Lots of pictures ahoy! Well, 5. But over 50% of these have celebs in!
Anyway, this post is an homage to the Schott Perfecto biker jacket – the original. The company was founded in 1913 by brothers Irving and Jack Schott. Schott NYC was the first company to put a zip on a jacket – thus creating the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket, made popular in movies like The Wild One (1953).
AND in Lady GaGa’s video for ‘Love Game’ she and all her dancers wear Perfectos. I shit you not:
With Julien Macdonald declaring ‘scuba is the new biker’ it’s a good time to take a walk down memory lane into the history of the biker jacket before it disappears all together and we are left wearing wetsuits and flippers.