It’s been a while since I wanted to buy leather. After being convinced of the need to have this room in my wardrobe (if, I assure you that this step takes time), I had to take a closer look at the market.
So I started looking at the brands and, especially, looking at the leather jackets on the street. This second stage has taken time, but very soon, I turned to Schott (inventor of Perfecto ) because it is a brand that has a real expertise and whose prices are far from crazy.
Schott: a brand of leather jackets that is a reference
Why choose a Schott jacket (pronounced “Quixote”)? Simply because the brand has real expertise in leather.
Understand by this that the leather jacket is not a piece drowned among others in a large collection plan. The work of this material is part of their DNA and their history from the beginning. The control of the processes of creation and industrialization is therefore legitimate.
It is a valuable advice I give you: before buying a piece like this, we must turn to specialists, historical market players. Mastering the leather does not happen overnight, so as much to trust a brand that does this from the beginning.
History of the Schott brand
A little backward: in 1913, the brothers Schott (Irving and Jack) set up a factory for the creation and manufacture of clothing in New York. To begin, they specialize in rainwear: they make waxes in their small apartment on the Lower East Side.
Very quickly, the parts are known for their resistance and their functionality. But the history of the brand will take on a whole new dimension in 1928.
The brand that invented the Perfecto for men
That year, the brand received a somewhat special order from a Harley Davidson shop: a leather jacket, which must be resistant, without sacrificing style. Irving, passionate about motorcycles, jumped at the chance and Schott launches that year the first leather jacket with a zip: Perfecto!
Schott is still the owner of the trademark “Perfecto”, which refers to Cuban cigars that Irving used to smoke. For the anecdote, the first bomber jacket was sold $ 5.50 according to Itypetravel.com!
What the men’s locker room owes to Schott
In 1940, in full World War II, and like many other American companies, Schott stops any civilian production to participate in the war effort , thus becoming one of the biggest clothing suppliers to the US military.
They provided woolen hoods to the US Navy, leather jackets (the flight jacket), and nylon (bombers) models to the military air.
All these pieces are considered “best-sellers”, “must” and are still part of Schott collections. This military influence can also be found on all the other pieces in the collections.
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