Ball and Buck Introduces Definitive Leather Jacket of Fall

perfecto leather jacket ball and buck
In line with its mission to provide customers with no-frills, quality outdoor wear, American-made lifestyle brand Ball and Buck is introducing its first ever leather jacket, the Perfecto, which might just be the most classic one on the market this fall.

schottBall and Buck developed the jacket with Schott NYC, a brand synonymous with quality leather wear.

“What we love so much about Schott’s silhouettes is how timeless they are,” began Ball and Buck founder Mark Bollman. “In developing our own jacket, we spent a lot of time going through the Schott archives to find a core style we liked before tweaking it to fit our brand.”

“We wanted to evoke the iconic look of a Schott that, while not necessarily on ‘trend,’ is guaranteed to look as great today as it will 50 years from now.”
To pull off this ambitious feat, Ball and Buck kept things as straightforward as possible. Here, there are no bells or whistles, just straight-up American-sourced cowhide leather, 100 percent cotton lining, and custom antique brass hardware. The effect is something durable, warm, and undeniably attractive.

“The thing that’s truly great about the Perfecto is that it’s such a staple item,” remarked Bollman. “It’s meant to be our customer’s favorite jacket, that one piece they can always turn to knowing it’s going to look amazing.”

“Plus, the jacket has some heft to it and the serious leather hide is extremely protective,” he continued. “This jacket is built to last a lifetime.”


In addition to its streamlined cut, the Perfecto boasts an inside pistol pocket (ideal for a phone or wallet while riding a motorcycle), hand-punched labels, custom waist buckle tabs and zippered sleeve cuffs with wind flaps.

And for those urban-dwellers, Bollman assures that the jacket was constructed to look just as natural on the open road as it does criss-crossing the busy streets of any city.

The Ball and Buck Perfecto Leather Jacket retails for $798 and is one of just several items featured in the brand’s fall look book, including totes, hunter’s shirts, scout shirts and other fantastic outdoor essentials.

Fashion & Style

The Color of the Season: Where to Get it and What to Wear

It's not quite brown, not quite yellow, not quite orange, but something in between.
Fashion & Style

What’s in Our Weekender: Everything to Pack for a Weekend Away this Fall

Pro tip: Think about pieces that offer flexibility from dawn to dusk.
Fashion & Style

Which Workwear is Right For You? Comparing Carhartt, Patagonia, and Filson

Find out which brand is best for you and your job.
Fashion & Style

Shop the Latest and Greatest from Filson’s Fall Collection

Pack it in, layer up, and dive into our favorite fall and winter style picks from an iconic Pacific Northwest-based brand.
Fashion & Style

Stock Up on the Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Men this Fall

The best crewneck sweatshirts are warm, stylish, and easy to layer.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear Tailgating: Fall Style Essentials for Football Fans

Snag these tailgating style basics before the next game.
Fashion & Style

Keep it Cozy with These Seven Warmest Winter Socks

Winter means padding around your pad in the softest, warmest socks possible.
Fashion & Style

The Zippo x Foundrae Luxe Capsule Collection Combines Elegance with Expertise

Spark a flame with flare with this new Zippo lighter, which has "heirloom" written all over it (and a price to match).
Fashion & Style

Bundle Up Before It’s Too Late with the Best Winter Sweaters for Men

There's no better feeling than slipping on a nice new sweater on a winter day
Fashion & Style

Clarks and Pendleton Woolen Mills Teamed Up for the Perfect Patterned Boot

Leather and wool are a winning combination for fall.