History of the Brand

Each Schott jacket has a history written over more than one hundred years by 4 generations of the Schott family. The brand is a true American story: pioneering spirit, daring, innovation, quality, creativity, characterize all of its achievements.

  • The American dream

    Protecting young pilots in the skies of Europe in 1944 or provoking the Establishment with the black leathers worn by Marlon Brando or James Dean in the 1950s, Schott jackets entered American culture and became the standard bearers of the American spirit. An American success story that begins in 1913, with the Irving brothers and Jack Schott, sons of a Russian immigrant, determined to realize their American dream.

  • Iconic jackets

    From 1928 until today, the history of Schott is marked by many key dates, here are some of them: creation and marketing of the first biker jacket that Irving will call Perfecto, participation in the design of bomber jackets for the US Air Corps and coats in collaboration with the US Navy, creation of jackets for the American Police as well as the creation of the first goose feather parkas.

  • Key dates


    Birth of Irving Schott in New-York


    New York, the Schott brothers opened their first manufacturing plant: their functional and solid clothing was immediately successful.


    The Perfecto becomes legendary thanks to Marlon Brando in "The Wild Team" and James Dean in "The fury of living".


    The Army and "Outdoor" models triumph.


    SCHOTT's must-haves are in the news more than ever.

  • An iconic brand

    Over time, Schott has never stopped perfecting all of his iconic models. Schott is universally recognized as a key player and a major influencer in the fashion and artistic world. Today, the Schott family at their New Jersey plant still lives up to the core values ​​of founder Irving as they wait to welcome the fifth generation of Schott.