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post #31 of 51
I dig the Panther. I'm trying to like the Schott because I want a less expensive alternative, but I can't. I don't think leather should be washed in that manner. The wrinkling just doesn't work for me. The leather looks crusty, rough and stiff (although it might feel differently). I think the jacket would be perfect if they kept the leather out of the laundry. But I think it looks great on Soph.

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post #32 of 51
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Originally Posted by Soph View Post
Slim fitting just like the Belstaff. I wear a 42r to 43 and a Large fits ideally.

Damn, they're out of XXL. Well I guess I'll spend less money.
post #33 of 51
Where would one find this Schott version of the jacket? I can't seem to find it on their website.
post #34 of 51
^^most likely a last year season thing. this thread is a year old. it was on the schott site last year.
post #35 of 51
Looks like my scrotum.
post #36 of 51
You should get that checked.
post #37 of 51
If you want that look, I think the Schott is definitely the way to go. But, I have to say that I was not impressed with the Belstaff leather when I saw it in person. For the price range you're looking at, and the current exchange rate, I'd think about a commission from one of the good UK leather jacket manufacturers.

just my .02
post #38 of 51
FYI, Schott makes two versions of this Panther style jacket. One that is vintaged and one that is not. These are distinguished through Schott's style label:

J630: Japanese market, not vintaged.

J630VN: Japanese market, vintaged leather.

I know this since I just bought two J630 jackets from Schott's factory sale and spoke to an insider. I'm selling one (L / 42) on ebay if anyone is interested. The non-vintaged leather definitely looks better IMO.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3AMESELX%3AIT



post #39 of 51
FYI, I've another up for auction on the bay. It fits like a sz 42.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280468277421



post #40 of 51
Good luck with the auction, looks much better like that.
post #41 of 51
Very nice jackets, good luck with the sale. A little surprised that the p2p of a 42 size jacket is 47". I thought these jackets were supposed to be very fitted. I was expecting 44-45" P2P for a 42 size jacket.
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
Very nice jackets, good luck with the sale. A little surprised that the p2p of a 42 size jacket is 47". I thought these jackets were supposed to be very fitted. I was expecting 44-45" P2P for a 42 size jacket.

I typically wear a 42 and it fits well - just look at pics in the auction. There's room to layer underneath so it's not a tight, fitted cut. I believe the original Trialmasters were cut a bit big for layering based on old pics I've seen. Only recently did the cut slim down when Belstaff went high fashion.
post #43 of 51
Back on the bay. Happy bidding. Starts at 100 bucks with no reserve. BNWOT.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT
post #44 of 51
Like this beauty? It even comes with integrated armor. That's a great jacket at the BMG website. Actually the 750 dollar price tag is also pretty reasonable considering how much some of Belstaff's fashion pieces go for.

If you can afford it, go for it. But I'd argue Schott is no less "authentic". While the American company is more associated with bombers and perfecto style jackets, it's a firm with just as much or even more history/legacy, whatever you want to call it, as Belstaff. It's still family owned and run. Plus all of their US made stuff comes from a factory right in Elizabeth, NJ. Right around the corner from where I grew up. You can still go right up to the factory and ask the people who make the clothing questions about the garments. They are quite enthusiastic about the clothing they make. Try that with any other brand. LOL


post #45 of 51
I thought this thread (buy this jacket) was an appropriate place to post my recent purchase. (buy this jacket) Like the Schott it's identical to the Panther and it is fantastic quality. It was a really good price. Here's some video I shot; http://vimeo.com/18559076 (buy this jacket) and the pics; (buy this jacket) I have edited this post on account of 'Sander' objecting to the 'advertorial' tone of it. He wasn't totally wrong. So I've tried to make my review a little more independant. Hope that helps I may have slipped in some subliminal suggestive advertising......sorry ! (buy this jacket)
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