The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) has worn the Smythe Duchess Blazer in navy blue frequently over the last nine years. She first debuted the piece in 2011, just months after joining the Royal Family (while boarding a plane at Heathrow Airport ahead of the Canada and USA Royal Tour).
She continues to wear the navy blazer today. Here’s a recent picture of her wearing the piece: (while presenting a Pride of Britain Award, filmed in October 2020).
She’s worn the blazer during multiple public engagements in between those dates too:
About the Smythe Duchess blazer:
Crafted from high-quality Italian wool, this navy blue blazer features notched lapels, gold-tone buttons, princess seams and front pockets. The cut-out panel at the back of the blazer is both distinctive and unique. Saks Fifth Avenue describe the Smythe Duchess Blazer as “impeccably tailored”.
Made in Canada:
There’s a reason why Kate chose to wear the Smythe Duchess blazer while visiting Canada. The company is Canadian-owned and they design and make the blazers in the country.
Does Kate wear the “One-Button” blazer or the “Duchess” blazer?
The answer is BOTH! The original style name was “One-Button Blazer”. However, the company renamed it the “Duchess Blazer” after Kate wore it in 2011. Today, the style is still known as the “Duchess Blazer”.
Kate also owns the blazer in green!
Kate clearly loved her navy blue Smythe Duchess blazer so much she ordered it in another colour! She purchased it in Army Green too.
Where to buy Kate’s Smythe Duchess blazers:
You can buy both the navy blue and army green Smythe Duchess blazers from Saks Fifth Ave.
The company’s full name is Smythe Les Vestes. The company specialise in blazers, all of which are made in Canada. Smythe specialise in artful tailoring and achieving a great fit.
When Kate wore their 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.