Schott NYC has teamed up with Restoration Hardware for a limited release of this vintage cafe racer motorcycle jacket. The slim fitting jacket features authentic talon zippers and comes in black and brown. It’s shipped in classic Perfecto cigar box, modeled after the original shipping boxes from the 1930s. Like all other fine Schott product, the jacket is made by hand in the Schott NYC union factory in Elizabeth, NJ.
Schott NYC have teamed up with New Era Japan to create this classic baseball cap. The unstructured crown is featured here in a navy wool finish with green under the brim and a white S stitched up front.
Until now, we’ve seen only a small portion of what Schott’s Perfecto Brand will be offering up for Spring 2012. They’ve now gone ahead and released the entire lookbook for next spring, with “Northeastern sporting clubs and railroads serving as the backdrop. The locales are fitting, as vintage Americana remains the root of the line.” The Perfecto jacket will be available in some new fabrics and will work magnificently with the brand’s suede and waxed cotton pieces. (via Selectism)
Unveiled at this week’s (Capsule) show in Paris was a collaboration between Schott’s Perfecto Brand and Billykirk. They’ve teamed up for an all-leather tool bag for Spring 2012. The bag’s hand made by brothers Chris and Kirk Bray with parts from California and Pennsylvania and features elements incorporated from the iconic Schott Perfecto and BillyKirk’s classic carryall. It’s made from brown and black American cowhide and is fitted with quilted nylon lining, heavy chrome zipper, exterior coin pocket and Schott Perfecto hardware. Other fine details include double drop handles, signature Billykirk luggage tag, metal hinge frame, two interior pockets and a detachable leather shoulder.
Schott’s Greg Chapman has done a phenomenal job crafting the new launched Perfecto collection and the timing couldn’t have been better. All pieces are inspired by vintage Perfecto Schott pieces, with some modern enhancements of course. The offerings are made in limited quantities at Schott factory in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
The brand’s Deck Hand Toggle Coat is one of the standout pieces from the line as it’s made from selvedge denim and lined with chambray. Other fine details include contrast cotton stitching, selvedge under the collar and a neck storm flap for some added protection from the elements.
Schott and Converse have teamed up for this soon-to-be cult favorite. Schott’s known for their iconic leather motorcycle jackets and Converse’s signature Chucks have been hitting the streets for as long as our parents can remember. After checking out these Chuck Taylors, we’re left to wonder why these two American brands didn’t link up sooner.
Down to the details we go. The sneaker features a heavy-duty rear zip entry, zips under the laces and even features a quilted lining as a moto jacket would. The snaps on the tongue really drive the design of this shoe home. The familiar Chuck Taylor All Star patch is right where you’d find it at the ankle in a matching rugged black leather finish. The Schott logo’s sewn on the interior.
Freshness tells us this shoe is the latest from Converse First String, the elite subdivision at the company, and they will be available at First String locations on December 15th.
We all want a piece of the American Dream and two brothers went to get there’s back in 1913 when they began making raincoats in the basement of their Lower East Side residence. Fifteen years later, they delivered their first leather jacket. Irving Schott’s leather jackets were branded with the name of his favorite cigar brand — the Perfecto. Schott expanded during the 70s and 80s to an international scale, where “Made in America” was revered and coveted. This, folks, is the classic American success story. The beauty of it all is that the company is still run by the third and fourth generation of the family who still manufacture most of the products in the United States.
The 585 vintage motorcycle jacket happens to be one of those fine pieces. The antique brown cowhide motorcycle leather jacket is fitted with double-buckle straps at side hems, bi-swing back and underarm footballs, padded front hem and kidney back extension. The attention is most certainly in the details.
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