Perfecto Brand 613s Irving by Schott
Only 100 of this limited edition Perfecto style jacket have been made, and once they are gone they are gone. This jacket is crafted with specially made heavy duty chromexcel tanned Horween steerhide. It's heavy enough the jacket can stand on it's own. It features black hardware including all snaps and signature stars on the epaulets. The slim fitting jacket is lined with 100% wool in a limited edition buffalo check design.
Made in U.S.A.
- Back length 25 inches
- Large back panel design, a signature of Schott's uncompromising Perfecto quality
- Asymmetrical main zipper pattern for added warmth and protection
- Snap down lapels, collar and shoulder epaulets
- Matte black tonal hardware for sleek monochromatic look
- Bi-swing back panels for added mobility
- Traditional zippered sleeve cuffs
- Snap down attached belt with durable black matte square buckle
- Three outside zippered pockets plus small coin flap pocket
- Inside chest pocket
- 100% wool blue and black buffalo check lining
The three pocket design of the Schott Perfecto 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 men’s 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. There is still a Schott family member in the factory every day to make sure Irving would still be proud to put his name in these jackets.
About Horween Leather: Founded in 1905 in Chicago, and still family owned, Horween produces their signature Chromexel leathers with a traditional vegetable tanning process passed down through generations. The top grain steerhide is 1.2-1.4mm thick and is characterized by a rich pull up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes.