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This jacket is exactly what I was looking for. The Schott quality is as good as it gets. Timeless style that looks way cooler when you put it on than the dorky model on the website wears it. This is the classic cafe racer jacket you want. I would recommend up-sizing one size bigger than they list on their size chart unless you have a really small frame or narrow shoulders. I'm 6'1" and needed to swap up to an XL after the website recommended Large. The waist length is fairly short compared to most normal jackets so it feels sort of weird at first but it's right for a leather. Overall you're going to be stoked if you get this jacket!
I’ve been on a search for an awesome leather jacket for quite a while. My search is finally over. This jacket is perfect for me on many aspects: Toughness, cut and look. It’s pricier than some but 100% worth it.
I picked up this jacket recently at the Schott store in SF. This is my second Schott jacket and again the quality is top-notch. The "vintaged" leather has a nice broken in feel and more of a matte finish. I was initially torn between this style and the 530 cafe racer with the front pocket and bi-swing back. I ultimately picked the 654VN since it had a better fit and seemed more practical for day-to-day things. I also really liked the classic, clean look of it and the nod to the 1950s English cafe racer history.
6'1", ~220lbs and 43" chest and went with XL (with room to layer underneath).
Just received the Jacket few days ago. I choose the size Small and it's perfect for me with 36" chest. The jacket has a soft outer skin, nice skin feeling and great smell. If you have a slim body, I think it is a great jacket for you.
Very glad to have the jacket from Schott.
5'7", 134 lbs, size XS. First, I never ever thought I'd be able to pull off a leather jacket. But when I found this in a men's boutique and tried it on, it was perfect (so thankful they have this in an XS). I saved up my money and did more research and finally bought it just before the holidays. If you go to a store, you'll be able to try on several, which you should because each jacket will fit differently. This style is more minimalist but vintage treatment so it's perfect if you want a more fit, softer finish. Because of that, you can dress it up or down, and it's perfect for men of a slimmer build. Amazing craftsmanship, gorgeous leather, and excellent fit. I get compliments daily and will wear it daily!
I had an issue though early on with the jacket and the customer service was so responsive, helpful, and courteous. The warranty is one thing: excellent customer service is another. This is the most beautiful piece of clothing I own and I'll have it for years.
I wanted a jacket that I could have forever, and someday pass on as an heirloom -- I believe this will stand the test of time, and look badass in the meantime. Incredible quality and a pretty good fit for being non-custom.
This jacket should bear the "Perfecto" label, cause it is.
Listen, this jacket is uber-cool, but you already know that. When you put it on it feels good, real good, like total validation good. Schott delivered the goods and it is workmanship like this that reminds one that Made in the USA can still be world class. Anything worth having is worth paying for and while this jacket is not for everyone, for me, it was worth the price.
I'm 5'7" and 155 lbs. and the jacket fits great not over-sized in the arms or chest and the length is just about perfect (states 25" inches but on every other jacket is say 26" so I'm really not sure) as it comes down to just above my jeans front pockets. But I have to say I'm surprised with the sizing/fitting though the website did recommend this size so they nailed it.
All materials are outstanding, especially, of course, the leather!!! Some people quibble about the side pocket zippers...only time will tell; they certainly look cool and go w/the jacket. My only quibble is I wish my sleeves were a tad shorter, maybe 1 inch, but that's it, otherwise perfect!
When you put this jacket on you feel like a different person it's"transformative," like a suit of armor or flak jacket, and you look BAD. Now your are the envy of all your lame friends...LOL.
Anyway, if you are looking for a leather jacket you have found the right place, just read some of the other reviews, pretty amazing. Thanks Schott.
Fit, craftsmanship, and feel are all spectacular. Exactly as I am coming to expect from Schott. Nicely done.
I think this jacket will last awhile with a style that is classic and trend proof. The jacket is pretty thick which lends to the tighter fit. The fit is narrow overall, but especially in the shoulders with longish sleeves. Based on my typical jacket/suit size the Schott Size Finder said get a large. I am a proportionally wide in the chest and shoulders compared to my waist and arm length so I could barely zip it up. The exchange process online was super quick and easy to get a larger size. If you are on the slim side it will likely fit. If you have a little bulk you probably want to go with larger sizing.
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