7 In-Season Vegan Leather Accessories
Being vegan is a lifestyle choice. It means not eating anything that has animal products in it. For many vegans, that also means not wearing leather or other animal products. But not sacrificing animals doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Vegan leather is becoming more popular and looks better than it ever did. A lot of the time, you can’t even tell vegan leather apart from real leather. Another benefit of this material is that it tends to be less costly than real leather, so even the most hardcore carnivores can dig it. Here are seven vegan leather accessories not to be missed this season.
1. Novocas Jackson Tan Boots
The aptly named Moo Shoes is an emporium of beautiful vegan leather footwear. Vegan or not, the company’s house brand, Novocas is a very stylish shoe line. These gorgeous Jackson boots really look as if they are made of real leather and are perfect for fall. But don’t just take our word for it; Los Angeles Magazine actually gave these boots a Best of LA 2015 Award for being the best men’s desert boot.
2. Matt & Nat Soren Chili Bag
Matt & Nat make some of the most high-end vegan leather accessories available. The Soren briefcase is a classic! Designed to fit a 15-inch laptop, it has an adjustable and removable strap, two front pockets, and a zipper at the top, so it’s equally practical and stylish. Even the interior of the bag is eco friendly because it is made from 100% recycled nylon. The Soren style is available in black, blue, and tan. All of the colors are so great, you might just have to buy all three of them.
3. Matt & Nat Raylan Black Weekender Bag
Every man needs a good weekender bag. Matt & Nat’s Raylan bag fits both your clothing and electronics with a padded pocket big enough for a 13-inch laptop. Carry it with the handles or use the removable strap, which is also adjustable for maximum comfort. With two front pockets and a top zip closure, you’ll like this bag so much that you might start making more plans to go away, just so you can use it.
4. Willis London Derby Shoes in Marine
A fall classic, these derby shoes from Willis London are made of a stunning blue faux suede. Water resistant and breathable, these shoes feature hand-stitched latex insoles. Although they were made in Portugal, you’d easily mistake these Derbies for Italian. Wear them on the weekends for a casual look.
5. Gunas Troy Bag
If you are looking for a cool, vegan alternative to the typical messenger bag (yawn), this would be it. Gunas’s Troy Bag is perfect for toting stuff around the city all day long. Available in both green and black, this bag features a removable strap and plenty of interior pockets. It even fits a 14-inch laptop.
6. Alternative Outfitters Cork Billfold Black Vegan Crocodile Wallet
While many vegan leather products are made of synthetic material, this billfold crocodile wallet is actually made of cork. The cork comes from the outer bark of a cork tree. Once it is harvested, the tree grows more back in its place, making this an incredibly sustainable source. We all know how stylish crocodile is, and this wallet has all the class of croc without any of the cruelty.
7. Willis 3CM Belt in Chestnut
Every man needs a belt, especially vegan men. Willis’s 3CM belt in Chestnut could easily be mistaken for leather because of the vibrant chestnut color. Handmade from high quality Italian microfibere in a small family-run factory in Portugal, this belt is even endorsed by PETA.