Above: All Saints (left) & Quince (right)
After I recently re-homed my 10+ year old black leather jacket, I began my search for a replacement. Generally, I am a fan of quality leather jackets – they can hold up well over many years and in fact, I find that they get better with age. Sadly, mine was too small, so it had to move on to its next home!
In my online search, I stumbled upon Quince’s $149 leather moto jacket. I’m somewhat familiar with the brand, thanks to Elaine’s many reviews, but had never purchased them before. Quince lists their leather jacket as comparable to the All Saints Balfern leather jacket, which costs a much heftier $529.
I always love a good deal thanks to direct-to-consumer business efficiencies; however, this sounded almost too good to be true. Aftering placing my order, I also purchased a pre-loved All Saints jacket on Poshmark for $290 to do a side-by-side comparison.
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Quince vs All Saints Comparison
Style-wise, these two jackets are nearly identical. They both have epaulets and silver hardware, with the exception of buttons which are black and blend in nicely with the rest of the jacket. I also love the fact that the zipper detailing on the sleeves are on the top side. This means you can write or work with a laptop and not have zippers clanging against your desk.
- Price: $149
- Made through sustainable practices
- Design is almost exactly the same as All Saints Balfern
- Leather weight & thickness is substantially thinner (weight: 1lb 11oz)
- Fit runs narrow in the shoulder area
- Substantial leather weight & quality (weight: 2lb 6oz)
- Have had good experience with the brand in the past
- Easy to find cheaper secondhand
I wanted to love the Quince jacket, given all the 5-star reviews on their website. While the leather does feel lovely, I was disappointed by the thin leather. Ultimately, this was a miss for me. On the bright side – if you live in a warmer climate where leather jackets are typically too warm, this may be the perfect one for you.
Is the All Saints jacket worth the 3.5X price premium at full price? I’m not so sure…
However, these often go on sale in the $350-$400 range, which is a more appropriate price for the quality. And, if you purchase secondhand, you can find them as low as $250-$300. At 2X the price premium, I feel that the All Saints leather jacket is well worth the value. I’m really pleased with this route, as my jacket looks and feels almost brand new. I look forward to wearing it for years to come!