Inexpensive jacket #4 Schott 157

Discussion in 'Moto / Utility Jackets' started by mtdsstumps, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. mtdsstumps

    mtdsstumps New Member

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    I bought this size 50 Schott jacket on eBay in 2006. It was very poorly pictured and described so I won the auction at $68. Gail at Schott told me that it is a model 157, 657, or 557 (naked cowhide, steerhide, or soft steerhide respectively) produced between 1981 and 1985. It was in decent shape and fit me well, but dirty. The original zip in liner was missing so I trimmed out the half of the zipper left over. After that I cleaned it up the best I could (short of the washing machine technique), treated it with Sno-Seal, and sewed on the patches. I use it as a summer riding jacket…not too hard to guess what I ride.

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    It has the usual Scott café jacket features: heavy main zipper, waist adjustment with two small belt/buckle combinations, a two position throat tab, and a bellows-type back. It has only two pockets, but that doesn’t bother me. It is also on the short side, at 25-1/2 inches base of collar to bottom of jacket, but it works OK in warm weather.

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    After all these years the leather is very soft and supple. Pocket linings are still intact and the smaller zippers all work fine.

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    I like the minimalist look of the jacket. All in all, a great deal and a useful addition to my riding gear! Thanks for reading.

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