Schott CAF1 limited re-release!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Suburban Dad, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Suburban Dad

    Suburban Dad New in Town

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  2. hondurasdave47

    hondurasdave47 A-List Customer

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    Nice jacket! Has @Monitor seen this yet?
     
  3. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Just have. Love it, of course but CR's just don't fit me. I enjoy looking photos of these jackets now.
     
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  4. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Don't fit you? How so?
     
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  5. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    Nice shoulder slope
     
  6. El Marro

    El Marro One Too Many

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    That’s preposterous man, you rock every cafe racer I’ve ever seen you wear.
     
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  7. miglan30

    miglan30 Familiar Face

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    Nice to see this but I don't get Schott sometimes. I don't know why they will not offer the 641xx style for the US market. I couldn't even order one from them, said I had to buy from a Japanese store...which sucks if it doesn't fit right. Look forward to seeing how it turns out OP.
     
  8. Suburban Dad

    Suburban Dad New in Town

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    It IS weird. I got a 641xx on eBay for $350, I think it’s now being offered for $800. I suspect, but can’t guarantee it’s the very same jacket.

    I like the CAF1 more.
     
  9. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    The caf-1 is their best looking cafe racer IMHO. @Monitor’s was the bomb!
     
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  10. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Did yours go @Monitor ?

    I know it was in the classifieds for a while.
     
  11. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Aye, some time ago. It was a beautiful jacket but I just wasn't wearing it. I don't think I've had a jacket I wore less. Same story with every CR I ever had. I'd pick anything over it. Dunno why, really.
     
  12. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    These look pretty good but they are a very thick and heavy steer so not for me, unfortunately.

    I had a 641XX which I think I prefer but even in a size 44 it was too short. About 25.5 inch back. I need 27 inches in a cafe racer. I also don't understand why Schott won't offer a 641XX to Western buyers directly and offer long sizes. There is a significant market they seem to be missing out on.
     
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  13. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    I’m trying to figure out which original Schott jacket this reproduces? Beck triple 6? I’ve never seen a Schott styled like this as true vintage. The closest thing had cat eye chest zips. Is that the 50 year old model they are referring too?

    I love Schott and one of my current faves is an old Schott suede but man, sometimes I think they really drive their marketing on make believe, dare I say, fake news. This is a nice jacket (not so much for the uncustomizable price) but I think the story behind it is false. Unless I missed an ultra rare at some point.
     
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  14. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    I read it was the beck 666 rs

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  15. Suburban Dad

    Suburban Dad New in Town

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    I think you're right on this. I suspect if you asked GAIL on the Schott forum, she'd have an answer.

    I've handled the BECK 666-RS (Schott-made version) and it was pretty lightweight. But yes, similar is style to the CAF1. I think if I took a spill on my bike, I'd rather be wearing the heavy CAF1.

    They also made something very similar with slanted chest pockets in the 60s and that closely resembles the 641xx.

    Here's one on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/710303113/vintage-schott-jacket-schott-perfecto?frs=1
     
  16. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    Here's one I owned , a few pics. This was/ is built like a tank. Diamond dave bought it. John c is making a pattern from it. 20181010_201121.jpg [​IMG][​IMG]

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  17. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    I think it is steer, very heavy

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  18. John D Maccarter

    John D Maccarter One of the Regulars

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    I sold it because it is a 48 and just to big, very frustrating it is an amazing jacket in amazing shape, in an email I recieved from j/c he said schott owned the beck name so he would have to use some other label

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  19. nick123

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    "Chap"
     
  20. Suburban Dad

    Suburban Dad New in Town

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    Wait... what?? Pattern... fill me in on this jacket making you speak of...
     

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