Schott nyc

The Schott brand

Created in 1913, the iconic Schott NYC brand invites you to discover the genuine and real New-York life. Schott helps you feel more secure and protected in this urban jungle, thanks to stylish products you can rely on.

Schott history

New York
1892
Birth of Irving Schott in New-York
1913
New York, Schott brothers open their first factory... making hardwearing and comfortable clothing which were an instant success
1928
Irving Schott, a keen biker, creates the first zip-up leather motorcycle jacket : The "perfect style" according to Irving Schott. It is named after his favourite brand of cigar : Perfecto !
1940
Schott stopped civilian production to manufacture for the US armed forces to help with the war efforts.
50's
The Perfecto jacket has become a legend with Marlon Brando in "The wild ones" and James Dean in "Rebel without a cause".
60's
The Perfecto appears in Europe
70's
The Flight jacket which was made for pilots in former times, became the fashion jacket.
80's
The goose down-filled jacket was new and has been worn at every winter ever since
90's
US naval peacoats, the absolute must bombers, and the "Outdoor" collection are a triumph
Années 2000
The Schott iconic styles have been revised and fashionized. New generations of very innovative products, such as Vintage leather jackets, Sherpa-lined sweaters and Big sweats have been launched and rapidly became new standards in the international fashion industry.

The Perfecto

Blouson Perfecto
In 1928,
when Irving Schott crafted the first motorcycle jacket, no one could predict its long term impact on the fashion industry and continued popularity among consumers.
Today, you don't need a gang or a Harley-Davidson to wear black leather.
Irving's cuban cigar, the Perfecto...
Whether cutting the costs by hand, negociating with the company's first "sales force" or dealing with suppliers, Irving's trademark was his cuban cigar, the "Perfecto". Much like Groucho Marx, Winston Churchill and Georges Burns, Irving's cigar became his personalized accessory.
The Perfecto, motorcycle jacket
The original motorcycle jacket was designed for Beck distributors, a Harley-Davidson distributor in Long Island, New York. It retailed for $5.50. Soon after, Irving Schott introduced a line of motorcycle jackets under the Perfecto brand name. Since the early fifties, only the top-of-the-line Schott motorcycle jackets carry the Perfecto label.
The wild ones
Schott motorcycle jackets were featured in the cult classic "The wild ones", starring Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin. The increased visibility of the jacket and its subsequent popularity actually resulted in decreased sales. The jackets were banned by many school systems around the country because they symbolised a burgeoning teen demographic, "the hood".