My aunt has always been a vegan for health reasons to my knowledge (we talk about vegansim a lot, the cancers and other diseases out there and how they're linked to eating animal products etc, which was her motivation to become vegan in the first place) and I have no idea whether or not she uses leather or other animal products but would never think to ask her and let her know that if she is, that she's not really
vegan. Furthermore, if I ever noticed her with a leather bag or non-vegan shoes I wouldn't call her out on it either. She's doing a heck of a lot more to prevent animal suffering than 99.9999% of everyone else I know IRL so way to go, her!
Also I think to people who are not very familiar with the full meaning of vegan, it is a description of a person's diet. Just as vegetarian is. I didn't know it extended further than that until I explored it for myself and found VB
, to be honest. The term "vegan coat" sounded odd to me because to me (then), vegan=food.
All in all though, this kind of reminds me of a "who's more vegan" pissing contest. Some veg*ns refuse to cook meat for omni relatives and inquire at a restaurant as to if the oil used for their french fries is also used to cook meat... and some do not.
One person's "practical and possible" may not be the same as the next person's.