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The Quality of leather is truly impressive. Very heavy and a bit stiff, but breaking in has been very easily. I had considered buying a used one, but having a 618 mold to your body is part of the reason to buy a 618. Also, I normally wear between a M and L in men's clothes. M in workwear, and L in more casual or form cuts, so i was surprised when the web page suggested a 46, but the fit is perfect. It is the right size to layer with a hoodie or a sweater. I would only recommend your "normal" size if you plan on only wearing the jacket with a t shirt underneath.
I was concerned about buying this item without trying it on first but the online size guide was spot on in getting the size right. I received the jacket in quick order. The jacket is amazing and looks great on me as well. It has a nice heavy feel and thick leather which is what I was looking for. Love the big panels of leather and zippers on this jacket. This jacket is beautifully detailed down to the asymmetrical front zipper and pockets. Makes me look like a badass.
Rode up to the Schott Los Angeles store to buy a new riding jacket. The staff was incredibly helpful and walked out with a brand new 618 Perfecto. The fit and finish on this jacket is second to none. Every seam and line on the jacket is perfect, and the jacket is comfortable even in the heat of Southern California. Thanks for making such an incredible jacket Schott.
I was skeptical about the 618 due to it's reputation of being short and rigid but I went ahead and bought it instead of the "roomier" 118, since I wanted to have that classic and uber-cool silhouette.
Honestly I couldn't even wear it properly the first time and I liked that feeling as the leather was so fresh, stiff and thick. It needs some good breaking-in.
I also read online about getting used Schotts for way lesser prices but I am glad I got a new one as I am loving this process of breaking-in this jacket and making it mine. (Just my opinion)
And oh if this helps anyone reading these reviews I am 5 ft 9 inches tall with a 36.5 - 37 chest and I got a size 38 and I believe this is the right fit but cannot exactly say for sure as I ordered online and did not have a chance to try.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves the motorcycle style jacket in genuine leather over many of the overpriced fashion brands.
But one gripe was I could not access the side pockets on both sides with my hands no matter how hard I tried. I don't know if it's because of the new condition of the leather or because of this classic fit but it kind of annoyed me a little.
And it was also a little difficult to raise my arms and the armpit areas seemed a little too snug, I guess it's just the fit as I read the same type of reviews online.
Other than these, I am in love with this jacket !!
The details, stitching and hardware are very well done.
This is the first true leather jacket i own, when choosing a leather jacket, it’s all about the fit! If you have the chance to visit a Schott NYC location in person to try on snd see the products i highly recommend you do so, if not, i’ve read only good things bout their customer service.
You will appreciate the materials and craftsmanship in this as soon as you put it on, i’m having trouble wearing any other jacket, i wanted a biker jacket for so long, for riding and as a fashion piece, i couldn’t consider any other brand but the original and i was not disappointed, looking forward to my next purchase from Schott NYC.
Fantastic coat made in America received with great service. Totally satisfied customer;
Love this jacket!! I just received today.Paid the taxes and it took only 2 days after the order! To Finland! Amazingly fast delivery, and thank you Jerry also for helping with the sizing. Fits like a glove!! I’ m 6 feet 250 lbs and size 48 is perfect!! I’m really happy!
I never pictured myself as a "motorcycle jacket guy." The Pefecto has changed that. I love this jacket. I get tons of compliments about how it looks. I wear it everyday -- walking around, driving, the grocery store. It is very comfortable and warm (the weather where I live is currently 35 to 40 degrees F).
I've been wanting this particular style jacket for the last 2-3 years,
In July before my 53rd birthday,
After slaving &working my arse off. I at long, last saved enough brass razor, dosh, dough, Pacific peso/quid,
To acquire, buy, obtain, purchase my dream jacket. Excellent &1st class communication, shipping, customer service &quality,
Highly recommend you do yourself a favor &buy one,
You WON'T regret it! !!
Couldn't be happier,
Best clothing choice/decision I ever made,
Ecstatic, extremely+ pleased! !!!
Overall the 618 is a great quality jacket and is really second to none. The only issue I had was that I had to exchange the 42 I bought for a size 48. I am 6ft tall and around 195 and that seemed to be the best fit for me. Schott’s exchange process was easy and I received my jacket as soon as possible. Great company would buy again.
Since 1913, we have stood behind the quality of our products. That's why for our customers, if you are not happy with your item, you can send it back to us, with no questions asked. Our return and exchange policy is valid for 30 days from when the item was shipped, and make sure the original tags are attached, and it has not been worn.
For US customers:
• Need to exchange an item? No problem. The shipping label for the first exchange is FREE
• Need to return an item? The shipping label is a flat rate label of $9.95
For more information on returns including for international customers please visit www.schottnyc.com/returns