Channel Your Inner Biker With The Schott For 3sixteen Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket

It’s the same style worn by Marlon Brando, James Dean and Sid Vicious.

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Legendary motorcycle apparel maker Schott has collaborated with fellow New York brand 3sixteen on a new limited edition version of its iconic Perfecto leather jacket, as worn by Marlon Brando, James Dean and Sid Vicious.

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Only 100 of the jackets are being produced at $950 apiece, and each one is hand cut and sewn in Schott’s family-owned manufacturing facility in New Jersey. 

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The result is a custom double rider Perfecto with a modernized, slim fitting silhoutte, updating the original designed by Irving Schott in 1928 and still sold today. The belt and the epaulet star on the classic have also been eliminated for a leaner look, and the custom hardware has a matte black finish.

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It’s made of premium “naked” unfinished cowhide, a leather with a slight sheen and supple hand intended to age beautifully. The jacket is lined with raw Japanese selvedge chambray with a busted-seam detail running up the back to show the handwork. Lastly, a custom leather patch commemorating the collaboration is sewn into the lining above an inside pocket.

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As a final touch there’s a custom handcrafted brass and sterling silver “snap-cap” on the back of the jacket, which is traditionally used to attach an optional sheepskin collar, with a black oxidized finish which will wear down over time to reveal the bright metal underneath.

Now that’s some next level style….

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Jared Paul Stern