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This is my first "real" leather jacket. I've owned second hand ones of dubious quality as well as jackets from fashion brands, but nothing is like the real thing!
First off, yeah, I bought this because it was on sale. I liked the look but it wasn't my first choice. I don't exactly have 800 bucks to drop on a jacket though, you know? I was apprehensive about it being unlined, but figured I could send it back... well, I won't be sending it back. The inside is soft buttery suede. On cool nights, putting it on feels like sliding into a big pat of butter.
The exterior leather smelled wonderful right out of the box; it is nice and thin, but wonderfully soft and supple. It does not look at all "cheap" and I imagine it will break in beautifully. Classic look that I can wear for years. Being unlined means I can layer it up or down for cooler or warmer days. Recommend!
This unlined leather jacket is a soft supple leather that is the lightest weight of the several Schott NYC leather coats in my wardrobe. This is a slightly longer length than a typical moto style jacket, and it does a nice job of covering a sweater or untucked shirt that otherwise tends to hang out the bottom of a typical waist-length jacket. My only suggestion for the designers at Schott is to consider lining the sleeves with a slick lightweight lining. The unlined leather has a in the fairly narrow sleeves has a tendency to grab a knit shirt or sweater and pull it up the arm unless you make a point of holding onto the shirt cuff with your hand when putting on the jacket. Nonetheless, I'm very happy with this coat and would recommend it highly.
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.
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• Need to exchange an item? No problem. The shipping label for the first exchange is FREE
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