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TLDR: Schott has truly wonderful customer service (shout out to Jerri!), and makes exceptional jackets. If you’re on the fence about buying one of these great pieces, just do it! You won’t regret :)
I had been contemplating buying one of these jackets for over a year, getting caught between which style to choose, if it would fit well, and whether or not to spend the money on it. Finally narrowed it down to the 618 style for its slimmer cut compared to the 118 and lack of stars unlike the 613. Having input my measurements (39” chest, 17” shoulders, 31” waist; height 5’ 3”, weight 120lbs) into the size guide, I received a size that seemed too large for me so I emailed customer service with my measurements and Jerri sent a size chart for the jacket itself along with a size recommendation (size 36). Once I pinpointed the size I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the jacket. Within days it arrived and it was amazing! The new leather smell, the feel of the jacket, the fit, and the quality craftsmanship. Upon further inspection of the jacket however, I noticed that the back snap was missing from just below the nape of the neck to attach the optional fur collar. While I didn’t want this to bother me… it did since I considered this jacket to be an investment. I emailed Jerri and she gave me options for next steps to take, and I ended up filing an exchange and sent it back easily. The next jacket I received had come from their store in California (the first one came from the NYC store) and looked like it had been noticeably used, as if it were a display model, with wear on the cuffs, belt, and faded/rusty snaps. I emailed Jerri again with pictures and she explained that their stock had run low, but a new production lot would be ready in a few weeks and that she’d make a note to inspect the jacket before it was sent out to me. I decided to return and exchange the jacket once again. And I’m so glad I did because the third time was the charm and this jacket was truly exceptional! I think it fit even better than the first. I have room to layer with a sweatshirt and even without one it’s a nice snug fit, perfect for winter. Thank you to Jerri and everyone at Schott for a great experience!
This is my first ever leather jacket, I'm very pleased with the Functionality and Wear I went a size up I'm normally a 38 but the chart suggested I get a 40 just so I could layer in a sweater underneath. I've worn it a couple times so far, I'd like to wear it more often but the weather is still a bit too hot for me (60-70°)
Well worth every penny! 👍
Not much to say....this is a high-quality jacket. I ordered my true chest size, 44, and it fits great, Not too tight, with a little room to spare. Customer service was excellent as well.
This jacket is very well made, the quality is second to none,I have many Schott jackets and this like all my others are made to last a lifetime, the money is very well spent you will never regret it.
This is my first Schott perfecto. I have had a low quality leather jacket for 8 years that never fit. When I first put it on it was pretty tight in the shoulders but I kept wearing it inside and outside and it fits great now. I don't ride a motorcycle but this jacket has always been my style I wear it with my bullet belt. My only small complaint is that I wish the buckle had a snap button. I would recommend this jacket to a young metal head like myself or any old timer who my not be sure about. It is worth the price.
It is such an incredible privilege to be, at long last, a proud owner of one of your absolutely astounding jackets!
40 odd years in the longing and just 4 days from ordering to wearing (I live in the UK)!
The quality is unbelievable and way surpassed any of my expectations even though the wonderful reviews had primed me.
Schott, you are one seriously special Company.
Thank you so, so much for helping me realize my dream.
I ordered this jacket as do I got it 2 days later, you cannot beat that at all, I own several Schott leather jackets,they are all top notch in quality and craftsmanship,this 618 jacket is no different, this jacket will last a lifetime.I am totally in love with all my Schott leather jackets.
Irving Schott created the motorcycle jacket. Schott NYC started it all. An iconic American symbol. This jacket is an investment; a lifelong one.
This jacket was everything I wanted in a jacket and more. Stylish when out around town and built for a purpose when riding my motorcycle across the country. I love the look and feel. If you are on the fence about this, do yourself a favor stop thinking about it and pull the trigger you will be as happy as a kid on Christmas.
I feel like this review is premature. This jacket is so stiff right now, but I can feel that the leather is begging to be worn; it squeaks and creaks in a really satisfiying way. What I really want is a broken-in leather jacket that I have been wearing for 10 years, but I'm enjoying a stiff new jacket while it lasts.
I am 6'0", 175 lbs and I got a size 40. I am planning to wear it mostly in spring/fall, so I wanted to be able to wear it with a light sweater. I have plenty of room in the chest and the belly, right now the tightest thing is the sleeves, so the zippers at the cuffs are used every time.
The most surprising thing is how wind-proof it is. Maybe it's because this is my first leather jacket, but between the stiffness of the new steerhide and all the flaps and overlaps, putting this jacket on is less like doning a garmet and more like entering a very small building.
The comment in the Overview that "making this jakcet your own requires a profound committment" really resonated with me. Schott has done their part to make a really amazing jacket. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. I'm going to take care of it for a long time.
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. For the holiday season, we will allow returns through January 15, 2022 (or 30 days, whichever is longer) for any purchases made in November or December. Returns must not be worn and have original tags attached.
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/