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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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for fall: the motorcycle jacket

i’ve been obsessed with motorcycle jackets ever since i discovered the ramones.  it’s one of those things i’ve always wanted, but have been hesitant to pull the trigger on because i don’t “technically” have or ride a motorcycle.  who cares about that?  not me.  now might be the time to buy one as affordable options are popping up in online stores like park and bond.

if you’re thinking about buying one, here are a few things to remember: #1 black is best.  this fall i’ve seen them in brown, burgundy, dark green, and other strange colors.  stay from those.  go with black.  #2 don’t buy a “”washed” leather jacket.  part of the fun is breaking it in.  “distressed” and “washed” leather jackets will make you look like you’re trying too hard.  #3 don’t blow your budget.  there’s no reason to spend your life savings on a motorcycle jacket.  you may never wear it.  keep it under a grand with these two options below.

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supreme x schott custom pefecto

i lost it when i saw this jacket last week.  i’ve wanted a schott 613 one star leather jacket for as long as i can remember.  their collaboration with supreme this spring would be a good starting point for me.  the jacket above is slim-fit with a custom plaid lining and the supreme logo inside.  i realize i’m not the leather jacket wearing type, but i’m going to own one before i die.  i’ve made a deal with myself: if i can lose a little bit of weight before next september then i have permission to buy this jacket or one like it.

perfecto brand by schott spring 2011

schott makes two of my favorite jackets ever – the pea coat and the one star perfecto motorcycle jacket (613).  under the creative direction of greg chapman, they’re releasing the first line of the “perfecto brand” to focus on customers with more refined taste that understand and appreciate the history and construction of the garments.  here are a few of my favorite pieces from the perfecto brand:

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speaking of the ramones

i’ve always wanted a leather jacket.  i don’t think my wife would allow it in the house, but if i did buy one it would be schott 613 perfecto like the ramones wore.  you can’t get any more classic than that.  i might buy one anyway and wear it while she’s out of town.  how bout that?