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  • Schott was the first outerwear company to put a zipper on a jacket.


Present Perfecto

In terms of hardwearing outerwear, it doesn't get more classic (or badass) than the Perfecto motorcycle jacket by Schott. Though the nearly 100-year-old New York company makes a mean pea coat, this is the jacket that made the company. And it's still being made the same way, on the same machines, only now the jacket is getting a slight shot of style. The company collaborated with Barneys New York to make the iconic coat even better. "It's a heritage collection," says Jason Schott, the fourth-generation company head. "Inspired by those classic jackets that have been passed down like an heirloom." Meaning these slimmed-down, washed leather beauties will feel and wear as though you've had them for decades.

$995, available in store at Barneys today (online next week)

A Brief History

Irving Schott sells his first Perfecto for $5.50


Brando sports one in "The Wild Ones"


James Dean wears his constantly


The Ramones take the stage at CBGB


Joan Jett ushers in the Perfecto's female charm


A new Perfecto will now cost you $512




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