Schott history

Each Schott jacket comes with a story that has been written over the course of 100 years by four generations of Schott.

The brand is a true American story : pioneering spirit, daring, innovation, quality, creativity, characterize all its achievements.

Whether protecting WWII fly boys in the air over Europe or infuriating the establishment on the backs of Marlon Brando and James Dean, our jackets have become infused in American culture and have served as battle flags for the American spirit.

An American success story that begins in 1913, with the brothers Irving and Jack Schott, sons of a Russian immigrant, determined to realize their American dream.

From 1928 to the present day, Schott's history is marked by many key dates, here are a few: creation and launch of the first biker jacket that Irving will call Perfecto, participation in the design of the bomber jackets for the US Army Air Corps and classic Melton wool naval pea coat in collaboration with the US Navy, creation of jackets for the American Police as well as the creation of the first goose feather parkas.

Over time, Schott has never stopped perfecting all of his iconic models.

Schott is universally recognized as a key player and influencer in the world of fashion and the art world.

Nowadays, the Schott family is still dedicated to the ideals of quality, innovation, and individuality that were so important to Irving, the founder, while waiting to welcome the fifth generation of Schott.

1892 : Birth of Irving Schott in New York.

1913 : New York, Schott brothers open their first factory... making hardwearing and comfortable clothing which were an instant success.

1928 :  Irving Schott, a keen biker, creates the first zip-up leather motorcycle jacket : The "perfect style" according to Irving Schott. It is named after his favourite brand of cigar : Perfecto ! Registered trademark by Schott Bros.

1940 : Schott stopped civilian production to manufacture for the US armed forces to help with the war efforts.

50's : The Perfecto jacket has become a legend with Marlon Brando in "The wild ones" and James Dean in "Rebel without a cause".

60's : The Perfecto & the Bombers appear in Europe.

70's : Pioneer, Schott and his goose down-filled jackets are now essential for all winters.

80's : The Flight jacket & Bombers which were made for pilots in former times, became the fashion jacket.

1985: The Perfecto, declined in 4 materials and several colors, meets a phenomenal success.

1990: Sales of the absolute must Bombers , declined in several versions, materials and colors, fly away.

1995 - 2005: Army and Outdoor collections triumph.

2005 - 2010 : Huge success of the US naval peacoats, offered in different wools.

2010 – 2018 : The SCHOTT Essentials are more than ever SCHOTT news.