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Waxy Natural Cowhide 50's Perfecto® Motorcycle Leather Jacket

STYLE: 519

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Waxy Natural Cowhide 50's Perfecto® Motorcycle Leather Jacket

STYLE: 519

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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.


    Features:

  • 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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    ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER

    Published: Sat, 5/7/2022 by Sal

    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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    LIKE BUTTER!

    Published: Mon, 3/7/2022 by Stanford S

    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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    THIS IS MY 6TH SCHOTT JACKET

    Published: Sun, 3/6/2022 by Jan Gurdiel

    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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    FANTASTIC! (BLACK AND BROWN)

    Published: Sun, 3/6/2022 by PatrickO

    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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    PERFECT!

    Published: Tue, 12/14/2021 by Patrick
    1 of 1 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 5 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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    PERFECTO IS SIMPLY PERFECT

    Published: Fri, 12/3/2021 by adam

    first of all I ordered it to europe and got the jacket in 2, TWO days!

    The quality is it if this world, from the fit to the leather. soft yet strong, feels amazing to touch. I love everything about it. fit wise, I usually rock medium to large jackets here in Europe however a lovely lady from the customer service advised me to get a Small. it fits perfect, I can wear it over a t-shirt as well as a hoodie and it’s not too loose nor tight.

    hands down the best clothing purchase i ever made, thank you Schott for making me feel like a million bucks!

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    519 PERFECTO

    Published: Fri, 11/26/2021 by Sb
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    This jacket is dyed through aniline leather. It is a mid weight steerhide. It is very SLIM fitting and is not forgiving of a beer belly. It is long, about 25 inches in the back. The arms fit close. There is only a flap for a sleeve wind flap, but I find it comfortable. It does not wad up. I take a small. I am a 38. It fits best with only a tee shirt. It works best at about 60 degrees and no wind. I don't ride. The sleeves come down to my wrist. I am five feet nine and weigh about 140.

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    LEGEND!!!!

    Published: Sat, 6/19/2021 by TNC7
    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful

    At first I was hesitant to buy this product since I am in Australia. Worried about the sizing since all brands confused me with their sizing. Buying outside USA is costly since we have to pay the shipping and the import tax duty. I'm a 5'4 guy unfortunately, According the sites size information for me it really needs some improvement. You put your height, age, weight, chest and fit preference and it gave me small size option. The costumer service on chat are professional - I have nothing to say about them. When I received my Jacket - Completely I just can't compare it to my other leather jackets. Superb jacket - I just wanna wear it right away. Unfortunately, the small size was too tight on my shoulder and can't barely move my arm. Returning it would cost me so much, since I'll be paying for them to send the correct size too. I'm glad that the small size fits my dad, like it was built for him. My Dad after having it for few days - he won't stop talking about the jacket how people gives him compliment. I purchased another one but this time I chose the 626vn as it is already broken leather. I hope I got it right this time. I chose the Large size since the Small 519 is equivalent to Medium 626vn. Schott is a great company with history which I love about and I hope they can add other options ideas on sizing. If I was living in US it would be on problem but people like me living outside US - for me I find it hard to get the right fit. Anyways I can't wait to get my 626vn in a week. By the way - I just wanna say thank you to Denise - who gave me advise with other matter such as refund when I double order the jacket. If ever I go to US one day - I'll be visiting Schott store as one of my dream. hehe

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    AWESOME!!!

    Published: Thu, 6/17/2021 by Kirk Burrows
    0 of 2 people found the following review helpful

    Schott was just introduced by a friend and said check them out. I had been dealing with Denise and gave her my measurement etc. I was advised to choose either small slim fit or medium regular fit. I am a short guy 5’3 so chose small slim fit. The item came super quick to Australia.
    I fell in love with how the jacket was made. I can’t even compare it to my other leather jackets. The only downside was, when I tried the jacket I can’t barely move my shoulder, it was too tight - also I was unable to zip the jacket.

    Returning it to US would cost me a lot. Luckily my father had the same height as mine but he was 62 kilograms. I asked him to try and it fits him with no problem - now Dad had the jacket for less than a week and he won’t shut up talking about the compliment he gets lol.

    I am aiming to get the 626vn but still deciding if I should go for large size. I’m doing the mate in size: The 519 Small, too tight on shoulder for me - I am assuming that the 626vn Medium is equivalent to Small 519? Therefore I’ll get the large for 626vn.

    I am 5’3, weight 76 kilograms, chest is 40 inches and should 18 inches. I believe the 519 small slim fit had 17 something inches which was tight for me. I’m just

    I wish one day Schott would consider a shop in Australia.

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