My Alter Ego Tiffany, The Girl In The James&Co Vegan Leather Moto Jacket — Fashion Beyond Forty

Read this blog review of our Tiffany vegan leather moto and ask yourself – is it your Alter Ego too?

Disclosure: I received the Tiffany Moto Jacket from James&Co to facilitate this article. Affiliate links are used in this post. I bet you thought this was going to be some kind of tell-tell article about my split personality right? Sorry to disappoint, however as a Gemini it is likely I have at least one other personality,…

via My Alter Ego Tiffany, The Girl In The James&Co Vegan Leather Moto Jacket — Fashion Beyond Forty

Thank you Fashion Beyond Forty for a review that is a really interesting read!

Are you a trench coat tragic? Are you an ethical trench coat tragic?

It is our considered view that the coat style that never dates and that is adaptable to all generations, genres and trends is…the trench coat.

According to Wikipedia, the trench coat has its origins as a functional item of military clothing.It appears to have been designed pre-20th century but really came onto the stage in WW1. Wikipedia describes the trench coat in this way:

‘Traditionally this garment is double-breasted with 10 front buttons, has wide lapels, a storm flap and pockets that button-close.The coat is belted at the waist with a self-belt, as well as having straps around the wrists that also buckle (to keep water from running down the forearm when using binoculars in the rain). The coat often has shoulder straps that button-close; those were a functional feature in a military context. The traditional color of a trench coat was khaki, although newer versions come in many colors.’

Burberry lays claim to being the original designer of the trench coat. They designed a rain coat in gabardene fabric for the military and it was picked up by the Government of the day.


To this day Burberry continue a range of gorgeous designer trench coats which don’t always include all the features of the original but are un-mistakable as a trench coat.

James&Co has always been a trench coat tragic. One of our first vegan jacket and coat ranges included the ‘Maureen’ trench coat in vegan leather. In a choice of black of red, they were a great hit.

‘Maureen’ trench coat in black vegan leather
‘Maureen’ trench coat in red vegan leather

Our new trench coat offering is in gorgeous vegan suede. The prototype ‘Anne’ vegan suede trench coat had an outing to the Sydney Opera House. Perfect venue to dress it up as you want!


We want to be able to meet the demand for our new vegan suede trench coat, so we’re adopting a crowdfunding approach.

If you’re a trench coat tragic and would love an ‘Anne’, follow the link.

Any questions, just email us at

And please share this with your friends because they may be trench coat tragics!