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