“What’s the fun in just calling it a motorcycle jacket? In France, where designers like Junya Watanabe and Hakaan Yildirim showed some inventive new versions for fall (like a slouchy super- size one from Hakaan, shown, they use the term Perfectos almost generically. But it’s actually a brand name introduced by the outerwear company Schott NYC in the 1920s, named after a particular Cuban cigar, and made famous by Marlon Brando in “The Wild One.” Schott recently updated the look, but the classics remain style No. 613 and No. 618, both 24-inch steer-hide versions with an off-center zip and a belted front, the former with stars on the epaulets.” (via nytimes)
I adore this oversized version from Hakaan, above. To read all of “A Field Guide to Outerwear” click the photo!