Makers of the original Perfecto. Schott, the Perfecto Jacket Originator! SUPER HEAVY Steerhide + Bi-Swing back + Made in USA! Since I carry many kinds of Schotts (pls check my other listings), I would share some knowledge about Schott jackets.
These are my subjective opinions based on personal experience, so you can take it as a reference if you want, or/and double check yourself to make the final decision. All Schott leather jackets were born for riders basically, they are sturdy and durable. Also for that reason, their sleeves are a tad longer to cover when you round your elbow to hold handle. This is no problem as there are tough zippers to close the difference. Most representative Schott perfectos are 613, 618, 118, which are all heavyweight hardcore perfecto family, basically all based on same traditional & famous Schott designs since 1940s, except this 613 SH being slim fit.Model 525 and 626 are more contemporary designs made for for everyday city life and riders. Yes, they are still hardcore leather jackets. Model 641 is a Cafe Racer which has both Steer-hide and Horsehide. This is one of the most durable jacket I ever wore. All leathers are thick and heavy and durable with variance. Pls check my other items/listing, you should be able to find most of these models, if not all. Pls note that 613, 618, 641 have both versions of Horsehide and Steer-hide each. Here I only deal with 641 Steer-hide, 613 SH that is Slim-fit Horsehide, 618 comes with regular (same traditional design) Horsehide. Horsehide (613) > Steer-hide (641) > Steer-hide (male cow, 618/613) > Cowhide (118). Horsehide could be 10 times tougher than cowhide. By tough, I do NOT mean in literal sense. It is comfortable and easy to wear, even thinner than steer-hide. Just Horsehide takes longer to break in and also last much longer and more resistant to water. Goat leather is also very resistant to water. However, this is for word's sake, Schott's Steerhide is as tough as it can get as well. Steerhide (641>618/613) > Cowhide (118 & 525) > Horsehide (613 SH) > Cowhide 626. Steerhide, for beginners, could be a bit much. The first time I wore 618, I could not move my arms.
Very thick and tough, whereas 613 SH horsehide feels thinner and lighter than steerhide, easy to move around. Is a completely different leather, rare & incomparable to steer-hide.
Pebbled Cowhide (525) > Cowhide (118) > Horsehide (613 SH) > Steerhide (641/618/613). I strongly recommend 525 for the first timers. These are absolutely Very Heavy but buttery soft, it impressed me a lot. You can wear without winch ties and makes you super sharp!118 Cowhide is also pretty good in terms of a wear-feel. And it has a thinner belt, I think.
If you are hardliner, Definitely 641! 618 is a little boxy, why people tend to size down and leave the zip open. Design has been unchanged for half-a-century yes, they locked the possibility, forever.You might find it a bit antiquated, especially around loosened upper arms, like some Arabian night prince. 613 comes with One Star, the Marlon Brando symbol, Can you live without it? 613 Slim fit Horsehide (SH) is vintage but slim fit contemporary design, also comes with the star, and I like it. 118, they look rather slimmer, maybe due to softer cowhide texture that wraps around body. It also comes with thinner belt, I think. 525 makes you look "Sparkling sharp", like some French movie star in 70s.
A good date out jacket. 626, Very comfortable, Down-to-earth, true and mainly. Also perfect for social gatherings. No one will think of you "too much of a leather jacket", if you know what I mean. Feel comfortable and looks comfortable as well.
641, this is a cafe racer jacket, so in a different league. So sturdy (steer-hide), possibly the sturdiest of all leather jackets I ever wore. The moment you wear, you'd feel you can trust this guy, I really like it.It comes with a thick inner liner, which is a big plus for winter. This, in fact, is one of my very favorites among Schott leather jackets. Here comes another line for Schott. Did you ever see a more handsome leather jacket? We call America'New World', and in history we learned that everything came from Europe. In fact, the leather jacket, just like Edison's bulbs! , was invented by Schott Brothers right here in Lower East Side, NYC! Not only that, Schott brothers were the first ones who put the zippers to ANY JACKET in human history!
Yes, this is a real story. If you are least interested in a leather jacket, you should know this name "Schott". Let me ask you, what are the best leather jackets in the market? Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Acne Studios.. Maybe, but we do not call them a real thing because Schott is the real thing.
The first time anyone touches Schott's leather jacket, he or she is marveled. Simply because he had never touched the real thing before. And only then, he knows what the "real" leather jacket are and should be like.Schott's leathers are EXTREMELY & EXCEPTIONALLY DURABLE! (to protect riders from accidents). Talk about'Bad Boy' look! It does make you look tough, hence make you strong. No one will take you for granted. ABOUT SCHOTT 641 (THIS JACKET). This is truly the BEST Leather Jacket that I have ever wore and you will find that soon! One of the thickest HEAVY DELUXE LEATHER JACKET, EVER. You will be absolutely amazed by the solid feel once you wear it. If you are a Schott fan and have not worn this, you are missing the whole game. None of Schott's 613, 618, 118 can match up their leathers to this 641 (Yes, I have them all and wore them all). Simply the best and sturdiest leather quality! The Cafe Racer style is versatile for every day use even without riding.
This style was developed in late 60s for Peter Fonda. This Classic Retro Cafe Racer design is slimmer and more sophisticated than its old counterpart 141 (cow hide, leather from female). This jacket 641 has thicker Steerhide (that of a male) could save a lot of people literally from serious damages with the leather alone. Leather is not a fabric but animal skin, it looks much better when it is broken in, even beat-up.
It normally takes about 8 hides to make one jacket, why kill more animals? You should expect scratches and other marks from pre-owned items.
Many beginners seem to attract to it for the luster of horsehide, but trust me, many will return or resell horsehide jackets because they find the luster too much and it takes forever to break in. This is my honest advice as someone who experienced them all.
Whereas this 641 steerhide jacket w/ its earthy matte texture, keeps natural beautiful sheen of lacquered finish, which is just "right". With its detachable thick faux-fur liner, you can wear this all seasons including Winter. Another big plus for 641.When you have Schott, you will never regret and Rock Solid, you can pass down to next generations. Note: T his is Schott'leather' jacket 641, Size 38 by Schott standards.
This is a "pre-owned" hand made'leather' jacket, not plastic. Signs of creases, scuffs, scratches, dings, holes, rust, marks, scent, and any other factors or traces are only natural and part(s) of the item. I mention only for those who have no idea what to expect Trust me, I was there! PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER ITEMS. When you enter my room, it smells leathery.
Most Brand New, some practically new. Balenciaga, Ferragamo, Prada, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Tod's, Lanvin, Church's, Bruno Magli, Allen Edmonds, Santoni, A. Testoni, Paul Smith, Harrys of London, etc.Actual weight is over 7 lb. FINAL PRICE, DO NOT SEND OFFERS. IF YOU ARE IN NY, A LOCAL PICK-UP MIGHT BE POSSIBLE. A LITTLE UNKNOWN THINGS OF MY STORE (w/ tips).
Do not count on viewer number. High-end is not for many, but for One (1) person.
We live in "Ready-To-Wear" (RTW) market, not haute-couture or customized. I mean, do we know Alexander McQueen personally?
He creates conceptualized designs or prototypes only. Yes, it's a smart and shrewd design, but it's still a prototype. You need to know how to digest minor size differences. That is, A'One Size Difference' rule. You can use insoles (when it is loose), nylon socks (snug), heel pads, et cetera.
Even your two feet are different in sizes, and change in the morning and at night. It always helps to know a tailor for minor alteration. Be flexible with the sizes. That is fit for contemporary fashion market.In other words, there is no mistake of what you receive, why my buyers find items as described and satisfactory. I select "best" items for my store. 95% of my items are from major department stores such as Barney's, Nordstrom, Saks/Gilt (same company), BG, etc.
Or original designer stores (Prada from Prada shop and so on). There is no second-rate product. Fashion is my passion, not my profession.When people ask me questions, I give straight & honest answers. I try to provide benefits to return buyers in a way or the other. I care about this relationship. The item "SCHOTT NYC USA 641 STEERHIDE LEATHER BIKER JACKET HEAVY DUTY BLACK MEN SIZE 38 M" is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019.
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