One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker or tune into her podcast Beyond Style Matters, available wherever you get your podcasts.
Vegan leather jackets are not only good for the animals, they feel good on too. Jeanne Beker selects eight of her favourite styles and colours in the city!
WINNER- REAL FEEL
A. FAUX MOTO
“This is a really great colour. A lot of us have our black leather jacket, but this makes such a statement. What a classic moto.” Zumel & Co, $95, 863 Queen St. W.
B. METALLIC MOTO
“This makes such a strong statement, and you’ll get a lot of glam for your buck. It’s a classic moto with a bit of dazzle.” Out Here, SALE $345, outheretoronto.com
C. LEATHER EFFECT
“This is such an interesting texture that makes it look very rich. It’s a great short jacket that could be worn into work or going out.” Freda’s, $420, 45 Elm St.
D. SUBTLY SPORTY
“This looks smart; it’s sporty and elegant at the same time. This colour is a great neutral, and I love that it’s an open jacket.” Laura, $255, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr.
E. CARGO STYLE
“I love this rich chocolate brown look with the huge patch pockets and standup collar! The vegan leather texture is very unique.” Thursdays, $260, 1130 Yonge St.
F. BOLD BUTTONS
“This has got the double-breasted look, and it’s a real classic jacket that would go with anything. You’ll get a lot of mileage out of it.” Melanie Lyne, SALE $159.99, 9350 Yonge St.
G. BIKER BEHAVIOUR
“A biker jacket with all the zips and that distressed leather look for a great price! This would be a classic in your wardrobe.” Joe Fresh, $79, 396 St. Clair Ave. W.
H. ’90S BLAZER
“If you’re looking for a plain, classic jacket that is never going to go out of style, this is the one. It’s well tailored and timeless.” Lemonwood, $195, 1224A Yonge St.