Bell Helmets, Schott NYC Team Up for Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Leather Jacket
Legendary gear manufacturers Bell Helmets and Schott NYC have collaborated on a limited edition line of Bell X Schott NYC Café Racer leather jackets. Commemorating Bell’s 60th Anniversary, only 250 individually numbered, limited edition jackets will be manufactured. These jackets feature a classic styling reminiscent of classic Americana motorcycle culture, to which Bell Helmets and Schott undeniably contributed.
Both Bell Helmets and Schott NYC have a rich heritage that is inextricvably interwoven into the fabric of American motorcycle culture. Bell is representative of the classic bluecollar American ethos, starting out of a garage in 1954 when founder Roy Richter and his auto racing friends realized the critical need for head protection. Richter was responsible for the development of the modern motorcycle helmet as we know it, and Bell has since been an industry leader in innovative head protection for powersports and cycling enthusiasts for 60 years.
Schott NYC celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. Founded by brothers Irving and Jack Schott, who began by peddling raincoats door to door out of a basement on the lower East Side of Manhattan. The two went on to design a bomber jacket for the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII, and after being worn by the likes of Marlon Brando and James Dean in 50s and 60s the Schott Perfecto became widely renowned as the first leather motorcycle jacket.
“Aside from serving as the ultimate attire and protection for riders, Schott NYC and Bell have long been recognized as two of the original staples of motorcycle culture in America,” said Casey Potter, Bell Helmets Creative Director. “This was a truly special opportunity to bring these two iconic brands together to create this limited edition jacket that exudes the American spirit of motorcycling to celebrate Bell’s 60th.”
“We’re excited to have teamed up with Bell Helmets and celebrate its 60th with these limited edition jackets, said Jason Schott, Chief Operating Officer and 4th-generation member of Schott NYC. “The Bell X Schott NYC Café Racer Jacket is a one of a kind classic that marries the iconic look and feel of our historic companies.”
Bell X Schott NYC Café Racer Jacket Key Features:
• Premium horse hide shell
• Classic slim fit Café Racer design
• Steerhide tonal rally stripe detail
• Tonal Bell logo patch on left shoulder
• Custom 1954 punch detail on wind flap
• Fully lined with custom red satin
• Zipout black pile liner
• Biswing back
• Zippered sleeves and pockets
• Individually numbered
• Limited edition of only 250
• Made in the USA.