Waxy Natural Cowhide 50's Perfecto® Motorcycle Leather Jacket

STYLE: 519


Waxy Natural Cowhide 50's Perfecto® Motorcycle Leather Jacket

STYLE: 519

The Perfecto® 519 biker jacket is one of our most loved leather motorcycle jackets in a midweight pebbled cowhide.

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    Designed and built for the long haul, the short ride, and everything in between, the 519 is made from hand cut panels of full aniline, mid-weight cowhide with a soft, buttery feel that will last for years without the need for treatments or conditioners. More suited to fashion than riding, this 26” long jacket is a bold, retro version of its older brother, the Perfecto® 613. It has the same elements like the asymmetrical front zipper and snap down lapels and collar but offers a slimmer fit and a tighter cut in the arms. The large back panel design, a signature of Schott's uncompromising Perfecto® quality, makes it incredibly easy to move in this jacket, while the 3-oz quilted insulation keeps you comfortable and warm.


  • 26" Back Length
  • Midweight Pebbled Cowhide
  • Large back Panel Design
  • Nickel Hardware
  • Vintage Schott Perfecto® Label
  • Double Needle Stitched Shoulder Epaulets with "One Star"
  • Snap Down Lapels and Collar
  • Bi-swing Back
  • Zippered Sleeve Cuffs with Wind Flaps
  • Attached Snap Down Belt with Buckle
  • Three Outside Zippered Pockets Plus Small Coin Flap Pocket
  • Lower Inside Map Pocket
  • 1 ½” diamond 3oz Polyfill Insulated Fixed Quilt Body Liner
  • U.S.A.

    Model is 6'1", weighs 175 lbs, with a 37" chest and is wearing size Medium.

    Leather Type, Fit and Construction:

    Our 519 was designed as a retro version of the popular 613. The is one of our slimmer leather motorcycle jackets which is more suited for fashion than riding. Perfecto® Model 519 leather jackets are made with chrome-tanned, drum dyed, plump cowhide leather. You will find this jacket to be very comfortable to wear the moment you first try it on. This leather is made with an oil and aniline finish that gives a rustic look and a soft “hand”. As with all of Schott’s high quality leathers, this mid-weight cowhide is tanned and processed to provide many years of use without the need for treatments or conditioners.

    Incorporating more of a fashion fit, the 519 is cut tighter in the arms. We also removed the underarm footballs for a more streamlined fit. The open sleeve cuff design and rounded shoulder epaulets were born in the late 1920's on our first zippered leather motorcycle jacket, the model 1928. Another change that was made from our original 613 design is the added snap near the belt buckle. This was done to keep the heavy buckle in place even when the belt is open. This Perfecto® model 519 motorcycle jacket was designed and built for the long haul, the short ride, and everything in between!

    As with all Perfecto® leather jackets, Schott only uses the best, highest quality leather available. In the same tradition used in the 50's, highly skilled workers hand-cut each panel for the 519.

    The Schott Perfecto® Model #519 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.

    Interested in more? Learn about the history of the Perfecto® by clicking here.
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    Published: Sun, 10/6/2019 by Holger N

    I definitely looked around a lot before finally pulling the trigger on the 519. In the end, the jacket fit me perfectly (Medium, I'm athletic 6ft and 177lbs) and am looking forward to breaking it in and creating my own journey in it.

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    Published: Fri, 9/13/2019 by Leon

    The jacket is awesome, as expected by a company like Schott.
    Heavy, soft leather, heavy-duty zippers, stitching and cut on point, everything about this jacket screams quality.
    It looks seriously cool.
    Slim fit, if you need space for your belly maybe consider going one size up, hasn’t been a problem for me tho, mine fits like a glove.
    All in all: Buy this jacket, you won’t be disappointed!

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    Published: Fri, 6/14/2019 by RPK

    I had been wanting this exact jacket for years and when I stumbled upon it in SF, it was love at first sight! The fit, weight, smell and quality were everything I was hoping it would be. I have had it almost two years now and it looks even better now it's worn in. I could have gone an XS but I like that I can wear a sweater underneath. Exceptional quality and craftsmanship... I cannot wait to get the same in brown.

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    Published: Mon, 2/18/2019 by Dianne Siegfried

    Beautiful fit and quality! Very rock and roll. Very sexy!

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    Published: Mon, 1/14/2019 by arden somers

    Compliments galore with this jacket … on and off my Harley.
    I'm 5' 8", 140 lbs, 39" chest and a size medium fits me nicely.

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    Published: Mon, 12/31/2018 by Brendan

    I did a lot of research and exploration to try to find my perfect leather jacket, and finally landed on the 519 Waxy Cowhide Perfecto. I'm so glad I did. I had to send back the first order (XS) because of a minor defect, and also to size up to a Small. The customer service team was great, and the exchange was very easy, even in the midst of the holiday rush. For me this was a pretty big investment, but this jacket is absolutely top quality; the leather is smooth and buttery, among the highest quality I've seen in a jacket, and will clearly just get better with age. This is really a lifetime garment: the kind you could easily pass on to your children, and is certainly worth the investment. As a reference to perhaps help others with sizing: I'm 6'2", 160 lbs,, slim with broad shoulders, and like a very fitted look. The XS was a 'glove' fit, and would have worked with just a t-shirt underneath, but even then was a bit tight around the waistband (especially if wearing a belt underneath). It looked great, but I realized that ultimately I wanted to be able to layer with this jacket, e.g. wearing a sweater underneath it, and that was simply not possible with the XS. The Small is perfect (or shall I say, 'Perfecto'?), and the best of both worlds: it's still very fitted, with the same tailored cut, but has just enough room to allow for some layering in the winter. If you're looking for that lifetime, 'ultimate fit' leather jacket that you'll never want to take off, this could well be the one, particularly if you appreciate the elegance of a very well tailored garment. I'll probably never need another leather jacket, but if I do I'll certainly be buying it from Schott.

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    PERFECT 519

    Published: Mon, 12/10/2018 by Thomas T
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    I am 179cm and 74kg - the Perfecto 519 in SMALL fits perfect!

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    519 IS A HIT!

    Published: Thu, 11/1/2018 by John Wheelwright

    Purchased this jacket on a recent trip to NYC. I've worn it for about 2 weeks now and it is fitting me like a glove, very supple and soft. I chose the brown one and couldn't be happier. This is not my first Schott jacket and I look forward to a return visit to the store soon.

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    Published: Mon, 10/29/2018 by Martin

    I was looking for a leather jacket due to the fact that I never owned one, along with the purpose of wearing as a fashion statement since I don't ride at all.

    I had a budge of at least $500 in mind for a "decent" moderate quality, but never would have I imagined some brands sell up to $5,000!

    Online researching lead to lots of reviewers stating Schott this, Schott that, and Schott, etc. You see the name everywhere so I found the site and started browsing using the filters: Leather, slim fit, etc. Found the 519. The silhouette of the 519 looked really clean with out too much bling, bells, and whistles.

    I was hesitating to place the order because I can't physically try it on, there are no stores around me to browse. With my physique being 5'3, 160lbs, and 42' chest, I can't not wear a boxy looking jacket, there's no way that'll ever look good for short people.

    I emailed Schott worried about the fit, and I got response from Denise who was very informative and just with her knowledge of measurements explained in detail gives you the confidence to trust their expertise. I ordered the brown for less edgy look as to black.

    Once I received the order, I opened the box and grabbed the jacket literally feeling the weight, leather being super buttery soft, zippers are big/thick, and the lining is so classy. I had a smile on my face for a quick second then faded because it was time to try it on....praying that'll it'll fit...

    Once I tried it on, I was blown away how accurately it fit my body. It wasn't too loose or too tight, just tight enough to mold to your body.

    There were two factors that solved over time, the tightness in the underarms and sleeves being slightly long. The armpit areas stretched out within days of wearing and now it's comfortable with tons of flexibility. The sleeves were tad bit long but then eventually once the elbow areas creased the sleeve length shrunk contouring my arms so now it's the perfect length.

    Do not get your jacket tailored until it contours to your body first! It's better to have long sleeves and get it tailored once the jacket settles than getting it tailored without the jacket contouring your body, you'll lose a lot of leather.

    The price is very reasonable as well considering the fact that other unrealistic fashions brands go from $500-$5,000, $800 is not so bad after all. Also, if you think about it, when was the last time you had any clothing at high price made in U.S.A either? It's worth the money in my sense.

    The brown is very flexible for work, night outs, and casual wear without being too intimidating. My friends and family told me it doesn't even look like a motorcycle jacket either due to being brown.

    I've gotten looks from men and women, and conversations start with "wow, that's a really nice jacket". Compliments alone makes you feel like a different person. You can dress it up or dress it down being very flexible to adapt any clothing you wear with it.

    I actually loved the jacket so much that I placed another order for the 626. I don't expect anything less or different from this purchase, I'm a huge fan of Schott and will be the only brand I trust in terms of leather jackets.

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    Published: Sun, 7/1/2018 by RL Blackwood

    Unwrapping this jacket was Christmas in June.
    The 519 is sleek at the waist, snug on the shoulders, and lets a fella show off all those years in the gym instead of at the bar.
    (Or in addition to the bar :) ).

    Soft and strong. Color is better than any of the internet pix.
    This 519 has got me immediately looking at a next Schott.
    I worked hard. And I can.

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