Kate Middleton owns the Smythe Duchess blazer in two different colours: green and blue.
She’s worn the blazer to public engagements back home in the UK too, including to the London Olympics in 2012 and to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
She chose the green blazer for the first time in 2016, for a visit to Haida Gwaii in Canada.
See Kate wearing her Smythe Duchess Blazer during other royal duties at the bottom of this page!
Made in Canada:
There’s a reason why Kate chose to wear the Smythe Duchess Blazers on both Canada tours. 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”.
About the Smythe blazer:
Smythe craft the preppy blazers using high-quality Italian wool. They feature notched lapels, gold-tone buttons, princess seams and front pockets. There’s a distinctive panel cut-out of the back of each blazer too.
Saks Fifth Avenue describes the Smythe Duchess Blazer as “impeccably tailored”.
Where to buy Kate’s Smythe Duchess Blazers:
Here’s where stocks the Smythe blazers and where they’re available to buy at the moment. All information is correct as of 25th May 2020:
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.