Schott NYC’s story goes hand in hand with the story of American outerwear in general. Which isn’t really a surprise, seeing as the brand has been shaping — and revolutionizing — the market since brothers Jack and Irving Schott started making raincoats out of a Lower East Side basement in 1913. Take, for instance, the zipper. Schott was the first company to put one on a jacket. They also invented the leather motorcycle jacket, crafted the bombers and pea coats that kept American troops warm during WWII and beyond, and had a little something to do with that whole punk rock look that all the kids were talking about in the '70s. Now, with the third and fourth generations of the family overseeing things, and the lion’s share of the brand’s gear still being made in the States, Schott is proof that an American institution can stick to its guns and keep on kicking.
A curated selection of clothes you need to fend off the winter chill in style.
End the weekend on a high note with a great deal on some of menswear’s greatest hits. Here you’ll find everything from denim and sneakers, to bomber jackets and topcoats. It’s the kind of selection you’ll want to tell your friends about (but only after you’ve made your picks).
Wearing a cardigan is no longer relegated to retirees and the late Mr. Rogers. It’s an increasingly versatile second layer, especially as the weather transitions from winter to spring. Just make sure to keep your cardigan slim to avoid adding unnecessary bulk under your jackets. Featuring boldly patterned cardigans from Schott Bros. and Marc Jacobs, as well as slim numbers from Fred Perry, John Varvatos USA, and more, this selection will help you achieve that timeless style without feeling like you need to file for Social Security.
One of menswear's primary influences has always been military clothing, and for good reason: The stuff is made for the express purpose of protecting those in dangerous situations and often bad weather. The pea coat is a naval mainstay that has kept men on decks warm for years. Check out the versions here from Band of Outsiders, J.Lindeberg, Schott Bros., and more.