Schott N.Y.C.
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 leather jacket is one of our most loved motorcycle jackets in a midweight pebbled cowhide.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    About this leather:
    Our medium weight top grain naked, pebbled cowhide is a testament to timeless elegance and rustic charm. Each open pore hide is drum dyed, culminating in a matte finish that speaks to those with an appreciation for understated luxury. The leather undergoes a special tumbling process, enhancing its texture to reveal a pebbled natural grain. This softens the leather without diluting the strength.
    Stiffness: Soft
    Weight: 2.75-3.25oz
    Origin: Argentine Raw Material, Tanned in Argentina, Finished in USA

    Interested in more? Learn about the history of the Perfecto® by clicking here.
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    Published: Tue, 10/17/2023 by Felicio Franco
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Hands down best jacket I’ve ever owned. I highly recommend it! Fits true to size.

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    Published: Fri, 2/24/2023 by sydney chen
    1 of 6 people found the following review helpful

    This is my third jacket from Schott. It is absolutely beautiful. I am 5'10 175lbs with athletic build. I had to go with the large due to my wide shoulders. I love the slimmer cut of the 519. The quality is amazing. Made in the good ole USA.....2imho just get a Schott, there are no substitutes.

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    Published: Mon, 1/16/2023 by lynfordd
    0 of 6 people found the following review helpful

    A must have for your collection. The perfect jacket always fit feel and quality . Great value for the price .

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    Published: Tue, 11/8/2022 by Patrick D
    2 of 14 people found the following review helpful

    Unparalleled quality and craftsmanship. If you want the best leather jacket, you have to go with Schott. There is nothing else that even comes close.

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    Published: Sat, 5/7/2022 by Sal
    1 of 7 people found the following review helpful

    I’m 5’9”, 160 lbs, 37” chest, 32” waist. Small fits like it was made for me whether worn open or zipped and belted up.

    As others have mentioned it’s snug around the gut and belt and while I expect it to break in slightly with wear, it’s hard to imagine someone who sits tight in 34 Levi’s will be comfortable in a small.

    IF you are like me, with a long, slim torso for your height you’ll find the back flap is long enough to cover your midriff and belt, but still short enough to elongate your legs. That’s right boys. It even makes you taller.

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    Published: Mon, 3/7/2022 by Stanford S
    1 of 7 people found the following review helpful

    I’ve owned many motorcycle leather jackets over the years. Vanson, RSD, Dainese, Alpinestar, but nothing even comes close to the 519. I wanted more of a fashion leather and that’s why I choose the 519. I’m 6’1 185lbs with a 32 inch waist. After reading all of the reviews I went with a small and I’m happy with my choice. It is tight and hits just at my belt with the sleeves landing just passed my wrists. The more I wear it the more it conforms to my body. The medium would have been ideal if I wanted to layer, but since I won’t be riding much in this coat I’ll only be wearing a tee shirt underneath it. The leather of this coat is like a velvety butter, so soft but thick. It just begs for you to put it on. The 519 is unlike any coat I’ve owned. I’m looking forward to many many years with this and it will only get better with time. So happy I pulled the trigger. I’m sure customer service was sick of me but they are extremely helpful. Even though I went against their judgment and got the small lol.

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    Published: Sun, 3/6/2022 by Jan Gurdiel
    1 of 11 people found the following review helpful

    But not the last. 5”6 128 lbs slim profile. My size is small. This jacket is truly slim and a perfect form fitting jacket. The quilted lining keeps me warm in Chicago winters. The brown color looks more radiant in person!

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    Published: Sun, 3/6/2022 by PatrickO
    2 of 9 people found the following review helpful

    Like the last reviewer named Patrick, my name is also Patrick (but I’m not the same guy reviewing twice). I also bought it in black and brown.
    * I did my online research because there’s no store near me to try this on.
    * I chose the XL and it fits. I am 6 ft and 205 lbs. 37 inch waist. I wear size 44L (sport jackets). XL is snug on me, but not too tight. If I had gone with the XXL my guess is that it would be too loose and sloppy.
    * I chose the 519 because of the leather choice (thick but supple).
    * I wanted the longer length (27 inches), and I didn’t need football armpits.
    * Plus the 519 has the “one star” on the shoulders which is iconic. (Brando, Joey Ramone, Elvis, etc.)
    * I bought the black first, then a week later bought the brown.
    * Note on the brown color: My 519 is a nice medium “warm” brown. It’s not as dark brown as the images show on the website. It’s not dark brown and it’s not tan - the color is somewhere in the middle. The brown seems to want to show scuffs more than the black 519. I wear the brown more often because I want it to get banged up.
    * I now have six Schott jackets: 740 (leather version); 530, 121, and 2B3 (shearling). My guess is I’ll be buying more.
    * Thanks to Schott customer service people for their help with my many questions along the way.
    * I highly recommend the 519 to anyone looking for a great and iconic leather jacket.

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    Published: Tue, 12/14/2021 by Patrick
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

    Bought TWO. One black. Then a couple weeks later, I bought the brown. Crazy, I know… but the fit was just right. And it’s hard to find a good fitting Moto-style jacket. Nice leather feel. The brown actually shows wear almost immediately. So I’m looking forward to how it will look after a few months of wearing it. I’m 6 fit tall, and 200 lbs. 44L in sport coats/suits. XL fit me perfectly. If Schott made this in blue or red or green, I’d buy another one!

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    4 1/2

    Published: Mon, 12/6/2021 by John
    0 of 15 people found the following review helpful

    If I could I would have rated 4 and a half rather.
    So I finally purchased a Schott jacket last week, I don't know why I've waited this long to buy one (I'm 52). I wanted the one star, so I had to decide between this one and the 613, after trying them both in a store, I purchased the 519 because I prefer the cut (it is longer and have no footballs), however I prefer the 613 leather type but you can't always get what you want...
    This jacket is dope but why not 5 stars? Well first thing I noticed is the absence of the "made in USA "flag tag replaced with a basic "made in USA of imported material" one. The outside might be outstanding but the inside is not too thrilling IMO, I would have preferred something like the one you'd find in the 626 for example. The inside pocket is kind of cheap, but that's the retro look I guess. Last but not least, the collar snaps are there, the collar attachment should be included with the jacket!
    That being said it is a cool jacket, Perfecto's are second to none.

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