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This week’s hero - Schott perfecto jacket

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Screen icon: Johnny (played by Brando) wore the Perfecto in The Wild One (1953) and lent the jacket instant and permanent cachet

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Screen icon: Johnny (played by Brando) wore the Perfecto in The Wild One (1953) and lent the jacket instant and permanent cachet

Made famous by Marlon Brando in The Wild One, the Schott Perfecto jacket is a 20th-century icon. As the brand nears its 100th birthday – while looking as good as ever – Drapers spoke to Jason Schott, the great-grandson of the founder, to get the lowdown on the business behind the jacket, who wore it best and, more pressingly, whether he can ride a motorcycle.

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