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I am 5’7 170lbs with a very stocky and athletic build. I loved my 626vn but it was just too restrictive in the arms. So I bought a 519 which was perfect with the arm gussets but just seemed a tad long in the arms and body. Found this gem and upon putting it on, it was perfecto. If you are stocky with big arms but need a slim fit in the body, this is the jacket for you!!
My Measurements: 39.5in chest, weight: 179lbs, 5-10. I wear a 15-33 dress shirt and size 34x32 jeans.. Im an atheltic build and workout quite frequently so I have muscle definition in my shoulders and arms, but I am not a body builder.
I bought this jacket for riding in the winter here in New Mexico, USA. I wound up buying the 42 which was the recommended size for normal fitting. When I got the jacket, it was very comfortable across the chest. It was snug, but not so tight I couldnt move my arms. The sleeves fit well and not a lot of excess fabric hanging out in the arms. The cuffs are snug on my wrists when completely zipped. The length is perfect for motorcycle riding and the length of the jacket makes leaning over on the bike very comfortable.
In terms of sizing, there is no way a size 40 would have fit comfortably completely for riding as I think it would have been very snug when zipped up. I plan on wearing a sweater under the jacket once it gets cooler; however, itll be on the thinner side as the jacket fits my body well with not a lot of extra room. I dont think I could fit a thick sweater under my jacket when completely zipped up. The jacket sits like an IKE jacket and rests just above my hips (or right at them).
The leather is very thick and will need to be broken in. However, even right out of the box, it is comfortable and fits well. I can only imagine what itll feel like when it is broken in and conformed to my body.
This jacket is expensive, but well worth it!
The quality of workmanship of this jacket is amazing. The leather is super heavy weight, which is very cool to me. It may even be too heavy for some.
I must say thank you because the staff was so helpful in resolving my issues with PayPal and without them I couldn’t get my hands-on this piece of art.
Quality of the jacket is unmatchable and the sizing system was spot on. I order size 44, and it fits like a glove. I’m 1.70cm with 103cm chest and short torso.
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;
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