Zip-in liner and removable fur collar!
Schott is THE classic American leather company that has been operating since 1913, is still family owned, and designed the "Perfecto"--the classic biker jackets that all other jackets imitate! Like the Perfecto, this jacket was made in the legendary leather factories that Schott operates in Elizabeth, NJ.
Styled after the classic American G-1 flight jacket, this jacket is in almost perfect condition--it was clearly work very, very sparingly, if at all! Cut from beautiful deep chocolate leather (almost certainly steerhide) this jacket features a zip-out fur liner and a removable fur collar, making it an exceptionally versatile jacket. Once the fur lining has been removed it can be sen that this jacket is lined with Schott's signature lining featuring its logo on a tan base, designed to complement perfectly the rich brown of the leather.
The jacket features two deep snap-shut front pockets with side entry, Schott's own "football" gussets under the arms for ease of movement (these also feature grommets, for breathability), a bi-swing back for ease of movement, and a fixed half-belt in back. It has the correct military epaulettes. It also features a knit hem and knit storm cuffs, designed for both warmth and to keep out drafts. All of the snaps function perfectly, and all are engraved with Schott's signature logo. The main zipper is also Schott's, and functions beautifully smoothly--as does the zipper used to attach the removable liner.
This jacket also features its original Schott zipper-pull! This is the first of these that I have seen, as often they were removed as discarded or "out somewhere safe" and lost! That this is intact and present is a testament to how sparingly and carefully this jacket was worn.
This jacket is in absolutely beautiful condition. The only minor flaw is some very minor pilling on the inside of the knit hem, but this is minor, won't be seen when worn--and was quite possibly there from new!
This is a rare chance to acquire a wonderful, classic Schott in superb condition.... Asking just $175, OR OFFER, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!
Please PM with interest and offers!
Size 42L. Measurements:
Chest: 22 1/8
Sleeve: 28 (can be turned back to 27")
Length (from collar seam): 26 3/4