BLK DNM vs. Schott NYC Leather Jackets

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  1. Stunoso

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    I'm trying to decide between the two leather jackets: BLK DNM 5 BLK DNM 5 and Schott NYC 626. My main argument in favor of Schott is that it's made of cowhide vs lambskin used in BLK DNM. Is there anyone here who had experience with both jackets/leathers in terms of looks/quality/durability?
     


  2. Distorbiant

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    Schott 626.
     


  3. thekunk07

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    i'm getting the blk dmm instead of another stooges, the schott will fit like a tent.
     


  4. Distorbiant

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    626 is slimmer than other models.
     


  5. Stunoso

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    Can you explain why? I mean, I'd rather get a TOJ instead, but I don't want to wait 10+ months, need something now.
     


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  8. DLester

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    I have been impressed by the BLK DNM leathers I have seen, compared with other jackets around that price point. The Nordstroms near my offices carries them. I would wear one, and I sort of want the biker in dark blue.
     


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    Where the hell are you going to find a XXXXXL BLK DNM to fit your giant self Kunk? Seems like the biggest I've seen from them was an extra large.
     


  10. HeavenResign

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    it's basically do you want lamb vs cow but just so you know 626 is cut pretty damn slim

    http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8alvrLpaw1r4v3jzo1_1280.png

    it's hard to get an idea of the whole fit from that pic but it's definitely not tent-like
     


  11. DLester

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    Okay I went back and tried on the blue one again today and it was a bit much, so not so interested anymore in that. The blk dnm leathers are nice but they have more zippers and shiny buttons on them than I am used to, also I am used to a thinner lining. Still, a good jacket though at that price point. They seem to sell for a significant discount on ebay, so that might be worth checking out.
     
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  12. Kleinfeld

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    I vote for the Schott
     


  13. Irman Hilmi

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    So how did your 626 fit you? My personal experience with it is that it's way too long. I'm 5'11' and I just didn't like the way it hung when it's unzipped.
     


  14. HeavenResign

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    It is a little long, I think even .5 or .75" shorter would make a huge difference. I have one and still like it a lot, though. I think at this point the sf x vanson would be the default option now for a question like this, or even the vanson derby since you can take off the belt. But a year ago it was still a ways off. And now it's about $200 more than a 626 (more than that since it's easy to get Schott's 10 or 15% discounted) which could be a factor for some people
     
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  15. Irman Hilmi

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    Yes, it is a bit long, but long enough to make it really annoying. Mine was the earlier version, the 2015 version is even longer, I believe. In the end, what I did was score a 25-year old 613, and tapered the sleeves making it slimmer than the 626, and changed the insulated nylon lining to satin. My opinion on the Indian-made BLK DNM is that the shoulders jut off too much, making it sort of look like you're wearing shoulder pads. Plus the epaulets is just a bit too stiff and sticks out. Just get a 613/618 with proper shoulder width, then taper the sleeves, a pretty easy job for any leathershop. I had the luxury of trying sizes 34-42, and settled on the 38 which had the perfect shoulder measurements for me and with the sleeves tapered it pretty much became a custom fit jacket for me.

    If it might help people looking for their perfect leather jacket, here was leather jacket journey :
    New 613 Perfecto, size 34 (shoulders too narrow, everything too tight. New steerhide sucks)
    New Straight To Hell Perfecto size 38 (shoulders perfect, too short, insulated lining on the sleeves which really bulked up the sleeves which I didn't like)
    New 626 Perfecto, earlier version with stars on epaulets, size S (waxy cowhide was too shiny, sleeves were a bit narrow but size M was too loose everywhere, at 26" was a bit too long, only looked good zipped up, when unzipped there was an annoying curl on the front left side of the jacket, probably caused by the flap pocket's weight. I believe the 2015 version is now 27" long. Too long. I believe the Supreme Perfectos, PER2 and most of the newer styles are based on the 626 measurements.)
    Vintage 613 Perfecto (late 80s, early 90s), size 38 (yes, it had poofy sleeves, but a trip to the leathershop changed all that. Shoulders just right, everything else too. Vintage naked cowhide feels more luxurious than those new waxy cowhide on the 626s. A keeper.)

    Otherwise you should try to take a look at the new 519 50s Perfecto, or get the Japan version 613US or 613USS with satin lining. I believe the Japanese 613s are a tad shorter, but they have a the tall version 613UST.

    Oh btw I used to run a boutique where I live here, and we had a Schott wholesale account, and was in close contact with the Schott guys. In the end I settled for a customized vintage.

    Hope the info here helps someone who's still looking for their dream leather jacket. Mine took nearly 3 years and many wasted dollars on jackets and shipping. :)

    Edited with a fit pic to show how slim the sleeves of a 613 can be :)

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