Should I make a vest out of this Schott 125?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Sep 16, 2020 at 8:31 PM.

Decide the fate of this 125...

  1. Off with the sleeves & let's turn this bad boi into a mean vest!

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  2. $1 starting bid, no reserve and que sera sera. . .

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  1. Monitor

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    So I found this #125 on FB Marketplace, the jacket arrived today and the weirdest thing ever - The sleeves are 20.5" long. Or short!

    Craziest part is they haven't been shortened or altered in any way. All the seams are intact, the underarm football things are just where they're suppose to be (and I doubt it anyone could've done such a perfect job with so much going on under the arms) and so are the cuffs, with the zippers being exactly the same length as on my other two Perfectos.

    Why on earth would Schott make this, though? Did you guys ever see anything like it?

    In any case, obviously I can't wear this thing, even though I was really looking forward to it as the #125 was my first Schott cross zip and I was hoping I'd find another one for a reasonable price.

    Saddened by yet another failed purchase, as I was tryna think of a way to word the eBay listing so that the jacket'd at least appear wearable, the thought occurred to me... Why not just make a vest outta it?

    The jacket fits me perfectly in the body, plus there's no belt so it wouldn't look overdone.

    Or is it a ridiculously stupid idea and I should just list the jacket and hope for the best?

    Is there anyone out there who'd find the 20.5" sleeves wearable? That seems short even for a woman's jacket!

    So tell you what, I'll let you guys decide - what do you think? What would you do? Do I sell it? Or do I just cut the sleeves off and wear it as a vest?
    And sell the LW! XD

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  2. Guppy

    Guppy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Don't you dare, it's probably originally owned by Joey Ramone himself!

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  3. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Vest.. do you think its as simple as unpicking the sleeve stitching? or would you have a seamstress/tailor do the work?.. If me Id have a pro do it.
     
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  4. jonesy86

    jonesy86 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Go for it.
     
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  5. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    I mean.. it's basicly a vest as it is...
     
  6. Robbie79

    Robbie79 One Too Many

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    Here's the former owner...if you like vests, why not. I personally would sell it.
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  7. l0fielectronic

    l0fielectronic Practically Family

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    Years ago I saw someone wearing one with sleeves that were cut t-shirt length, I mean I can't imagine its at all practical but it actually looked pretty good.
     
  8. ton312

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    Vest. No question about it. Baseball shirt sleeve length is no good. Unless you sell it to beezer. Selling that is a nightmare in the making.
     
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  9. ton312

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    PS- I’ll buy the LW vest and add sleeves to it to tidy this whole thread up post haste.
     
  10. Will Zach

    Will Zach Practically Family

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    A cross-zip vest would be badass. Now you will only need tat sleeves on both arms to match the look. :)
     
  11. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Vest it!
     
  12. Monitor

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    Not sure. I don't see what else'd there be to be done, other than ripping the sleeves off. I guess the lining would sag then but... I don't wanna invest any more money into it, TBH. Maybe even rip the entire lining out altogether. It's just that thin nylon stuff anyway.

    That vest'd fit you 10/10, tho.

    Lookin' at Joey on Google rn, that one Schott he's wearing is definitely suffering from the same condition. Was that a... Thing??? I'd get it if it was one of the 90's over-sized ones with huge shoulders but it's not! It's a very trim fitting jacket.

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  13. ton312

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    When I saw those those pics I always assumed the dude had 30” knuckle draggers.
     
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  14. Boyo

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    Yeah, I was thinking about the lining... your right I bet that will have to go as well, an unlined vest will Prolly look better anyway.
     
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  15. Guppy

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    Joey was 6' 6", and likely wore an off-the-rack regular size jacket that simply didn't fit him.
     
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  16. Guppy

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    All kidding aside, I'd cut the sleeves off, cutting through just the leather, and remove the shell of the sleeves from the body, leaving the lining of the sleeves intact, and then trim them to leave some excess material for a hem and reattachment to the new cuff at the shoulder. If you are good with a needle, and careful, it might not even look half bad.
     
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  17. dudewuttheheck

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    Vest! Sleeves are already crazy short. You'll get more use out of it as a vest.
     
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  18. JoeNiblick

    JoeNiblick One of the Regulars

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    Normally I’d bit AGAINST cutting the sleeves off a vintage jacket, but since this one is essentially unwearable and unsellable as-is, I say go for it!
     
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  19. Benny Holiday

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    Vest! Vest! Vest! Vest! (I'm starting a one-man chant here, just because I can).
     
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  20. gmcd

    gmcd New in Town

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    YES...vest! vest! vest!...
     
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