How do you feel about leather and fur in clothing items? Personally, I love both in terms of aesthetics but I’d never buy fur. It’s pretty messed up that we’d raise and cruelly slaughter animals just for their fur when there are other options to keep warm. Faux fur might be problematic due to perpetuating the look of fur (people seeing you wear it might not know it’s fake). Wearing fur is really just a sadistic status symbol. That said, if you’ve ever touched a chinchilla it’s like a kitten’s tummy times ten. Amazingly soft. Who wants a pet chinchilla? Fur would be the way to go if you have no heart. Leather is a bit more complicated. It’s a byproduct of the meat industry. If you eat meat you almost might as well let go of your personal platitudes and just accept the fact that you’re okay with subjecting other living creatures to cruelty and death. I have a leather jacket that I absolutely love. Nothing cuts the wind like authentic high-quality leather. Leather also ages beautifully and looks amazing when broken in. Leather boots conform to the shape of your body. Then again, people should probably stop eating meat and wearing leather. Beef production is terrible for environmental reasons and it’s not right that these sweet creatures are treated this way. If you’ve ever driven though Texas is looks like an insane animal holocaust. I clearly have very conflicted feelings on these matters and I’m open to good arguments either way. What’s your take on it?