Cool Dad Job: COO, Schott NYC
Cool Dad Vibe: The Good Son
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Leather jackets have never not been cool, so it stands the reason that the guy behind one of the best leather jackets in the world is also one of the coolest dads in the world. Jason Schott’s family invented the double-rider or “Perfecto” leather jacket in 1928. It’s a classic, the jacket rocked by Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones and The Ramones pretty much constantly. In addition to his clothes, we’re also big fans of Schott’s determination to keep manufacturing his company’s leatherwear at a factory in Union, New Jersey, instead of moving it overseas. He’s the fourth generation of Schotts to run the company in America and that fifth generation is, under his watchful eye, getting ready.