the schott 626

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happy new year!  i hope you’re having a great start to 2014.  it feels like it’s been years since i’ve posted anything.  i traveled for much of november and december.  i’m home for awhile now, so expect the posts to come fast and furious (or not depending on my laziness / extremely active social calendar.  ps that last bit is a joke).

one of my travel destinations in december was nyc for a day and half.  i had one goal in mind while in the big city: visit schott and buy a leather jacket.  mission accomplished.  i made the pilgrimage from the ace hotel (who’s hip now) to schott as soon as i got my bearings.  i went into this mission thinking i was going to get a 613 like the ramones used to wear, but they didn’t have my size.  it’s a good thing too because the salesman grabbed a 626 and told me to try it on.  i did.  it felt like home.  i asked if they had a black one and he said they wouldn’t be available until late february.  f**k.  i didn’t want to wait, but i also didn’t want a brown leather jacket, so i did what any smart shopper would do in late 2013: i took a “selfie” and sent it to the lady friend.  she insisted i get the brown, because “black is not really me” and “brown is unexpected.”  damn she smart.

the big difference between the 613 and the 626 is the weight of the leather.  the 626 is much lighter meaning you can actually put your arms down from first wear on.  the only other difference my untrained eyes could see was that the 626 has a snap down collar.  i’m a 36-38 jacket size depending on the brand and went with a medium.  it fits like a glove as you can see below in the dreaded “selfie” i did not want to post.

if you’re in nyc and in need of a badass jacket, go see the good people at schott on elizabeth street.  they were the nicest sales team i encountered while on my trip.  if you happen to catch this post, thank you for taking such good care of me.  i will definitely be back.

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  1. I love Schott. Their pea coats are also phenomenal.

    • Steve
    • April 28th, 2014

    Hey man, how’d you end up liking this jacket? I have an XS on order as we speak, can’t wait to get it in but there’s not a lot of people online who have this jacket. Looks great in the fit pic

    • cooper
    • May 1st, 2014

    @steve Hey man, I love it. It’s the perfect weight and fit for me. I think you’ll like it a lot. Let me know how the extra small is. I think I could have done a small, but it would have been extremely tight.

    • Steve
    • July 7th, 2014

    So it took a lot longer than I planned for the 626 to get here, but I’ve had it for a few weeks. All in all I love it but I do wish it were an inch or two shorter – oh well. I can still shorten it at some point if I feel like it. Still think it’s the best jacket in the price range and it feels right owning a Schott, thanks for the reply!

    pics because why not, I came along this blog looking for 626 pics so I’m sure there are others!

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