AllSaints Balfern Leather Jacket 1 Year Review


allsaints leather jacket 1 year review

Last year I did a quick post mentioning all the reasons why I love my AllSaints balfern biker jacket. I wrote it because when I was looking to buy my leather jacket I did as much research as possible before I splurged on it. I loved reading peoples reviews and seeing how they styled their jacket. I'm glad I wrote it because it's been one of my most popular posts ever! I get a lot of messages from you all asking about the fit and sizing so today I'm doing a 1-year review. I've had it since November of 2016, so a little over a year but enough to tell you guys how it wears. 

allsaints biker jacket review

I had owned several faux leather jackets but had always dreamed of having a real one. But when I realized how expensive they are I figured I would just stick to the faux stuff. But then I discovered AllSaints leather jackets, specifically the balfern and could not stop thinking about it. I started saving and thinking about it for MONTHS. Part of me didn't want to spend that much money but then another part knew that it would be a staple in my closet. Fast forward to now and it's my favorite and most used jacket ever. It was 100% worth every penny!
all saints biker jacket review

What I Love...

  • The leather is comfortable and buttery soft!
  • The zippers and details are perfectly placed. It's enough to make it edgy and interesting but still classic. The zippers on the sleeves are my favorite. I've seen a lot of jackets where the zippers will have fabric behind them but these don't. So I can unzip them and show off my watch & jewelry!
  • As far as wear, it looks just as good as the day I got it! The only difference is that it's now molded to my body better. 
  • The leather smell is amazing! It serves as a reminder that I made a great purchase. 
  • All the hardware and lining feel high quality & sturdy.
  • It's heavy enough that it feels well made and luxurious but not heavy to where I don't like wearing it.
  • The belt is attatched. This is great because I don't have to worry about ever losing it!

What I Don't Love...

  • The price is the only negative here! I absolutely love this jacket as you can probably tell by how many times I've worn it on my blog and instagram. It's definitely worth saving up for. 
1 year review on allsaints balfern leather jacket

The Fit & Sizing
The fit is just what I was looking for. It's not a cropped style so it makes it easier to wear. It's not long either - it hits a little below my belly button. I bought it in size US 4/ UK 8 and it fits my body snuggly but with enough room for thick sweaters underneath. I could've bought the US 2 and been fine but I knew I wanted to wear it with sweaters and wanted to make sure I had enough room. For size reference, I am typically a size US 2/US 4 & XS/S.

If you're debating whether or not to get one I say treat your self! You'll get so much wear out of it and you won't have to worry about buying another leather jacket for years! 

allsaints balfern biker jacket review

Few Tips to Save Money!
  • Buy during Black Friday week if you can because they usually offer around 30% off on the AllSaints website. 
  • Check the sale on the AllSaints website. Their jackets in certain colors (usually light colors) go on sale. And around the end of December, they typically will discount an additional percentage off of their sale. It's the perfect way to get a great deal on an amazing leather jacket!
  • Use Ebates when you buy it! I would suggest to either buy it from Bloomingdales or AllSaints because they both offer Ebates. If you're not familiar with Ebates, it's basically like you're getting paid to shop! You can sign up here
Those are all my tips. I hope this will be helpful to any of you guys looking to purchase this jacket! I tried to cover everything but let me know if I missed anything. Feel free to send me an email or dm me on instagram if you have any questions!

Thanks for reading! xx


  1. Replies
    1. Aw, thank you so much Helena! I'm glad you enjoyed the post! :)

  2. Stunning outfit! I like your blog, wanna follow each other?;)

  3. Very nice look, the leather jacket is fantastic!
    Have a beautiful evening!

    1. Thanks so much! Seriously the best jacket ever! :)

  4. Hi, the jacket looks really great on you!! Could you tell your hight? :)

  5. I just ordered this year's model from the Allsaints website in Tuscan red. I was hemming and hawing to myself about the price but I have always wanted a legit leather jacket. I went and paid full price because I need a US 10 and larger sizes are never available end of season so if I wait I probably wouldn't get what I want. I found your review because now that I have ordered I thought is it going to be worth the money. I think it will. I have seen many jackets like this priced higher. The Tuscan red is unique color as well so I think I will enjoy that very much.

    1. I was just like you! I really didn't want to spend that much money on a jacket but had always wanted a good quality leather jacket and it's one of my best purchases to this day. Still get super happy every time I wear it, it's perfect. The tuscan red color sounds amazing, you made a good choice! :)

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  7. Hi,
    I really love this jacket. I’m usually a UK 8 (US 4), but I’ve bought a couple of Allsaints jackets before and they’ve been quite snug. This looks quite loose on the model on the website and I mostly want to wear with a dress or T shirt. My bust is about 82cms and waist about 69cms. Can u offer any advice please?

    1. I think you should go with your usual UK 8. I tried to convert the measurements you gave me to inches and you sound like you're around the same size as me and I went with the UK8/US4. It's not snug at all on me and I have found that it molds and conforms to my body with wear since it is leather. If you're still not sure you could try ordering from a retailer that offers free exchanges! xx

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  32. Hi there! Lovely post and great review. Could I please ask how tall you are? I'm also around the same sizing (XS, S) but I'm on the smaller side (5"1) and wanted to know if the US 4 would still be okay

    1. I'm 5'2 so the US 4 should work for you! I also want to mention that I recently bought another balfern jacket in a different color but got a size US 0 because it was on sale lol and I really wanted it and it fits good too! But I cant wear anything thick under that size bc it would be too tight. So it really depends on how you'd like it to fit. If you like how it looks in the photo above go with a US 4 :)

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