I’m not trying to scare you or make you doubt every long faux leather coat you may find, what I’m trying to do here is to warn you about the things to be careful about when selecting or buying one for you or for a another person.
First, let me tell you a little about my experience with long faux leather coats:
One of my favorite hobbies is to go to the flea market, by faux leather coats and jackets, and then, restore them and sell them on eBay.
I don’t do this for a living, but for fun, and it happens that I buy new long faux leather coats for my friends or family members, and in the last two years, I started noticing a terrible trend!
The fabric isn’t what it used to be!
For example, the old long faux leather coats I used to buy in different flea markets were made out of very thick and resistant faux leather, they were heavy, a bit uncomfortable, but at least, they were very resistant and they kept looking good after many years of use and wear and tear!
However, when it comes to the new long faux leather coats, they don’t compare to the old ones, at least, for the cheap brands!
That’s why whenever a friend or a reader asks me about long faux leather coats, the first thing I advise him or her is to avoid getting the cheap brands!
It’s not that I want you to spend more money, but I don’t want you to be disappointed, faux leather is a very resistant material and fabric, however, not as resistant as real leather, and with time, it can deteriorate very quickly, especially if you choose thin faux leather items!
Another very important thing to have in mind is the pieces of faux leather themselves!
When you buy a new long faux leather coat, always try to get one with the least amount of pieces, it’s because too many simply mean one thing: it’s made out of recycled faux leather fabrics!
In other words, when a manufacturer is done making upholstery or high quality faux leather objects, they send the shoots to other manufacturers which end up using them in jackets and coats!
The problem with these objects is not the shoots themselves, but the amount of sewing, in other words, when you have too many pieces, a lot of sewing is going to be used and this will make the fabric very weak and less resistant to wear and tear.
The next thing you need to be careful about is the smell.
If your long faux leather coat smells terrible, don’t buy it, it means one thing:
It’s made out of cheap and low quality faux leather fabrics and it’s not going to last you a long time, and it may not be cured properly, which can be very dangerous for your health.