Schott P213 Lambskin Perfecto Sizing and Fit

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Kevin O'Sullivan, May 3, 2021.

Which fits better?

  1. Small

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  2. Medium

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  3. You are wasting your money, be patient and order custom

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  1. Kevin O'Sullivan

    Kevin O'Sullivan New in Town

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    All,

    Been lurking for some time here, and am incredibly impressed with the knowledge and friendly advice provided on the forum. Decided to spring for the Schott P213 in Mustang recently, started with a size Medium and then downsized to a Small thinking it would fix the shoulder bite issue. No dice. Is shoulder bite pretty common for anyone else when trying on leather? It is disheartening to think I won't be able to find a decent off the rack fit. Is custom fit aero/thedi my only option here with associated lead time? I like the sleeve and back length on the small, along with the chest fit. Specs below. The Medium fits better (less bite) but is boxy in the torso, zips up with absolutely zero effort through the stomach and chest.

    What are the thoughts on fit? I have a relatively wide back and shorter torso so I figured it would be a pain to get a good fit, but didn't expect shoulder bite to be this bad.

    5'9", 162lbs, true 33" waist. Typically wear 40 slim although it almost always pulls in the chest. This does have a biswing back (shoulders) so the shoulder to shoulder fit is a bit deceptive, it is not super restrictive.

    Small measurements: 23.5" back, 17" shoulder, 20-20.5" pit to pit, 24" sleeve
    Medium measurements: 25" back, 17.5" shoulder, 21-21.5" pit to pit. 25" sleeve

    Any thoughts on a potential brand that might do the trick? Want something with a lighter weight leather like this jacket (2-3mm lambskin I believe), double rider preferable. Spring/summerish and early fall jacket, I have heavier boxier jackets for colder weather with heavy lining.

    Thank you all and sorry for the wall of text!

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  2. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Might be tempting to keep the small...but med is probably the correct choice. That's thick looking lambskin.
     
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  3. ton312

    ton312

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    That's a really nice looking jacket. The small looks too small. Medium looks great!
     
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  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 I'll Lock Up

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    Small is too small, the shoulders are acting weird, Medium is perfect.
     
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  5. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ^^ I agree with Tony & Carlos. Keep the Med.
     
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  6. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    For me the small looks better.
     
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  7. JoeNiblick

    JoeNiblick One of the Regulars

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    ED7566C3-9501-427E-B49C-F8096818993B.jpeg By “shoulder bite,” are you referring to this dimple at the top of the sleeve? It’s partly just due to arm position, and should go away when your arms are at your side. It may be reduced as the leather relaxes, but it’s quite common. There was a discussion about this a while back, and can be seen on the product images on the Field Leathers page.
     
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  8. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Medium. Custom would be a waste of money in this case.
     
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  9. Kevin O'Sullivan

    Kevin O'Sullivan New in Town

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    Yes Joe, that's exactly it. The dimple there, noticeably more pronounced on the Small size (and a rather perturbing ridge as well, I believe due to too small an armhole)

    Comforting to know it's fairly common.


     
  10. JustinW

    JustinW Practically Family

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    I voted medium, but the counter-argument (coming from someone who started looking at the P213 before going custom) is just go custom. The Schott is a nice jacket, but very expensive for OTR lamb skin. For the same price (JL) or about $350 more (FL), you get the exact fit you want with all the features you want and in the leather of your choice.

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  11. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    IMO pronounced side deltoid muscles contribute to shoulder dimples on some leather jackets.
     
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  12. Jin431

    Jin431 Call Me a Cab

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    Medium looks great on you. That shoulder dimpling will go away with wear and when the leather molds to your form. The dimpling can also be caused by a badly shaped hanger so make sure to get a proper one that will support the shoulders so it doesn't deform your jacket.
     
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  13. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    Medium is slightly long IMO, but otherwise looks excellent. The shoulders on the small really show that it doesn't fit.
     
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  14. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This was my thought exactly.
     
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  15. JoeNiblick

    JoeNiblick One of the Regulars

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  16. Kevin O'Sullivan

    Kevin O'Sullivan New in Town

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    Holy cow there it is. Thanks Joe.

    In a perfect world that jacket would be an inch shorter in length and sleeve, but that perfect world takes 3+ months of lead time and another 4-500 bucks. Maybe this summer I'll get one prepped for the fall!
     
  17. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Simple. You’re a tweener (the narrow space between two sizes). I am too. It’s a tough road. I think if you read here long enough you’ll learn custom is no guarantee. Between pattern choices and leathers and natural allowances for +- sizing in custom gear you may be no happier. Just look at all the great jackets in the classifieds for proof. Time spent on TFL may give you the impression that a “perfect fit” is very attainable. It may be possible but is quite rare. You’ll be much happier if your goal is a good fit. Regarding the two current images. If you’ll only wear a tshirt under the small might work but considering your geography (Alaska?) you’ll get much more chances to wear it if you go medium and fit a sweatshirt underneath. Btw it’s a really nice looking jacket.
     
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  18. JustinW

    JustinW Practically Family

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    Get detailed measurements from both the small and medium P2134 to figure out what you like. Take lots of fit pics of both before you return them.

    Email Alan at Johnson Leather and tell him you want a jacket based on the P213 and then modify anything you want (I'd change the yoke and maybe add a half belt or side adjusters, brass chain pull zippers). Have a conversation with him about what sort of leather you have in mind and then he will send you a few dozen sample swatches.

    Once you have finalized the design, the leather and lining of your choice, Damon will make you a cloth fit jacket and mail it to you to make sure the sizing is exactly what you want.

    Long before it is getting back to jacket season this year, you will have the exact jacket you want that fits like a glove. Total cost the same as the P213 that doesn't quite fit right.
     

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