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More than a decade ago, I was a punk rocker. I owned a biker style jacket that was very much a part of me, it was the jacket I never wanted to take off. My biggest regret was giving it away, I truly missed it. Now several years later, though my looks may have changed, the embodiment is still there. Since then I have owned many leather jackets, one by one, they just didn’t cut it. I couldn’t find the one that just felt right, the one I wanted around, the one you get excited putting on, the second skin as most say. Until now.
This is my second Schott leather jacket, the first being the 530, now while I very much like that jacket, this is more my pace. This is what I’ve been missing after all those years.
I ordered this jacket in an XS, when I received it, it was way too tight, I could barley move my arms, forget zipping it up, not gonna happen. I’m 5’6” 155lbs about a 37, 38 chest. I went with the XS because my 530 is in that size and it fits me. I returned it the same day, about a week and a half, I got the jacket in a size small. Fits me just right, I will have the sleeves shorten, just a tad. Though that is just my preference, and it does not reflect the quality of this garment.
Pros: the leather is quality, lambskin is supple, it doesn’t feel thin by the slightest, this is vegetable tanned leather, and it shows. The hardware is black, so it just blends nicely with the jacket. It’s missing the coin pocket, belt, epaulettes, which I like, the jacket is subtle, and that was the draw for me. I’ve worn it out in the cold with a hoodie underneath, and though it’s not the warmest, it still was enough.
I wish I could wear it year round, I can’t take this thing off, I wear it just sitting watching TV, drawing for my clients, etc. Any chance I get, I will put it on.
Cons: Some will say the price, yet you get what you pay for, and that goes for just about anything. The quality is there, that can’t be refuted.
If you’re looking for a biker style jacket, that is subtle, easy to pair with just about anything. This is it, I am beyond content with my purchase, as well as the customer service I received from Schott.
I have 2 other schott jacket, one is 184sm (nice naked cow hide) and another is P665 asset.
The 184 is kind of bulky but very warm and heavy, suitable for winter weather. P665 is like an armor, need at least a few years to completely break in.
Now this raven jacket is absolute a dream to wear. I got the S size which fit me very nicely, no break in needed. I'm 5 foot 10, 37 chest size and 170lb. Normally wears small or 38 in suit sizes. My P665 is size small and 184 is size 38.
Ok, let's face it, spending a thousand plus dollars on a leather jacket is insane. I can't afford it but that didn't stop me from walking through their nyc store and trying out the jackets.I wasn't planning or expecting to fall in love with a jacket but that's exactly what happened. I came across the Raven. So simple in design and clean. However once i felt the soft leather, that was it for me. This jacket , as with all Schott jackets, screams quality. Once you've felt the leather on the Raven jacket, you'll understand. This isn't one of those fancy designer brand leather jackets. This is the kind of jacket that will age beautifully and will last for years and years. I wanted it but just couldn't justify spending over a grand on it. So i waited and hoped for some sale. I waited for what felt like years, then finally Schott threw out a discount code and I didn't hesitate. I grabbed that jacket. I saved a couple of bucks and got my dream jacket with no regrets. I'm gonna have this jacket forever. It's going to look better and better each passing year. That's what great leather jackets do, they get better. Thanks Schott for making such a fine product! By the way, side note...the leather of this jacket smells incredible! Real leather jacket aficionados will understand.
This is my 3rd Schott coat. Amazing quality and craftsmanship as always. Coat is perfect for Fall and Spring. Nice weight but not too heavy. Schott makes the best leather coats, well worth every penny.
My first real investment on a leather jacket. Absolutely love this piece. I was debating a long time between the classic motorcycle style and something more casual. After a lot of thought, this jacket I could wear to ANYTHING and it would be appropriate. Work, school, interviews, you name it. Best decision I could have made. The lambskin is so buttery smooth to the touch. Even though it's lightweight, I still find it durable and warm in cold conditions. On really windy days one of the first things I noticed was how I felt none of it coming through my torso. I can't say enough on how happy I am on this purchase despite the price I paid. My only gripe was that there were a couple loose threads on the arm cuffs.
I'm 6'3, 180lbs, with a 40in chest. The medium fits perfectly on my shoulders. It sits perfectly on my waist line. If you are planning on riding, or just prefer something less fitted to get more protection from weather, either size up or look for a different jacket made of something other than lamb, as it is not as strong as the other skins.
From the moment I put it on I knew this was going to be my go-to jacket. The quality of the leather is just unparalleled. You can notice it the second you look/smell/feel it. The fit is perfect and the break in period is minimal (though I imagine it will look and feel even better the more I wear it). In fact, the first day I put it on a random person on the street goes "awesome jacket!". Even without that unsolicited call out, this jacket is sweet. Don't hesitate, get it.
The Raven is a beautiful jacket. Superb quality and craftsmanship as you would expect from Schott.
I sent it back because I ordered a Large and the arms were too long, they exchanged it for a medium without a quest. Unfortunately I had to return it not because of the jacket, it was because I have an odd shape. I have 3 other Schott jackets and I love them. This will exceed your exceptions, it is sexy and sweet.
I bought the black version. I love the jacket, but I want to post a few things that I had questions about before buying one.
I’m 6’0 and around 220 lbs with broad shoulders and small gut. The XL fits me perfect. Like absolutely perfect. Not too tight, not loose, no movement restriction and zips up no issue.
The leather itself. Yes, it is lambskin but this is not that fashion jacket lambskin or that mall jacket lambskin. This is much thicker lambskin than I am used to, which results in a lighter-weight jacket than cowhide, but still a hefty jacket. The leather is silly soft and has a beautiful grain. The paisley lining adds a nice touch. All black hardware is another plus. I‘ll have this jacket for a long time, along with my Schott 530.
This is my first leather jacket, and I learned that buying a leather jacket takes patience and research. I wanted a jacket for style/fashion as I do not ride a motorcycle. This jacket gives you a biker style, but is much more toned down, which is what I was looking for. The lambskin vs thick heavy cowhide was also much more what I was looking for. Even though it is lambskin, you will still notice the leather is much thicker and higher quality than other lambskins leathers that I tried as well. I am 6'1 195lbs with a 43inch chest. The size large fits perfectly.
Just like all of my Schott jackets, this too is perfect and 5 stars is not enough. If you are on the fence about purchasing the Raven I hope that this review along with all of the others helps you make the decision to own this jacket.
Since this is made with lambskin it is buttery soft and conforming, it does not require a break in period like the other thicker hides. The cut, design and finish make this a truly versatile jacket that can be worn anywhere and you won't look out of place.
I'm 5'11, have longer arms,broad shoulders and a 32" waist. It's not easy to find something that fits and looks good but Schott always has something that is perfect.
This is my go to jacket for those Spring and Fall days when you don't need something too heavy.
You'll always get top quality, personalized service at Schott whether it's online or in the store but you should make it a point to go into a store, it's an unrivaled experience you won't forget.
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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