Week of requests: faux leather jackets

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You don’t have to be a die-hard vegan to appreciate faux leather jackets: they’re also usually substantially cheaper than the real thing, and are often pretty tough to tell apart from it either. I like the built-in hoodie on this cool trucker jacket.

A sharp-looking shirt jacket that’d be great for layering.

A pretty classic moto jacket with a slightly cropped fit.

And here’s a really delightfully unadorned moto.

Here’s one that’s a little longer than usual, and here it is in extended sizes.

This snappy trench reminds me of the character Sting played in Quadrophenia, and I mean that in a good way.

The hood on this jacket is removable, which is handy.

This faux suede number reminds me a bit of something from Rick Owens, only it’s a whole lot cheaper.

I like the slant zipper pockets and band collar on this one.

This is so nicely understated that I don’t mind the button embellishments at the shoulder and zip pockets.

This puffer isn’t cheap, but it is chic as hell and I really want one. Here’s a similar-but-less-pricey version of it.

 

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    c.w.
    13 Nov 2019
    7:39am

    I purchased a BLANKNYC vegan jacket maybe 5 yrs ago and while it looks very much like a leather jacket and the fit is great, the lining tore almost immediately. As I say, this was at least 5 yrs ago so maybe their products have improved and I do still wear the jacket, but I was disappointed the lining was so “delicate!”

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    Rachael
    13 Nov 2019
    7:10am

    Is there a form of vegan leather that’s not petroleum based?

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      Kim France
      13 Nov 2019
      11:44am

      I have no idea. Anyone, thoughts?

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      c.w.
      13 Nov 2019
      1:30pm

      As a vegetarian I have a difficult time with leather/fur etc. I have eased that somewhat by only purchasing items that I will keep forever or shopping vintage. I still can not wear fur, but it does help with the leather question and I do purchase leather shoes so….This is an interesting article and has a section on non-petroleum based fabric.
      https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/is-wearing-real-leather-or-faux-leather-sustainable.html

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    Mary
    13 Nov 2019
    9:37am

    Thank you so much, Kim! I’ve been looking for one forever.

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    Robyn
    13 Nov 2019
    10:54am

    Ohhhhh I think I may be in love with the dress underneath the first jacket (with the hoodie) from Century 21, but I can’t find it. I scrolled through the 300 “black dresses” on the site and don’t see anything close. Do you happen to know what it is? Or maybe it’s a skirt? Black and sparkly and flowy is my kryptonite. 🙂

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      Robyn
      14 Nov 2019
      9:56am

      Oh god because I can’t leave well enough alone: https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/endora-midi-dress

      It’s sold out, but in case anyone else has super OCD, mystery solved. 🙂

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        Viajera
        14 Nov 2019
        5:25pm

        It’s very cute … I didn’t notice it the first time.

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      Robyn
      13 Nov 2019
      11:13am

      Ok, it looks like an Anthro dress, but I can’t find it there either. Sadness! On the upside, I now covet many many black Anthro dresses.

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    Kim
    13 Nov 2019
    11:19am

    Thank you!! Really liking the ones with the removable hoods.

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    jotmai
    13 Nov 2019
    12:28pm

    The vegan ones always make me sweaty – real leather just seems to breathe better. So ok for bags (just bought the Ela Handbags croc tote and love it) but not jackets and shoes for me. Has anyone found a vegan leather that acts more like real leather?

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    Kathi
    13 Nov 2019
    1:40pm

    Already have a faux leather jacket but really digging the Levi’s oversize moto.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    14 Nov 2019
    12:20am

    The faux suede is gorgeous and grown-up, and the oversized Levi’s is really cool – but I’m sweating just thinking about the “faux.” Can anyone speak to that for GOACAers with hot flashes?

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