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Extremely rare late 1950s/early 1960s 'Ribbon Label' Schott Perfecto M/L

AHP91

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After much internal debate, I have decided to list for sale this extremely rare late 1950's/early 1960s "ribbon-label" Schott Perfecto in a medium/large (no size tag, so please take note of measurements listed below). Hardly needing an introduction, Schott NYC was established in 1913 and has become synonymous with the highest quality American-made leather apparel. Schott NYC has largely been credited with creating the first ever leather motorcycle jacket. Schott leather jackets have been worn by motorcyclist enthusiasts and celebrities alike, and have become a major symbol of the counterculture movement within the United States and across the globe.

This is not a reproduction ribbon-label Perfecto by Schott - this is the real deal from the late 50's/early 60's. Perfectos in the late 50s early 60s are generally considered toward the "peak" of Schott Perfecto craftsmanship, before quality tended to decline in the 70's and 80's due to increased demand to keep up with sales. The late 1950s and early 1960s Perfectos were crafted with attention to detail and durability, using high-quality materials. The robust construction, premium leather, and sturdy hardware of these jackets have stood the test of time, making them highly sought after by collectors who appreciate craftsmanship and quality.

As time passes, finding well-preserved late 1950s and early 1960s Perfectos becomes increasingly difficult (seriously, I've looked). This particularly rare jacket is an example of one in overall very good condition. Original hardware (zippers and buttons) works well, the lining is overall very good (slight wear at the sleeves as pictured), the leather of the jacket is overall very good. One sleeve zipper has become displaced (as pictured) and will need a repair to reattach it. I would imagine this is a fairly simple repair if you so choose to have it done. Some wear and a bit of thinness to the arms and shoulder areas (pictured and as expected for a jacket about 65 years old) has revealed an incredible reddish patina only seen on these early Perfectos. No holes and no significant cracking can be found. All stitching remains good and tight. Further wear will only enhance the look of this jacket.

Unique features of this ribbon-label include the older belt buckle shape, the hints of white threading used in the quilted lining, the classic ribbon-label, unique design features of the bottom drop of the jacket, the original imprints of the original stars used on the epaulets, reddish patina of the leather, and more. A true collectors piece through and through which has many many years of functional use ahead of it. I purchased this jacket from a nice older fellow by the name of David who spent his life in New York City. The jacket has not yet strayed far from the original Schott factory, and who knows how many late night subway rides through the East Village this jacket has seen.

No foul odors, zipper tape is good and strong, leather is overall very good (slight wear as expected in shoulder and behind the sleeves but no significant thinness or cracking), no holes in the pockets, no torn seams. Here's your chance to own a historically significant U.S. motorcycle jacket by an iconic brand at a quite reasonable price. Any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Asking price is $650 shipped in the continental U.S. (PayPal Friends and Family). I have bought and sold jackets via this forum. The jacket will be sent out very quickly via USPS priority mail, insured and with an adult signature required upon delivery.

Armpit to armpit: 23"
Shoulder to shoulder - 19"
Sleeve length measured straight from shoulder seam: 24"
Bottom of collar to back hem: 23.5"
Front drop: 1.5"
Bottom hem (adjustable via original belt): 21"

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AHP91

Practically Family
Messages
958
After much internal debate, I have decide to list for sale this extremely rare late 1950's/early 1960s "ribbon-label" Schott Perfecto in a medium/large (no size tag, so please take note of measurements listed below). Hardly needing an introduction, Schott NYC was established in 1913 and has become synonymous with the highest quality American-made leather apparel. Schott NYC has largely been credited with creating the first ever leather motorcycle jacket. Schott leather jackets have been worn by motorcyclist enthusiasts and celebrities alike, and have become a major symbol of the counterculture movement within the United States and across the globe.

This is not a reproduction ribbon-label Perfecto by Schott - this is the real deal from the late 50's/early 60's. Perfectos in the late 50s early 60s are generally considered toward the "peak" of Schott Perfecto craftsmanship, before quality tended to decline in the 70's and 80's due to increased demand to keep up with sales. The late 1950s and early 1960s Perfectos were crafted with attention to detail and durability, using high-quality materials. The robust construction, premium leather, and sturdy hardware of these jackets have stood the test of time, making them highly sought after by collectors who appreciate craftsmanship and quality.

As time passes, finding well-preserved late 1950s and early 1960s Perfectos becomes increasingly difficult (seriously, I've looked). This particularly rare jacket is an example of one in overall very good condition. All original hardware (zippers and buttons) works well, the lining is overall very good (slight wear at the sleeves as pictured), the leather of the jacket is overall very good. One sleeve zipper has become displaced (as pictured) and will need a repair to reattach it. I would imagine this is a fairly simple repair if you so choose to have it done. Some wear and a bit of thinness to the arms and shoulder areas (pictured and as expected for a jacket about 65 years old) has revealed an incredible reddish patina only seen on these early Perfectos. No holes and no significant cracking can be found. All stitching remains good and tight. Further wear will only enhance the look of this jacket.

Unique features of this ribbon-label include the older belt buckle shape, the hints of white threading used in the quilted lining, the classic ribbon-label, unique design features of the bottom drop of the jacket, the original imprints of the original stars used on the epaulets, reddish patina of the leather, and more. A true collectors piece through and through which has many many years of functional use ahead of it. I purchased this jacket from a nice older fellow by the name of David who spent his life in New York City. The jacket has not yet strayed far from the original Schott factory, and who knows how many late night subway rides through the East Village this jacket has seen.

No foul odors, zipper tape is good and strong, leather is overall very good (slight wear as expected in shoulder and behind the sleeves but no significant thinness or cracking), no holes in the pockets, no torn seams. I will list this jacket here before listing it for higher on eBay. Here's your chance to own a historically significant U.S. motorcycle jacket by an iconic brand at a quite reasonable price. Any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Asking price is $650 shipped in the continental U.S. (PayPal Friends and Family). The jacket will be sent out very quickly via USPS priority mail, insured and with an adult signature required upon delivery.

Armpit to armpit: 23"
Shoulder to shoulder - 19"
Sleeve length measured straight from shoulder seam: 24"
Bottom of collar to back hem: 23.5"
Front drop: 1.5"
Bottom hem (adjustable via original belt): 21"

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