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Vintaged Cowhide Café Racer Leather Jacket

STYLE: 654VN

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Vintaged Cowhide Café Racer Leather Jacket

STYLE: 654VN

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Simple meets supple in this modern, lightweight café racer jacket. Cut from buttery soft, broken-in cowhide leather, this 25” vintaged jacket keeps it minimal with a front zip closure and zippers at cuffs and side pockets. Inside you’ll find a silky polyester twill lining and a hidden pocket. The classic timelessness of this motorcycle jacket makes it an ideal pair to a basic tee or lightweight button-up shirt. Available in black or brown. Union made in the USA.

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    Simple meets supple in this modern, lightweight café racer jacket. Cut from buttery soft, broken-in cowhide leather, this 25” vintaged jacket keeps it minimal with a front zip closure and zippers at cuffs and side pockets. Inside you’ll find a silky polyester twill lining and a hidden pocket. The classic timelessness of this motorcycle jacket makes it an ideal pair to a basic tee or lightweight button-up shirt. Available in black or brown. Union made in the USA.
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    RUNS SMALL AS PREVIOUS REVIEWS STATED

    Published: Mon, 1/22/2024 by Mike

    I ordered this online but not before being able to try on various sizes at the Los Angeles store. Usually I’m more confident in my sizing but the other reviews made me think twice.

    I’m about 6ft2in 185 lbs, 42 inch chest and wear size 33/32 waist jeans.

    When I tried on a size Large, it was really tight in the shoulders and chest to the point I couldn’t lift my arms without the entire jacket going with it but fit well in the waist. When I put on the XL, it fit well in the shoulders/chest but was a little loose in the waist. I chose to buy size XL despite Large being my usual size. If the room in the waist really bothers me, I may have the jacket tailored later on. Not sure if Schott offers that outside of arm length adjustments though.

    I think the intent behind this jacket is to buy your true size then break it in so it stretches to fit. Problem is, I’m not willing to risk nearly $1000 breaking in a jacket for a year hoping it will eventually fit only for it not to. The templates being used to make this jacket might need to be re designed as the jacket just seems to be one size off.

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    VINTAGE COWHIDE CAFÉ RACER LEATHER JACKET - RUNS SMALL!

    Published: Mon, 11/27/2023 by Chris Hickey

    I'm always a perfect men's large in every jacket I've worn for decades, and the Schott website recommended a men's large based on my physical makeup. I get the jacket (and it's truly beautiful!) , and it is AT BEST a men's medium, if not small, I could barely zip it with only a t-shirt on, and I had zero range of motion. Was obviously disappointed and going to send it back, but my girlfriend loved it and tried it, and it fit her perfectly - so she has a new leather jacket, and I don't have to go through the hassle of sending it back. That's a win. I don't know about their other jackets, but this one runs absurdly small - if you are a large, get at least an XL. Kind of disappointed even though my girlfriend is thrilled! Don't know if I'll order another, I have to think about it. Beautiful jacket though, bummer.

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    CLASSIC EDGY ELEGANCE

    Published: Sun, 8/27/2023 by George xanich

    In the fashion world, it is said gentleman of a certain age should ”never” wear a leather jacket. Schott s’ cafe racer has proved them wrong….. Like myself, the jacket looks weathered yet classy, edgy but refined, and retro with a modern touch. It is a clean sturdy jacket that can be worn on the road, at a rock concert or just a night out. Love this jacket and as I wear it I ask: does this jacket make me look good or do I make this jacket look good. This will be the dilemma for all potential buyers. Best of all, it’s made in the USA. The price is not cheap but you get what you pay for… a beautifully well crafted jacket designed for lifetime use.

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    CLASSIC JACKET AND AMERICAN CRAFTSMANSHIP AND HERITAGE

    Published: Fri, 5/19/2023 by Oggie Sokolovic

    When I was deciding which size to purchase - I read every single review, to support Schott sizing recommendations. It helped a little, but ultimately I still had to return 2 jackets, to get the right one back. I am 6' 200 pounds with 41" chest. My upper body is balanced with legs, jeans size being 34 slim, with 31 inseam. Suit jacket: 42R slim cut. This jacket in XL fit perfectly even if it left a bit more room in the gut area, but not too much. Love the vintage look. Quality craftsmanship through and through. Love the heritage of this brand and it adds another dimension to owning this piece. Usually, when I find the jacket that fits me well - the sleeves are a bit longer than i'd like. Not on this one.

    I liked it so much, that I went to purchase another model for 2-3 season wear, including summer. Review of this jacket will be posted under that particular model.

    Warmly recommended - excellent value for the price

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    PERFECT JACKET

    Published: Tue, 5/2/2023 by E.G. Capili

    This my third Schott jacket which is 654VN 2XL in Dark Brown, it is a great fit and soft leather. The delivery is indeed very fast got it after 3 days only from US to HK.
    I'm a 6'0" tall and 265 lbs, My first Schott jacket is model 618 & second Jackets is 519 all in size 2XL. They are all perfectly fit my body build.
    Schott got the best quality made and best workmanship of jackets ever made, worth the price. They last for long years even your grandson would enjoy them for sure.

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    SOLID

    Published: Fri, 12/23/2022 by Fred Hawkes
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

    Solid, well made, runs small as I am only 5'8" and 145lb and a large is just big enough. Takes a good bit of break in despite it being "vintaged". Simple and clean design is appealing. Not too much metal. Hefty feel so I would not call it lightweight.

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    FIRST SCHOTT JACKET

    Published: Sat, 1/29/2022 by Samuel Rainer
    0 of 4 people found the following review helpful

    This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. The leather is excellent. Beautiful finish and not shiny. It takes about six to ten hours of wear to full break in. It's a slimmer fit. I am 6' 2" and weigh 175 lbs (slim but not skinny). I usually wear a medium in just about everything, but the large fit perfectly. You might need to size up for the 654Vn. It's not too heavy. I live in a warmer climate (rarely gets below 40 degrees), and I will wear it for three seasons (not summer).

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    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

    Published: Thu, 12/16/2021 by VF
    0 of 5 people found the following review helpful

    Plain and simple right? You are on this website cause you know it’s quality. You’re looking at this jacket cause you know, even though it’s s a lot of money. It’s going to probably be enjoyed by some one you pass it down to. It’s built that well. If you’re looking for a slim fit, size down a size. But keep in mind, it’s going to be a labor of love breaking it in

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    WONDERFUL JACKET

    Published: Mon, 8/2/2021 by Eric

    Got this jacket last week. It is my second Schott jacket. Very minimalistic and sleek. Have it in the brown color. Is a bit tighter than my other Schott despite same size, which is in keeping with reviews. But think the streamline fit looks good with this style. I am 6‘0“, 175 lbs with 40 inch chest. Is good with t-Shirt or a button up, but not able to wear sweater (but with this style wouldn’t want to anyway) Any tighter and would for sure go up to large. Definitely looking forward to some cooler weather to wear it. Have my eye on the 2B3 now for the winter.

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    GORGEOUS JACKET

    Published: Wed, 5/12/2021 by Kosmas Ulysses Stocking

    Got it in brown, wonderful colors and feel of the leather. Not as stiff or as heavy as I was expecting. Nice lining too.

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