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Schott 689 length check

blatman23

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Hi folks!! Got my sz 44 Schott. 689

I am 6'3 200lbs

This is my shortest jacket hence the question, it just covers the belt and thats it, not an inch under covering the belt.

My other jackets are going 1 inch below covering the belt hence my low confidence
 

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Aloysius

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Hi folks!! Got my sz 44 Schott. 689

I am 6'3 200lbs

This is my shortest jacket hence the question, it just covers the belt and thats it, not an inch under covering the belt.

My other jackets are going 1 inch below covering the belt hence my low confidence

Really looks like you nailed the fit on this model. Looks amazing.
 

blatman23

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Yes! Will post new pics.
The picture actually looks ok because the leather is stiff, but the entire rear is flared outwards at the waist from being too big (the gut of these 689H is oversized, the 44 has a 48 gut)

I immediately took it to my moto jacket guy to have it cut at the gut... He will have it ready in a couple of days.
quoted 120$ . He's done a few jackets for me and always perfect.

I have a 44" chest, 20.5" shoulders and a 36" waist. I will pretty much have to do this alteration no matter what jacket i get.
 

Aloysius

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The picture actually looks ok because the leather is stiff, but the entire rear is flared outwards at the waist from being too big
I hope it works out… you may have rushed the alteration.

This Schott horsehide is really stiff at first which flares out, until it breaks and settles in.
 

blatman23

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I was thinking about that, but you could literally fit another body inside the gut of this jacket. Unless jackets also shrink while breaking? I wouldn't know as I only started wearing them recently.
 

Aloysius

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My horsehide perfecto moulded so effectively that it practically shrunk in the areas where it was loose.
 

AHP91

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I believe you had posed this question earlier, and I responded with this - -
This might not be what you wanted to hear, but I owned the 689HH and I felt it had an odd cut. The jacket is overall cool, but it weirdly left too much room in the stomach area. Almost felt as if it was designed for carrying extra weight in that compartment. Totally different cut from other jackets (618, etc.)
You might've posed another question after my answer which I overlooked. But I did also notice the awkward cut of this jacket when I owned it. And I was not the original owner - it still felt that way after it was worn a bit. In fact, I had seen a similar complaint of this jacket at some point from at least a couple other sources.

I'm sure your alteration should make it more presentable.
 

blatman23

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I believe you had posed this question earlier, and I responded with this - -

You might've posed another question after my answer which I overlooked. But I did also notice the awkward cut of this jacket when I owned it. And I was not the original owner - it still felt that way after it was worn a bit. In fact, I had seen a similar complaint of this jacket at some point from at least a couple other sources.

I'm sure your alteration should make it more presentable.
I actually remembered you when I put it on!!! It's got a huge gut, like it was made for a really burly biker. So strange given it is only 25" and supposed to be "fitted"

Anyway, I put in another 150 to have it cut plus conditioning (30) . Still worth it since it's pretty unique style with the one piece back which I adore.
 

blatman23

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And we are back from the leather tailor ... He cut quite a bit off the gut, now it sits good I think!
I am officially a Schott fanboy... This horsehide is off the charts. Super shiny, stands out.
 

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