If you’re a long-time reader of Amberlee Tea or you’ve quickly browsed through a few posts, I’m sure you’ve seen my love for my H&M faux leather jacket! I got it on sale during my junior year of college and it’s been my favorite jacket ever since. When my birthday came around this year, I knew a real leather jacket would be the perfect present so thanks to my mom and grandparents, I was able to purchase the All Saints Balfern!
While the price tag was hefty ($540.00), the All Saints Balfern leather biker jacket is truly worth every dollar and I’ll tell you why:
When going to order a Balfern jacket, I was surprised the largest size they had was a US 10. As I’m normally a US 12, I became overjoyed when Michael & I ran into an All Saints in Seattle because after trying them on in person, a US 10 fit me just fine! It looked nice zipped up or down plus it wasn’t tight on my broad shoulders. I’m only taking off a point on fit because I don’t think I’ll be able to layer thick winter sweaters under my leather jacket and this problem would’ve been solved with one larger size. Other than that, I’m very pleased!
The outer leather is buttery soft and the inner lining is silky. I love the way it moves when you stretch and with all the zippers, the sleeves can be pushed up very easily. It has three pockets so I can fit my keys, phone and IDs all in separate pockets!
This jacket is the quintessential biker jacket cut. It looks beautiful on when its belted, it looks perfect when its unzipped and untied. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with the way the jacket looks! It matches everything and I’m truly having a difficult time thinking of an outfit I wouldn’t wear with it.
My one reservation when going to purchase this jacket was the belt and it does jingle a bit when I walk, so I zip up the jacket and belt it more often than not.
As you can see below, this jacket gets a 9.7 out of 10 for fit, feel and look. I’m very interested to see how it holds up throughout the years and how the leather wears in! I would definitely recommend the All Saints Balfern and I look forward to saving up to buy a light pink one.
Built to last
Buttery soft leather
Classic biker jacket look
Belt jingles around when walking