Schott NYC (Schott Bros) is an American clothing manufacturing company located in New York City. The company was founded in 1913 by brothers Irving and Jack Schott. Schott NYC was the first company to put a zipper on a jacket and they created the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket, made popular in movies like The Wild One (1953). Schott NYC is still owned by the Schott family and still manufacture much of their clothing in the United States. Schott NYC is perhaps most well known for their Perfecto motorcycle jackets. In 1928 Irving Schott designed and produced the first ever leather motorcycle jacket, he named it the Perfecto after his favorite cigar. The jackets were made out of horsehide, had a belted front, D-pocket, flap change pocket, zippered sleeve cuffs and shoulder epaulettes. During World War II Schott NYC manufactured the wool naval pea coat for the US Navy. These classic designs are still manufactured by Schott NYC today. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, iconic NYC leather outfitter Schott has partnered with Rin Tanaka to produce a new book, Schott: 100 Years of an American Original. Furthermore they had an exhibition on display in New York, this is already closed but you can find all the goodies in the Scott NYC Flagship Store on 236, Elizabeth Street, New York.

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