Schott’s Perfecto Motorcycle Jacket, takes its name well, its the perfect leather jacket, with no shortage of authenticity and heritage. The Jacket was adopted by bikers in the 50’s before being made famous by Marlon Brando starring in the 1953 movie The Wild One, it went on to be resurrected by the Punk Movement of the 70’s and 80’s, and is enduring its next cycle now with trends purveying heritage and original craftsmanship, not to mention the punk approach to street culture as lead by so many influencers in our world today. The likes of Hiroshi Fujiwara, Jun Takahashi, Malcolm Mclaren and other like minded creators were so heavily influenced by this movement that they can’t help but continue to be today.
Barneys have worked alongside Schott to bring the jacket to its consumer as part of a heritage collection by the NYC formed brand, the Jacket doesn’t lose any of its original shape, or quality and merely adds a touch of today through a custom made lining. Priced at $995, the Jacket is available in store today, with its launch online delayed till next week.
This is the Jacket that made Schott the household name it is, still to this day Made in USA, and available in the same cut and style, the only adjustment is that you can now buy the jacket in a slightly longer length. If the Barneys example isn’t for you, then the classic Perfecto Jacket is available online at Schott here priced at $610.
Marlon Brando – The Wild One (1953)