Breaking in a Horween Schott Jacket P613S

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by MichaelKristy, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. MichaelKristy

    MichaelKristy New in Town

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    Hey there!

    Wanted to get some thoughts from the community on the break-in of a heavy horween jacket from Schott. Obviously since this is Horween leather feel free to reference your heavy Aero or whatever it may be. This is a HEAVY jacket, weighing in at around 10lbs for a size small (which I own). I've owned it for about 2 months and the jacket feels like it's loosened up a bit since I bought it. I was wondering however how much these heavy horween jackets break in. With a leather this heavy does it ever get truly soft and relaxed like a regular Schott leather or do jackets this thick always put up a fight?

    I'm not too concerned, this is more of a generally query. As of right now it's pretty comfortable but it definitely is work to put on and wear at times.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hh121

    Hh121 One Too Many

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    1. It will not get soft like his steerhide or naked cowhide.
    2. You need buy another weight scale.
     
  3. MichaelKristy

    MichaelKristy New in Town

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    Thanks! So it'll always be relatively stiff? Also okay fine I rounded a bit but it's around 8lbs.
     
  4. jacketjunkie

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    It's going to be more pliable and more comfortable but it will always be very heavy and stiffer than any other leather jacket you have previously owned. There's only so much break-in that can be done to a 1.4mm thick leather.
     
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  5. Carlos840

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    Let's call it 6lb...
    Honestly Horween CXL isn't that heavy or that hard to break in.
    I own 3 CXL jackets and they sit somewhere in the middle of my collection as far as weight /thickness goes.
    The fact that it is a waxy leather makes it feel more rigid and crunchy when it is new, but it also means that it molds to you pretty fast.
    Just wear it lots, and get it wet, that will speed things up a lot.
    If you get natural rain, just go for a walk when it rains, if you live in the desert, just spray your jacket with water before putting it on and wear it until dry.
     
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  6. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter Practically Family

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    ; if there aren't pictures, the jacket doesn't exist.
     
  7. MichaelKristy

    MichaelKristy New in Town

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    Ask and you shall receive!!
     

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  8. El Marro

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    Very nice Perfecto MichaelKristy! It actually looks much nicer in your photo there than it does on the Schott website.
    In my experience Horween CXL breaks in fairly quickly. It will always be heavy but it should feel like it molds to you after a little bit of wear.
     
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  9. MichaelKristy

    MichaelKristy New in Town

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    Schott I feel like always shots themselves in the foot with their product pics. This jacket looks amazing in person!
     
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  10. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter Practically Family

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    Awsome jacket, well done brother.
    And welcome to the lounge
     
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  12. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    Here’s mine! I call it my « Black Star », it’s a great jacket, tea core Horween steerhide. I prefer Schott’s pattern over Aero’s, after all, it’s the original. I particularly like their black and blue checked lining.
    A purchase you won’t regret.
     

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  13. MichaelKristy

    MichaelKristy New in Town

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    Looking amazing!! How old is yours/how is your break in process so far?
     
  14. MichaelKristy

    MichaelKristy New in Town

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    Also I’m totally stealing black star
     
  15. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    It’s 3 years old, just wear it and it softens up. Welcome by the way !
     
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  16. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter Practically Family

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    Man you guys tempt me very much to get me one("i love schott" American made babe! )And that says alot when you consider all the choices today, just look around for 2 minutes on tfl and you will see plenty of cool jackets. I think they are special in regards to offering an awsome jacket with no wait time. The price reflects this though, for sure.
     
  17. Hh121

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    I missed mine very much I even offered buy back from the person I sold the jacket, and the answer I got is this jacket became his most used jacket.
    In my opinion, Schott uses better horween hide than aero, there is not much color lose during the wear, the only reason I sold the jacket is because one: the waist is loose and the belt doesn’t help much, two: the sleeve opening is big. 908CFA38-D0C0-410E-99B9-D88699F7C88D.jpeg
     
  18. Monitor

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    Great, now I want one...

    Honestly, this looked like the best option out of everything out there, except for maybe LW. Looking at these jackets now, I'm not sure even LW is an improvement. Cordo is beautiful, black jacket is perfect.
     
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  19. Hh121

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    and yes, the poly/cotton sleeves lining is uncomfortably thin and cheap feeling .
     
  20. Hh121

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    That is interesting point. I don’t think it surpass the LW’s speed demon. However, you have to pay extra custom fees if you want two piece back instead of weird three piece(at least for me), with potentially shipping fees for fixing/replacing broken zipper.
     

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