Schott 626 - Perfecto Leather Motorcycle JacketFEATURES:
- 26” length moto style jacket
- Chrome tanned, drum dyed, light weight (2.5 – 3 oz.) cowhide leather
- Asymmetrical main zipper pattern for added warmth and protection
- Durable nickel plated brass hardware
- Snap down lapels, collar and shoulder epaulets
- Custom embossed “SCHOTT” snap faces
- Zippered sleeve cuffs with sleeve gussets.
- Bi-swing back panels for extra range of motion
- Attached belt with buckle closure and snap
- Three outside zippered pockets plus small coin flap pocket
- Leather trimmed inside chest pocket
- 100% cotton flannel lining
- Made in the USA
LEATHER TYPE, FIT AND CONSTRUCTION:
Our customers asked for a lighter weight, trimmer fitting, asymmetrical leather biker jacket and this is our answer. Perfecto Model 626 leather jackets for men are made with chrome-tanned, drum dyed, light weight cowhide leather. This hide has a medium to soft “hand”, a shiny finish and breaks in quick and easy. Our light weight cowhide is tanned and processed to provide many years of use without the need of treatments or conditioners. The Perfecto model 626 moto jacket was designed for warmer weather riding or casual trouble…you decide.
Schott NYC uses this semi aniline cowhide to help your leather jacket or “second skin” resist the elements. Motorcycle jackets need to be as tough as the people wearing them. You will enjoy the benefits of both stain resistance and added protection while riding on your classic motorbike or out on the town. For wind protection and added warmth the 626 features an attached belt, zippered sleeve cuffs and a durable 100% cotton flannel lining sewn into the body of the jacket. Nickel plated brass hardware complete this timeless American made classic that is built to last a lifetime.
As with all Perfecto leather jackets, Schott only uses the best, highest quality leather available. In the same tradition used in the 50's, highly skilled workers hand-cut each panel for the 626. In keeping with their original custom style, Schott designed this jacket to fit tighter than most for that classic bold and streamlined look. We suggest you carefully check our sizing diagrams and measurements to determine best fit. Also please note that the absence of underarm footballs combined with Schott’s tighter cut arms make this a slim fitting jacket.
The Schott Perfecto Model #626 is proudly made in the U.S.A. Our customers know that the quality and construction of our jackets are unparalleled. From the heavyweight thread we use to the strong American hands that do the crafting. We build our leather motorcycle jackets to the same indestructible standards as the old style leather medicine balls. One-hundred plus years of being the best is your assurance that Schott Brothers stands behind every jacket we make.
The three pocket design of the Schott Perfecto One Star dates back to the late 1940's. In those days this leather motorcycle jacket was referred to as just “Perfecto” or “Beck model 999” (manufactured by Schott). The small coin flap pocket started out as a custom option offered in the early 50's. By 1955 this coin pocket became a standard feature of this biker-style jacket known as “the Perfecto One Star".
Considered to be the best motorcycle jacket it caught the mainstream public's attention after Marlon Brando epitomized the coolest of cool, wearing his Perfecto in that iconic classic film “The Wild One”. Originally referred to as "the One Star", it was officially banned from schools across the US for an entire year in the mid 50’s. Some believe this action served to make the Schott Perfecto even more desirable to America’s young renegades with their “Wild One” tendencies. School Boards wanted to burn it and youthful rebels saved every penny to buy one. At the time, this jacket retailed for close to $50 which amounted to roughly 100 hours of work if you were a gas station attendant making fifty cents an hour!
The customized asymmetrical leather motorcycle jacket worn by Brando became the must-have anti-establishment symbol for 1950’s youth. The orders skyrocketed for this leather jacket causing Irving Schott and his son Mel to increase their workforce and expand the Schott factory. By the mid 1960’s the Perfecto mens jackets had also caught on with the emerging rock n roll movement. Once again, due to increasing sales, Schott had grown out of their current factory on King Street in Perth Amboy, NJ. A few new factories later and still in New Jersey, Schott proudly continues this iconic American classic motorcycle jacket for the wild side in all of us.