Kate Middleton owns the Smythe “Duchess” blazer in two different colours: green and blue.
She’s worn the blazer on public engagements back home in the UK too. She’s wore it on multiple occasions during the London Olympics in 2012, and again to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She wore the green blazer for the first time in 2016 during a visit to Haida Gwaii in Canada.
Made in Canada:
The blazers are designed and made in Canada by Smythe, who are a Canadian company. Kate chose the blazers for both visits to Canada as a nod to the host country.
Does Kate wear the “One Button” or the “Duchess” blazer?
The answer is BOTH! The style used to be called “One Button” but after Kate wore it in 2011, Smythe renamed it “Duchess” In 2016, the style is widely referred to as “Duchess”.
About the Smythe blazer:
The blazer is preppy in style, and crafted from high quality Italian wool. The blazer has a notched lapel, goldtone button on the front, princess seams and features front pockets.
Saks describe the Smythe Duchess Blazer as “impeccably tailored”.
Where to buy Kate’s Smythe Blazers:
Here’s where stocks the blazers and where they’re available to buy at the moment. All information correct as of 12th December 2016.
- Saks Fifth Avenue. PREORDER – delivery Jan 2017. Ships worldwide.
The “one button” or “duchess” blazer also comes in a number of other colours, available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, ShopBop and Revolve Clothing. Use the widget below to browse some of my favourites:
The company’s full name is Smythe Les Vestes. All of the blazers are made in Canada. Smythe specialise in artful tailoring and achieving a great fit.
When Kate wore the blue blazer back in 2016, Smythe released a statement saying:
“We design with a women like Catherine Middleton in mind: tailored and effortlessly chic. Needless to say we are delighted that Her Royal Highness has included Smythe in her first visit to Canada.”