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Prince Harry wears the same $170 J Crew blazer time and time again, and a tailor says there’s a good reason why

  • Prince Harry has been spotted wearing the same J Crew blazer at least 24 times since meeting Meghan Markle, according to The Sun.
  • While Markle is known for her impeccable taste in fashion, Harry often sticks to an old favorite —specifically, J Crew’s Ludlow Jacket, which retails for $170.
  • It’s typical for the duke to wear the same design, and just change up the color — he’s worn the same blazer in gray, mushroom, and blue.
  • This could be due to the material of the blazer, which is known to prevent creases, says Simon Cundey, Managing Director of tailoring company Henry Poole & Co.
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Meghan Markle has just announced the launch of her new clothing line, but it seems her husband isn’t as adventurous when it comes to fashion.

Prince Harry has been spotted wearing the same J Crew blazer at least 24 times since meeting the former actress, The Sun initially reported.

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The Duke of Sussex often sticks to the same design — the $170 Ludlow Jacket. However, he’s known to change up the color, or style it with a tie from time to time.

Here he is wearing the design in a light blue, during a visit to Sheffield Children’s Hospital last month.

The duke met patients at the Sheffield hospital in July.
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He wore the same blazer with matching trousers and a tie in his Windsor Castle photo call with baby Archie Harrison after his birth back in May.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child on May 6.
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He changed things up for Archie’s christening photos in July, opting for a mushroom shade.

The royal family joined Meghan and Harry for baby Archie’s christening in July.
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He reverted to the light blue blazer for a charity polo match in Rome in May.

Harry posed for photos after a charity polo match in Rome, Italy.
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Harry’s preference for the Ludlow Jacket may be because the material it’s made from means it’s unlikely to crease, according to Tailor Simon Cundey, Managing Director at Henry Poole & Co.

“Linen, silk, and wool is the most popular summer jacket at the moment. Linen has become difficult for people to wear as it makes creases, but blend it with silk and wool and that will recover,” Cundey told INSIDER.

“So it won’t be so bad when sitting down to events. I’ve seen many business gentleman wearing these materials, along with members of the royal family for engagements.

“It’s a casual but smart look, especially in tans and pale blues,” he added.

The product description for the J Crew blazer reads: “For every well-suited guy who has ever stepped on a plane, boarded a train or had a client dinner go into overtime, we’ve got a solution for those inevitable wrinkles: our Ludlow jacket (a staple of our collection since 2008) in a specially woven three-ply wool from Italy’s renowned Lanificio di Tollegno mill.

“The yarns are highly twisted, giving them an elasticity that resists rumpling, creasing and the unsightly effects of flying coach.

“We also made it with the quality construction our Ludlows are famous for, but with a lighter, partial lining to increase breathability and keep you comfortable on the go.”

Harry’s tendency to wear the same design but in different colors could be down to something as simple as the weather, Cundey explained.

“Often customers will wear a certain jacket because they like the cut of it, and they have worn it before,” he said.

“They may like the one colour and style, but what they wear is often based on climate.

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“For instance, they might like a certain shade of blue, and to wear it for summer the typical weight of the jacket will be around 7 ounces, while for winter time it should be around 13 or 14 ounces. Or, for a jacket they want to wear all year round, they can go for 10 or 11 ounces.

He added: “Guys will often repeat their order based on the area they are involved with, for instance for a dressier event they might not choose a bright colour, but an evening colour. For the day time they might go more neutral, such as beige.”

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