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Cowhide Casual Racer Leather Jacket
Schott NYC’s slim-fitting Leather Café Racer Motorcycle Jacket gives a tip of the hat to 1950s iconic jackets worn by English soldiers back from WWII. These speed-happy daredevils began “souping up” older, prewar motorbikes and racing them at top speed between local pubs and cafés. One can only imagine the wagers bet and lost during those late-night races on twisted, narrow roads. Out of this restlessness rose the need for a jacket that was durable and streamlined, and decades later that call has been answered. Schott remodeled the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket with a minimalist contour in mind, adding a mandarin-style upright collar and designing the arms to fit tightly from shoulder to zippered cuffs. The result is a no-frills, refined look that you can take to the open road for a warm weather ride, out for a night on the town, or both.
- 26” length Café Racer leather jacket
- Chrome tanned, drum dyed, lightweight cowhide leather
- Durable nickel plated brass hardware
- Cafe Racer style “mandarin” collar with snap closure
- Custom embossed “SCHOTT” snap faces
- Zippered sleeve cuffs
- Two outside zippered pockets with chain pulls
- Leather trimmed inside breast pocket
- Non insulated satin lining
- Offered in either black, brown or black cherry cowhide
- Made in the USA
Leather Type, Fit and Construction:
Rooted in tradition, the Schott Model 654 continues this cafe racer style from the 50's. Based on early racer designs the 654 has changed a bit but the overall concept remains the same. Design a tight fitting, no frills mens leather jacket with a cool, refined look. We feel our Café Racer has accomplished this and make a profound statement. Schott continues production of the classic Café Racer motorcycle jacket style, as always, right here in the U.S.A.
Our customers asked for us to give them a lighter weight café racer style leather biker jacket and we feel that model 654 answers their call. Schott Model 654 leather jackets for men are made with chrome-tanned, drum dyed, medium weight cowhide leather. This hide has a medium to soft “hand”, a shiny finish and breaks in quick and easy. Our medium weight cowhide is processed to provide many years of use without the need for treatments or conditioners. The Perfecto model 654 moto jacket was designed for warmer weather riding or hitting the local club…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. Nickel plated brass hardware complete this timeless American made classic that is built to last.
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 654. 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 bi-swing panels and underarm footballs combined with Schott’s tighter cut arms make this a slim fitting jacket.
The Schott Perfecto Model #654 is proudly made in the U.S.A. Our customers know that the quality and construction of our jackets are unparalleled. From the heavyweight nylon 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.
Material: Waxy Cowhide