Canadian Roots – Smythe

In 2004, Canadian label Smythe created the new definition of exquisitely tailored coats with an iconic fit. I love these girls – Toronto based founders Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe are both modern and stylish mothers. They draw their inspiration to design contemporary jackets, blazers and coats for every women’s closet from their own everyday lives.

Why only jackets you say? They wanted to focus on one thing and do it well. That makes this a Canadian fashion success story people, because they did it well… exceptionally well. Their designs are always eloquent but still stay functional – meaning wear Smythe at your office meeting downtown, the grocery store with your little dude, or a quick transition from running your day-to-day errands to that steamy, evening rendezvous. This is a label to watch for, as an expansion into womenswear would be thrilling.

Of course, modern sophistication doesn’t come cheap. A typical blazer starts around $400, but just like a great pair of boots – jackets and blazers are worth the investment. If the price seems steep, remind yourself a great jacket is an important, classic piece for your wardrobe. Plus, you probably look super hot in Smythe.

The beauties & brains behind Canadian brand – Smythe x.

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Acess to Smythe is limited in Canada – oddly enough as they are a Canadian brand. From experience, Holt Renfrew always has a well stacked collection. Thankfully, Simon’s just opened in WEM – but I find their selection small and limited. Until you actually own a Smythe piece… you’ll never known the sophistication of a Smythe jacket! So do it, buy one. Buy one, now.

[images c/o smythelesvestes.com]

x Courtney

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