Schott NYC to Commemorate Centennial with Retrospective Exhibit and Retail Store Opening in NoLIta

Designers of the first black leather motorcycle jacket will celebrate October 4-6, 2013

Sep 30, 2013, 09:20 ET from Schott NYC

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Schott family announced their 100th anniversary celebration will be held the weekend of October 4-6, 2013 with a 3-day retrospective exhibit and flagship retail store opening, both in NoLIta.

Exhibit Details:

Store Details:

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013-

Opening Date: Friday, October 4

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Location: 236 Elizabeth Street

Location: Openhouse Mulberry

New York, New York 10012

201 Mulberry Street

Hours: 11am-7pm Daily

New York, NY 10012

Telephone: 212-219-1636

Hours: 11am- 8pm Daily


Admission: Free

The flagship store, located less than a mile from where the company was founded, will carry jackets, sportswear and other American made brands to complement the Schott NYC and Perfecto Brand collections. This is the first retail store in the U.S. for Schott NYC since the 1950s.

The exhibit will feature new and vintage jackets, photographs and Perfecto® jacket inspired art. Schott NYC Perfecto® jackets painted by artist Keith Haring are loaned by the Keith Haring Foundation and Lio Malca. A Schott Perfecto® jacket painted by Jean-Michel Basquiat will be loaned by Glenn O'Brien and select photography will be loaned by Bob Gruen. New art featured in the exhibit will be a black marble statue titled, Hot Schott, by Barbara Segal and custom painted Perfecto® jackets by artists Shepard Fairey, Curtis Kulig and Juliana Lazzaro. Exhibit programming includes a book signing with vintage historian, Rin Tanaka, author of the exhibit's namesake book, Schott NYC: 100 Years of an American Original. Tanaka will have a Q&A with Jason Schott, fourth generation of the Schott family on Friday, October 4th from 6-8pm.

About Schott NYC: Founded in 1913 in Manhattan's Lower East Side and now run by the third and fourth generations of the Schott family, Schott NYC produces classic outerwear by hand, in Union, NJ. Irving Schott, who was the first outerwear designer to use a zipper in a jacket, designed the iconic Perfecto® motorcycle jacket. The first of its kind in 1928, the Perfecto® jacket was a favorite of American rebels like Marlon Brando, James Dean, The Ramones and Bruce Springsteen. Schott NYC also supplied the US military with outerwear during World War II. For more information visit

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