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I have owned many leather jackets, from cheap mall jackets to very expensive designer jackets. This was my first from Schott, and I must admit it's on another level entirely. I was attracted to this jacket because of the beautiful Horween Chromexcel Color 8 steerhide. This leather is some of the most gorgeous I've seen and really gives this jacket an edge over other perfectos.
In addition to this being my first Schott jacket, it was also my first heavyweight jacket. As I understand it, the Chromexcel is even stiffer than other heavyweight steerhide jackets, making this a beast to break-in. I've been wearing the hell out of it, but it's still very stiff. I've heard countless methods for breaking in new leather, but I'm determined to get there by simply wearing it. It has softened up significantly since I bought it six months ago, but it's still stiffer than any of my other jackets, including another heavyweight Schott made with a different leather.
It feels like armor, and though I don't ride motorcycles, I love the feeling of invincibility it provides. My only complaint is the size of the exterior pockets. The opening to each of the exterior pockets is so small it's difficult to get my hands in and out. This is made more challenging by the unyielding nature of this leather. I have other perfecto models that have larger openings, so this is perhaps unique to the p613s. It's worth noting the jacket also had an annoying amount of inconsistent/imperfect stitching. Other Schott jackets I've bought since have been flawless, and I again think this has to do with the difficulty of stitching through this badass leather. Fortunately none of the stitching issues affect the construction and are subtle enough that I'm sure nobody will ever notice except me.
The wool lining makes this jacket warmer than most, and I'm excited to wear it longer into the winter season than is possible with some of my lighter leather.
All-in-all, I'm impressed by the craftsmanship and look forward to decades of wear.
La mejor casaca que el dinero puede comprar! Hecha en USA! Calidad suprema y el peso del cuero, el corte y el olor... incomparable
Realmente Perfecto! Super servicio en la tienda de NYC.
I purchased this jacket in the summer of 2018 from the San Francisco store. It is gorgeous. From the detail on the stitching to the quality of the leather. I initially tried it on as an alternate to the 603, but I fell in love right away and had to have it. I have owned it now for a little over a year and have worn it as much as I could. The break in period is tough as the leather is heavy, very stiff, and painful at times. But just when you think you've had enough and never think the leather is breaking in; you see it. Those wonderful creases in the leather conforming to your shape and it only gets better from there. I have worn this jacket in the cold and rainy Cambria winter as well as the brisk Sacramento fall. If you're going to get it, be in it for the long haul. It is worth it.
I never heard of Schott NYC before, although, I was aware of Marlon Brando's jacket in the wild ones, and the Ramones jackets, but never thought about who made them...So I was looking for an American made leather vest on Legendary USA, and the Schott jackets popped up, and I was intrigued... So I did my research on the history of Schott NYC and the quality of the leather and workmanship that they provide, and I had to be a part of it... Ive been riding Harley Davidson motorcycles since 1993 and bought a Harley biker jacket that same year... I still ride with jacket today... Anyway, I was kinda looking for a jacket that was heavier and warmer to wear for my winter/riding jacket up in the Rocky Mountains, where I live... I saw this P613S and had to have it!! The blacked out hardware and the wool lining sold me on this jacket... I've breaking it in for about a week now, but I feel, its gonna be awhile before it breaks in enough to ride with it and to wear it in public... Bottom line, this jacket is the coolest jacket I've ever seen!!! The leather is so heavy and thick, and the craftsmanship is superb... One word to describe this jacket is TOUGH! It will take a little time to break in, but it will be worth it...Thanks Schott, for your great products and your customer service!!! I will never buy another leather jacket unless its a Schott NYC...
Coolest jacket I’ve ever owned. The leather is so thick that I feel like I’m wearing an exoskeleton when I ride my motorcycle. I’ve never even seen a jacket before with this kind of quality and craftsmanship.
Sorry for the story but I really feel compelled to share. When I was younger I was introduced to a game called Devil May Cry, and the protagonist wore a red leather coat and outfit. As the series went on he wore different shades of red, and had coats that were similar in color to this jacket right here. As soon as I stumbled upon this I knew that I had to have it.
The pictures really don't do this jacket justice. It's such a rich red, almost reminds me of blood red at times. I ordered an XL with me being 5'11" and 195 pounds, it was my suggested fit along with having a standard 613 at a size 44. I always have problems with sleeves fitting me because I have wide shoulders and long arms. I could've gone for a large to have that slim and sleek look, especially with the sleeves; but with the XL I can comfortably wear a hoody with the jacket zipped and unzipped. The sleeves cover my arms how I like and I don't have to worry about them rising up ever. I was worried about this jacket being boxy because of the size, but after several days of wearing it around the house it's already starting to lose that and look more fitted for me.
This jacket is absolutely beautiful, and it truly took my breath away when I unboxed it. With incredible attention to quality, excellent help with customer service, and absurdly prompt shipping, Schott will always be my go to for leather jackets. I can proudly say that after 13 years of searching and waiting I finally have the jacket I could only ever dream of; and now, I'm gonna wear the hell out of it.
Top notch quality and construction from Schott pared with amazing customer service from Denise and Jerry made this a review I wanted to write. When I first ordered the medium I was a little concerned it was too tight so I also ordered a large to compare. The Medium out of the box was a little tight in the shoulders and back but the Large was too big everywhere so I stuck with the Medium. For reference I'm 5'9", 175lbs with a 42inch chest and 31inch waist. After just 2 months of wearing the jacket everyday including 2 weeks of zipping it up and wearing it to bed it now fits perfect. The chest, shoulders, arms, and back have loosened up just enough to give me a fitted look/feel while keeping me comfortable on my Street Glide. I ride 5/6 days a week and my initial concern of not being able to ride in this jacket have subsided and now it's game on!
This thing is both beautiful and tough. Unpretentious but fashionable as hell. The Horween leather is thick, stiff, and deep, lustrous black. The construction is remarkable, too, with perfect seams, so sturdy the jacket literally stands up by itself. It wears like armor. But because there are no underarm footballs, this sturdiness means that your arms and shoulders won’t have a huge range of motion. If you want a tight fit, you won’t be able to ride in this jacket and even driving will be uncomfortable until it’s fully broken in, which will take a while. And it runs small. I’m 5’9”/172lbs and still reasonably fit, with a 42” chest and muscular shoulders and arms: the medium I first ordered was impossibly tight. So I called Schott and they told me to exchange for the large, which is the same body length as the medium but roomier in the chest, shoulders, and arms and a half inch longer in the sleeves. Easy exchange; perfect fit. My very stylish wife took one look at the front, asked to see the back, smiled, and nodded. ‘Nuff said.
So call Schott up for sizing before you order—they’ll steer you right.
It’s been almost two years since I bought my Black P613S jacket and it is still kicking ass. It wears, feels and fits awesome. People still tell me how awesome the jacket looks. Totally worth the money.
I have 4 Schotts and you can’t beat the feel and quality. Absolutely superb! I have always wanted a reddish biker jacket and this hit the mark. It’s Burgundy and a definite stand-out without being too flashy. I get a ton of compliments and the black zippers and detail are on point. This jacket will get a ton of use and last a lifetime. I am already saving $$ for my next Schott!
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