive the Corona crisis!

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    Published: Mon, 6/1/2020 by bill

    This was my first schott jacket, I reviewed several posts and used the size guide to determine fit. I am 40 years old fairly fit, 6 ft 210 lbs, 42 inch chest, size 35 jeans. The jacket fits snug in shoulders and underarms, not tight. Chest and abdomen have about an inch of play when zipped, just right, if I ordered medium it would be too tight in the pits. I am able to cross arms and its snug. If there was one drawback it would be that the sleeves are slightly longer than I would like, no big deal. Definitely worth it, absolutely great jacket. Shipping was speedy amd arrived without problem. The reviews are accurate, great American company.

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    Published: Mon, 4/13/2020 by J

    This jacket is sweet went with 3xl and was a little to loose for my taste off the bat. The brown is rich and the cowhide has a beautiful texture to it. Return was quick and hassle free. My third jacket and I and very pleased yet again.

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    Published: Sat, 4/11/2020 by BC Ganley

    Great fitting lighter weight jacket for the spring. The usual Schott quality.

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    Published: Tue, 2/4/2020 by Austin

    The fitted cut of this jacket looked a lot sleeker and more stylish on me than the others that I tried on in the Schott store. The more traditional cuts looked over sized or boxy on me compared to the 626. I am 6'0" and 175 lbs, so thin, but not exactly a rail. If you are a slimmer guy you are going to want to go with the 626 for sure.

    I think the slimmer silhouette of the 626 is also ideal for someone who is more interested in the Schott Perfecto for it's artistic heritage as a fashion icon than motorcycle culture. Someone who is going for a trendy, punk, modern or dressed up style more than the biker look should really consider the 626. It's got all the classic Americana, but slightly tuned to be a little more flattering and fit in with a modern wardrobe. The materials are durable and high quality. The tartan lining is a really nice touch too. Overall the jacket looks great, smells great and feels great! I am actually a little sad that the Schott website does not feature this jacket more prominently. This is the one you are looking for!

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    Published: Sat, 12/21/2019 by C Baxter

    I had been looking at Schott's leather jackets for a long time and when they had their sale in November I jumped at the chance.

    I'd been considering the vintaged 626 but after seeing an online review that highlighted that it didn't have the bi-fold back like the original 626 I decided to go with the original as I will be wearing it for riding. If you are just buying it as a fashion piece, and like the vintaged look, I reckon go for that.

    The quality and workmanship is outstanding. It's so well put together and looks fantastic. The tartan lining is a highlight. The leather is high quality and feels solid, even on this lightweight version. Living in Australia I decided to go with the lightweight leather.

    I'm 6'2" and 92kg. The size guide recommended a large and the fit is spot on.

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    Published: Sun, 7/28/2019 by Sergio Montoya

    Height: 5'6
    Weight: 169
    Age: 25
    Build: Average
    Jacket purchased: Schott 626 size M

    I was a little unsure about how the medium fit at first but it really is true to size accurate. The 626, although lightweight compared to other jackets available, I feel is still pretty sturdy despite being so flexible. It is definitely on the slimmer side as far as leather jackets go, but it's exactly what I was looking for. I'm glad I made the decision to purchase this jacket as I feel it will last me a VERY long time.

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    626 ROCKS

    Published: Tue, 4/30/2019 by Ken, HK
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Ordered my first Schott jacket, a S for my lean fit 6 foot, 70kg body and it fits like a glove, literally a perfect wrap all over as if it was custom made.
    Then I discovered the quality of the leather on the back patch of the two forearms was not great. Returned it and Schott exchanged it quickly with no fuss for another and it was perfect.
    Great work Schott, definitely will order again in the future.

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    Published: Fri, 2/1/2019 by Fernando

    Im a chest size 40, i ordered a M and it fit

    Its light, i can move around perfectly, feels great. I had tried the 613sh on size 40 but it felt too tight, my shoulder even hurt.

    But this one is great, where i live doesnt get super cold so the light weight its ok here, i can add a sweatshirt and if feels good too.

    Also since its not that super warn im gonna be able tonwear it on cool nights as well no need to wait for winter.

    I love punk rock and metal so i needed this.

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