The Schott 530 Burnished Cafe Racer in brown natural grain cowhide has a beautiful broken-in look. It features all the classic cafe racer style elements including a simple front center zip, zippered cross utility chest pocket, two zippered lower hand pockets, zippered sleeve cuffs and snap fastening stand-up collar. Also has a pleated bi-swing back for easy arm extension.
The cafe racer style jacket became the rage after WWII, especially in England and throughout Europe when motorcycles became faster and dropped the upright touring style in favor of a racing style. In fact, many were racing their bikes on the weekends in the numerous Tourist Trophy road races. This led to many modifications for more speed and the advent of the cafe racer motorcycle. We could go on and on about the cultural aspects and all but the easy way to think about the cafe racer jacket is that it's built for speed, it hugs the body, keeps air out, and there's not much to flap around.
Schott is one of the true American Heritage brands today. It's over 100 years old and basically, invented the leather motorcycle jacket in this country. It was actually the first company to ever put a zipper in a jacket period. The best part, is it's not only still owned by the Schott family, but it's still run day to day by the family. And, the jackets are still made by them in New Jersey, USA. Truly, it is an American classic.
- Burnished natural grain cowhide
- Bi-swing back
- Cotton plaid lining
- Regular fit
- Made in the USA