Schott Motorcycle Jackets, NYC
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
For just over 100 years the Schott company has been making coats. In the early days The Schott brothers were making raincoats in the basement of their lower east side tenement, but by WWII they were making bomber jackets for the US Air Force. Later the military style spread to all branches of the military and law enforcement. So by the time Marlon Brando need a jacket for The Wild One in 1953 there was no other choice but the Perfecto. To this day, Schott NYC is still owned and run by the 3rd and 4th generation of the Schott family. And the manufacturing hasn't gone far either - now being made in Union, New Jersey, just across the river from Schott's main business office in New York City. We went there to learn how a Schott Motorcycle Jacket is made!