The faux leather jacket can look stylish but it’s just as bad as the real deal.
With a lot of it, it looks like a cheap imitation.
“I can’t wear it in public and it’s very uncomfortable and it feels cheap,” said Stephanie Sorensen.
“You can’t take the coat off and you can’t put it on, it’s so stiff and it can get dirty, it can become a source of stress,” said Jessica.
It’s not just faux leather that has gone the way of the dodo, it has also become a trend among some young men who are desperate for a good fashion accessory.
Stephanie Sorenson says the faux leather jackets are a fashion trend, but they’re not just for young guys like her.
“They can look nice on older guys, but it can look bad on younger guys,” said Sorenderson.
“And that’s really unfortunate.”
While there are many faux leather coats on the market, many don’t have a built-in strap and are a bit more on the pricey side.
They have a strap, a collar and a cuffs, but that doesn’t help you if you’re in the midst of a cold or wet winter.
And the quality of the leather is often inferior to the real thing.
“It can be very, very cheaply made,” said John.
“I just bought a new faux leather coat that I’m wearing right now, and it doesn’t even have a collar.
It’s not going to last,” said Chris.
Chris Sorenson says he bought a faux leather coat in order to dress up as an adventurer and get away from his family in Maine.
He says it’s too expensive to wear out on the street and he’ll never wear it again.
“When you wear a fake leather jacket and you think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to be able to do this and do that,’ then you’re going to look like an idiot,” he said.
“You’re not going see any of the quality, you’re not getting the quality that you get from the real coat.”
So what do you do when you want to look great but are in need of a pricey accessory?
Don’t just buy one.
Find a good pair of faux leathers, learn how to make your own, and then make sure you buy the right size and style for your body.