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Great quality jacket. Super stylish. The detail on the back / shoulders is on point. The inside pocket with a snap is deep and securely holds a cell phone. The Jacket arrives quite stiff and shiny, so I have work to do to break it in. I knew this going in, so no surprise there. It is heavy so I expect to wear it in late fall, winter, early spring. For sizing I bought a Small and am 5’6” and 145 lbs. I was worried the sleeves may be too long, but I’m going to roll with them for a while and decide later if I want to get them shortened a tad. So far I’m leaning towards leaving them.
THIS IS MY SECOND JACKET FROM SCHOTT AND I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT. THE QUALITY IS UNMATCHED, STYLISH, AND I LOVE THE WAY IT FITS. I GET COMPLIMENTS EVERY TIME I WEAR IT. I AM A RAVING FAN...
This is my first Schott leather jacket and I can only call it remarkable in quality, style, and construction. It is easy to understand why Schott has garnered a reputation for being the maker of the finest leather jackets anywhere. This jacket is stiff out of the box and obviously takes time to break in, but I think I will enjoy the process. Customer service is friendly and proactive. The best leather jacket I have owned. Schott is highly recommended.
Just a few thoughts. I am 6’ and 225lbs with a bit of a belly and the XL fits awesome, just enough room to fit a sweater underneath if needed during cold weather. If you are considering riding with this jacket, be aware that there is no zipper fly so wind comes in through the zipper which is needed because this jacket is SUPER heavy and hot. I live in Florida and the jacket is way too hot for year round use but I knew that before buying and the quality is amazing. If you are riding a sport bike the collar may push too much into the rear of the helmet from your riding position so you may want to consider a different jacket from them.
The armholes are too low making it super restrictive to just move around. No alterations can fix that. This is such a waste considering the high quality of the leather.
Also, take the "fit guide" with a grain of salt. It didn't work for me.
Not leaving a 1 star review because of the good quality of the leather.
returning the same day I received the item ...
I’m 6ft tall, 190lbs, 42” chest and 33” waist, athletic build. Based on Schott’s calculator, a Large would fit me for both relaxed and slim fit. They recommended a medium for a very slim fit. I was a bit worried about not having enough shoulder and arm room for movement and the sleeves being too short, so I ordered the large.
I got the jacket in, and the fit was off. The shoulders were great, sleeve length was great, and chest room was also great, but that’s where the great stopped. The waist and hips were baggy/boxy and it just didn’t look flattering at all. I contacted Schott about it and they said they really don’t have any jacket with a 9” taper but that I was welcome to exchange it for any others I wanted to try.
So that put me in a bit of a dilemma. There aren’t any other jackets like this out there (at anywhere near this price, that is), and nothing else from Schott would fit an athletic build.
Luckily I found a tailor about 45 minutes away that advertised leather repairs. A family business with 40 years of experience. I brought the jacket in. I ended up paying $125 for the alteration to bring in the back and bottom of the jacket, and was told it took some muscle to punch through this leather because of how thick it is (and they’ve done belts too). The jacket is now snug around the waist, follows the arch and curve of my back, and is tapered down the sides. It looks and feels incredible with plenty of room to move around the shoulders.
If you’re in the same boat I am, order this jacket, find a good tailor that specializes in leather alterations, and make it truly yours. You won’t regret it.
Although it is very heavy and stiff, this jacket is excellent!
This is my 4th Schott leather jacket
I have been satisfied with every purchase. Schott makes the best leather jackets.
Love this jacket. Large fits me perfectly. I'm 6'1" and 212 lbs. The leather is thick, waxy and lush with lots of character. Beautifully made with a super useful left inside roomy pocket with poppers to close. It's gradually breaking in and molding to me. This will outlive me. Beautiful jacket. Very pleased.
Nick in Scotland
This is one tough jacket. Too new to me to be able to comment on if it will soften. But I’m sure it will if I wear it a lot. It’s got a cool “old school” look. I am 6 ft, 205 lbs. I ordered size XL. Fits great in shoulders and chest. It was too wide in the waist area for me, so I had a local tailor take it in 2 inches at the waist. Now it fits much better. Well done Schott. I’m now up to 9 Schott jackets and hunting for my next one…
my first Schott jacket, very well made, sleeves a tad longer which is great for the motorcycle.
I would buy again but won't need to since this jacket will out live me!
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