Test of the jacket LC1380 of the brand Schott (439 €)
The jacket I chose is the LC1380. You will understand, with his collar sheepskin, it tends more towards the G1 jacket.
A versatile collar
I appreciate the removable collar. This makes the piece more versatile and less marked “military”. The hook system works with snaps of very good quality (do not worry, the collar will not tear) and a button that fits into a passer-by.
The quality of leather
The jacket is made of cowhide leather, one of the leathers most commonly used in making this type of piece because it is sturdy.
In addition, the grain of skin (in other words, the design of the surface of the skin) is as a whole regular and homogeneous. There are still some defects in the skin in some places, but the visual result is beautiful and clean.
For this price, it will be very difficult to find better (the skins “perfect” without any defect are reserved to the industry of the luxury). I invite you to (re) read the excellent article by Romain Rousseau on comm ent recognize a quality leather.
Finally, the jacket weighs 2.20 kg! I assure you that this is felt! At first, it is even quite unpleasant and one feels constrained by the clothing. But as the ports go by, the leather will soften and everything goes in order (freedom of movement …).
Advantage of the thickness of the leather and its weight: this one holds very warm!
I love the rooms with big cuffs: it insulates against cold and provides good support to handle at the beginning of the wrist (no risk of the sleeve “nibble” wrist). Those of the jacket are of good quality because they do not loosen and do not fray with the time.
The side pockets feature an astute double-pocket system. The first is easily accessible by removing a press-button: place objects of everyday life there. The second is zipped, it is recommended for the most valuable goods.
The zippered heart pocket will allow you to slip small currency, transport card, keys and other small items. They are all lined with fleece and will keep your hands warm.
The inside of the jacket has some pleasant surprises: two interior pockets with leather finishes and fleece lined, as well as a pocket to slide its mobile phone (provided with air vents).
The removable liner
The lining of the body (nylon) is removable and very practical. Attached to the jacket, it allows to add an additional layer and brings a little more heat and insulation.
Separated (thanks to a clever buttoning system), it will act as a sleeveless vest. Its finishes pleasantly surprised me: the side pockets are fleece lined and the leather piping is clean. The inner pocket with a snap button has the same characteristics.
Finally, we are left with a real second part (for me, I put it over some of my winter sweaters, it easily passes under any type of outerwear).
Precision: once the lining is removed, a nylon underlining will make its appearance: your skin will never be on the leather.
The Schott jacket is available here.
Another interesting piece of military cloakroom reinterpreted: the bomber. We see more and more about men in the street. But again, difficult to find happiness: many come from thrift and the cut is therefore obsolete (effect “ball on paw”) and others, better cut, are of poor quality.
Recently, Schott teamed up with American College to design a bomber that cleverly blends traditions and modernization. I asked Maxime to tell me what he thought of this play.
My opinion on the men’s bomber Schott
I am pleasantly surprised by this jacket , a mid-season piece that remains effective in cold weather.
It’s 100% nylon, the seams are clean and close together, the thick ribbed edges and the lining is very comfortable while being durable.
The cut is curved properly, you can put a sweater underneath. It is a real jacket, it stops at the level of the belt, up the buttocks.
The bomber is made in China and sold at 149 euros on the site of the mark. At this price, it will be difficult to find a piece assembled with all these technical details.
For more skeptical about the Made in China , I invite you to read this article that explains very well the interest of the quality / price ratio to the source of a product.
You can find the bomber jacket for men at http://www.mensjacketsstore.com/sale/mens-bomber-jacket/.
My review of Schott
I find that Schott is a brand with a real good price / quality ratio. A leather jacket with removable sheepskin collar at 439 €, I think it is a very good buy. Same for a bomb at 175 €, well cut.
The brand reinterprets the military locker by adapting it to an urban port and a daily use (the bombers that are cheaper in fripery have a cup too marked in the shape of a ball).
The pieces reveal a real identity, at the limit of the “bad boy”, and are enough to constitute a look. I advise you to privilege simple pieces to complete your outfit.
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