Schott NYC has started releasing its new 2012 collection of men's outerwear, called "Schott Brothers." The line includes vests, varsity jackets and flight jackets at more affordable prices than the leather classics on which the company built its reputation.
The new line reflects the same Air Force inspiration that has informed the company's designs for nearly a century. But it features a broader range of fabrics—for example, the MA-1 jacket is back, but this year, it includes cozy down and leather trim that blend military and urban styles. Also, check out the new American outdoors-inspired jackets in blue with leather shoulders and wool collar; down-trimmed varsity jackets with a London East End style; and rugged military khaki jackets that will remain comfortable and stylish for years to come.
Not familiar with Schott NYC? Ask your grandparents about them. Shortly after its founding in 1913, the company developed a reputation for classic, long-lasting leather jackets. During World War II, the U.S. Air Force gave them a commission to create their pilot jackets. Today's Schott NYC leather jackets start at around $300, but they constitute a style investment that pays off over a lifetime, since the leather is designed to look even better with age.
Whether you're in the market for a warm winter coat that you can depend on for years or a classic American biker jacket that your girlfriend will keep trying to steal, you'll want to check out the new line of Schott NYC men's outerwear. Buy online at schottnyc.com, or check it out at shops like Men's Land, Rancho Army-Navy Store, Supply Sergeant and others.
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