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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.
Everyone else has written about what great leather and masterful tailoring goes into these 618s. I'd totally agree but would like to talk about how helpful Schott is with making a purchase. I fed my dimensions and personal information into the sizing app on the Schott site. It said I should order a size 46. I started up a chat with Denice on the site and she provided me with the dimensions for the other sizes. I ended up ordering the 46, knowing how easy it is to exchange with Schott. Well, the 46 was perfect - fit like a glove, almost as if it had been personally tailored for me.. I ordered it on a Thursday and it arrived the next day. Thank you Schott. You guys are amazing!
This is the ultimate leather jacket I’ve been saving up to get for a few years now. I suspected that this model in particular would have a snug fit so I decided to order a size 44 (my chest size was about a 41 and I wasn’t able to find anyone to measure my waist so I didn’t want to take a chance in buying a size that would be too tight and end up returning it to wait a few extra days). All that being said, the leather is superb, smells nice, and it is definitely a jacket I’m probably going to wear many years down the road. 👍🏾
I’m 5’5 and was worried about getting the sizing right, especially as shipping to Australia is expensive. Jerri at customer service emailed me the full specs and although my chest is closer to 38 I went for size 36 as I had a couple of jackets at home very close to the same specs. I am very happy with the fit! It’s snug as it should be but zips up no problems, and I like the underarm footballs as it does make movement easier. I haven’t quite broken it in yet, so the leather is still a bit stiff. The 618 and 613 are the shortest motorcycle jackets from Schott and this is the perfect length for someone short like me. The sleeves are great length too. One small wish would be that it had a button to fasten the belt buckle when wearing the jacket open, like the 118 has...
Heavyweight, thick leather Jacket, High Quality and exactly what I was looking for! Ordered both a brown and a black one. In the past I practically lived in my leather jackets. I wonder if I will do that again.
Wow! What an amazing garment, I could not be happier. This jacket is a work of art. After wearing black leather for many years, I decided to go with the brown leather. I absolutely love it. The brass hardware and the brown leather together make a perfect look. The leather is heavy but soft and has an amazing feel to it. Lots of pockets.
Amazing jacket , superb quality.
I'm from the UK, and I always dreamed of a Schott leather jacket, which is known as the forever jacket, as you're likely to have it till the end of your life and it definitely feels really good to have that dream come true.
There was no issues with shipping , the jacket arrived 2-3 days after ordering even though it's from America, and yes I had to pay import and duty tax to get the jacket to me but I tried not to think too much off it as I just wanted the jacket.
Finally, the jacket itself is very good. At first I thought that it was too small, however I quickly realised that the jacket was just really hard and stiff and that's because the leather quality is brilliant. I definitely recommend getting a size or 2 up as this jacket definitely needs time to break in to.
Apart from that , no issues at all and I hope to have this jacket for the rest of my life !
Greetings from England, UK
I am 5’ 9”, 185 pounds with a 41” chest. Athletic build. Originally I ordered the 42 but found it to be too tight all over. I ordered the 42 because I already own a 641 in 42 and it fits great. Thanks to Schott’s excellent exchange program I returned the 42 and got a 44. The fit is great. These jackets seem to run a little small so you may want to take their advice and size up. These jackets will last forever if taken care of. I have a one star made in the late 60’s to early 70’s and is still in wearable condition.
Quality of the jacket is outstanding. Had good experience with the salespeople who helped with sizing. Since I was a bit unsure, I ordered 2, kept the one that fit the best and returned the other. The refund process was easy and completed quickly. Only issue is that the straps on the should were uneven on both of the jackets -ie you could see the silver snap on one side, but on the other it was buried under the collar. Overall a really good experience and I've since made other purchases.
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
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