Schott NYC - or Schott Bros as the label is also referred to - is a clothing company originating from New York City. Founded in 1913 by brothers Irving and Jack the brand is famed for becoming the very first to ever put a zipper on a jacket when creating the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket. Still owned by the Schott family and manufacturing much of their clothing in the United States. you can catch the latest Schott NYC arrivals at Stuarts London below.
Founded in 1913 by the Schott brothers - Irving and Jack - in New York the label is world renowned for being the first to produced a zippered jacket when creating the iconic Perfecto motorcycle jacket. Famous for being made out of horsehide whilst also including a belted front as well as a D-pocket, flap change pocket, zippered sleeve cuffs and shoulder epaulettes, this classic motorcycle jacket was a double rider’s jacket design which meant that one part of the front zipper was located a couple of inches in. When zipped up this created a seal where no air would pass through when riding a motorcycle.
Also creating clothing for the US Military during World War II and for American law enforcement the brand has become one of the most recognisable heritage designers across the globe. Backed up by being a regular on the silver screen with it's most significant appearance being when Marlon Brando wore a Schott 618 jacket in the movie The Wild One in 1953. Because the film was the first outlaw biker movie at the time, the black motorcycle jacket became synonymous with a bad attitude and was banned from many American schools during the 1950's.
Still owned by the Schott family the label continues to maintain a loyal focus to their heritage still manufacturing the majority of their garments in the united states.
Providing some of this season's most sought heritage jackets the latest additions to our collection makes for mouth watering appeal with the label able to be utilised as a premium feature of your office wear or weekend attire. Featured pieces include a wide array of leather jackets and peacoats including the Perfecto, Nebraska and Four Pocket Field silhouettes that boast point to the labels past whilst keeping a contemporary aesthetic. For optimal results that will carry across the season work selected jackets into your wardrobe alongside a contemporary label Such as Emporio Armani or YMC or pair with brand such as Red Wing or S.N.S Herning for more of a look with more of a heritage appeal.