Style Pick of the Week: Schott NYC Vintage Fitted Motorcycle Jacket

An iconic jacket you need to add to your cart — or your wish list.

Ladies and gentleman, today’s Style Pick of the Week is instantly covetable, highly classic and vying for the top spot on your list of fall style essentials, all at once. It’s the Schott NYC Vintage Fitted Motorcycle Jacket (also known as the Schott Perfecto), and it’s the best leather jacket your money can buy. The even better news? It’s now being sold by your favorite online retailer, Huckberry (they are your favorite, right?). But more on all that in a moment. The Schott Perfecto is a timeless style staple with a reputation that precedes itself, one that dates back decades. You’ve seen this jacket immortalized onscreen by Marlon Brandon and James Dean, and you’ve perhaps seen the classic Schott Perfecto in more recent years on The Killers’ Brandon Flowers (where I first spotted it years ago). In short, it’s an unimpeachable jacket you’ll be very glad you bought heading into fall. And if you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes into the waters of the coveted, badass leather moto jacket, there’s no better purchase to pick up right now (for a price, mind you) than this Schott Vintage Motorcycle Jacket. What sets this iconic jacket apart from the pack? The list is long and varied, my friends.

SHOP: The Schott Perfecto Jacket

The difference comes down to the details — and the details of the Schott Perfecto are simply legendary.

For one, the iconic Schott Perfecto is so named because of the rich, tough-as-nails cowhide Perfecto leather, the kind of leather that’ll adhere to your movements and wearing patterns over time — exactly as the legends who wore this jacket knew so well. It’s all done up in a truly badass and road-ready biker jacket silhouette, with the sort of pedigree and construction that allows one to actually wear it when riding a motorcycle. And if that’s not your thing, the Schott Perfecto adds some seriously cool style to your ensembe, no matter where you take it.¬† At a rock concert with a classic chambray shirt and slim black denim? This leather moto jacket is your best friend. Heading out for a fall Old Fashioned on a chilly night? Wear this thing over a thermal henley for easygoing-yet-cool style — the 100 percent cotton flannel lining (in a fitting red plaid) adds some warmth for the season. The nickel-plated brass hardware and custom “SCHOTT” snaps are all one-of-a-kind, too. This jacket is built to last for years to come, so it’s absolutely worth the investment. Fear not, because if there’s one thing I can guarantee, it’s that you’re going to wear the heck of out the Schott NYC Vintage Fitted Motorcycle Jacket — year after year after year.

SHOP: The Schott Perfecto Jacket

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Style Pick of the Week: US Authentic Baron Leather Jacket

Editor’s note:¬†Thank you to US Authentic for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.¬†To see other Style Picks, head here.

Set for the season with my U.S. Authentic Baron Jacket. Denim Shirt by JackThreads. Slim selvedge denim by Raleigh Denim Workshop. Greer Wingtip Boots by Johnston & Murphy. Sunglasses and timepiece by MVMT Watches.

Set for the season with my U.S. Authentic Baron Jacket. Denim Shirt by JackThreads. Slim selvedge denim by Raleigh Denim Workshop. Greer Wingtip Boots by Johnston & Murphy. Sunglasses and timepiece by MVMT Watches.

When the calendar turns —¬†ever so slowly — from the heat of summer to the crisp breeze of fall, I start to get excited. If you’ve been reading The Style Guide, you know that fall is an essential time for fans of rugged menswear — it’s the perfect time to break out those trusty leather boots, slip into some sturdy¬†selvedge denim and relish the chance to tie it all together with great outerwear — like¬†a classic leather jacket.¬†That’s certainly the case with today’s Style Pick of the Week, and it’s fitting that I’ve teamed up with US Authentic to showcase how I get ready for fall. Not familiar with the brand? Start learning — these¬†jackets are perfect for the months to come.¬†The season is¬†a time of transitions that calls for classic style and added layers to fight the cold, plus a dash of durable appeal. In that regard,¬†US Authentic¬†leather jackets incorporate everything you could want and then some. They’re packed with heritage inspiration, high-quality materials and a rugged-refined feel. That’s¬†absolutely¬†true of¬†the Baron, an A-1 jacket that manages to capture vintage vibes and modern style all at once. The brand takes a similar approach with other silhouettes, including an A-2 flight jacket and a bomber jacket, but¬†the Baron was my pick — and for good reason.

The Baron is built to authentic specs, just like the old days — that means vintage goatskin leather, a 100 percent cotton lining and sturdy 100 percent wool rib knitting at the collar, cuffs and waistband. The jacket’s materials are true to the World War II era, and you can definitely feel it — the Baron is sturdy, durable and yet slim-fitting and timeless.¬†The rich brown¬†leather color and dark¬†brown wool cuffs fit right in with the deeper tones of fall. too. This is certainly a jacket you’re going to get a lot of use out of in the season ahead (and well beyond). I’d suggest styling it much as I did — with a rough-and-tumble denim shirt, sturdy selvedge and your favorite pair of wingtip boots — and then heading out to explore a park or grab a coffee. Of course, a classic jacket like the Baron¬†can be complemented nicely with flight-inspired accessories like stylish Aviator sunglasses. The rest of the time, I’d suggest you stick with similarly retro-inspired style —¬†pair the Baron¬†with a durable long-sleeve henley, sharp chukka boots¬†and slim denim (and if I were you, I’d look out for a very similar #OOTD next week). Seriously, the timeless style of the Baron¬† really can’t be topped — you’re getting a piece of outerwear modeled on a classic silhouette, with the specs to back it up. Heck, you¬†could wear this jacket every day for months on end.¬†That’s investment-worthy style at its finest.¬†Are you ready for fall yet? I sure am.

Pick up the Baron here, and follow US Authentic on Instagram.