From Marlin Brando in The Wild Ones to James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, the Schott Perfecto jacket has long been associated with Hollywood’s hottest heartthrobs. Its asymmetrical zip design is one that we know all too well, for even though it’s amassed no small number of imitators, it’s undeniably a Schott silhouette.
For its latest version of the Perfecto, Schott has partnered with 3sixteen on a jacket based around the 519, a slimmer and more modern version of the classic 613. For starters, it no longer dons the belt and epaulets of its forebearers, an elimination that was made in order to give it a cleaner, simplified aesthetic. What’s more, it features a mixture of different hardware finishes, including matte for the snaps, hand pockets, and chest zips, as well as nickel for the front and sleeve zips. But don’t think that the partnership is limited to the peripherals; on the contrary, it comes with a custom tannage never before seen on any other jacket. Made from a waxy cowhide, it features a matte black finish and an extremely supple feel. Topped off with a leopard rayon lining, it’s quite the collab piece. It’ll be available for $950 starting December 18th.
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