Schott Perfecto : Brando jacket : Style 624 in KINGSLEY, Western Australia for sale
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Perfecto is a brand of "lancer fronted" leather motorcycle jackets designed by Irving Schott and manufactured by American clothing company Schott NYC. The first jacket was introduced in 1928,making it the first such styled leather motorcycle jacket. They were worn by such icons as Marlon Brando in the 1953 seminal movie The Wild One, by punk rock pioneers The Ramones in the 1970s and styled by fashion designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier in the 1980s.
Established as a manufacturer of motorcycle clothing since 1913,Schott, a Russian immigrant, named the brand after his favorite cigar "Perfecto" hoping to sell the garments. It is said to be the first such jacket designed to feature a zipper and came to define the look of motorcycle jackets since and in the late 1940s, Schott Bros introduced a new jacket based on the original Perfecto design called the 613. It was soon nicknamed the "One Star" because it had a star on each shoulder epaulette. These jackets have a snug, almost tailored fit, which is suited for motorcycle riding but are short by today's standards.
This is a brand new old stock ( NOS) jacket in size 44 US chest , and is in Perth WA
It is the non belted version , "special order" apparently , way less likely to scuff your petrol tank being the plan ! There are also no 'Epaulettes" on this version.
According to the sewn in label , this is a style 624 , indeed special order , and it may be older than I first thought . Probably around 1993 date of design and probably manufactured then also.
$710 US Dollars plus post cost of at least $55 ( that's over a grand Aussie $ today !)
I probably have too many jackets ( haha) and this is unworn and still has the tags
Just recently one finished on Australialisted Australia and raised $525 as a USED jacket , and I'll bet you could not try that one on ! ( Assuming you're in Perth WA or close !)