I first saw this Smythe One-Button Blazer on Kate Middleton and thought it was gorgeous. I didn't want to like it because I was thinking, is it just because Kate is wearing it and does that mean I'm being influenced by that instead of by the fact that I truly like it out of my own volition? But when I kept seeing it from the back, I have to say, I love that cut-out vent.
I love the way the vent in the back of this blazer is shortened. It's so cool looking. Really the whole jacket is a masterpiece, but that feature is what drew me in to investigating the brand further.. I have become really interested what goes in to constructing a blazer since I've decided to try to sew my own.
I also really like the sleeves- they have cuff buttons that actually come undone. Although the infographic at the bottom calls these "functional" cuffs, I've also heard them described as "surgeon's cuffs," recalling a time when a doctor wore a jacket and would need to unbutton his jacket sleeves to roll them up before working on a patient.
Because the blazer has such specific lines in the way it is made you might have to size up because it is consequently very fitted. I might buy an 8 or a 10 in most cases, but for this style I am wearing a 12.
Here is an info graphic I found doing an image search. Pretty interesting. If you browse through Smythe styles, you will see many of these details in their designs.