The Duke of Cambridge also falls under our radar when it comes to replicating royalty, so here’s a look at Prince William’s tour wardrobe in Sweden and Norway.
On the first day, the Duke wore a Fusalp ski jacket in khaki and grey. It features numerous vertical zip pockets to the front, a hood and the colouring splits over the shoulders.
A side shot of the jacket gave us the logo, and we have found the same jacket in another colour-way (note the pockets, colour blocking and stripes to the arms) suggesting it might be the ‘Albinen hooded quilted ski jacket‘, which features a detachable ski jumper underneath, and uses a 50/50 blend of duck down and polyester for the lining.
Typically the brand’s ski jackets cost between £500-700, and the one mentioned costs £655 on Matches Fashion; get it here.
Fusalp was a French label, recently bought out by members of the Lacoste family who revived the brand as a luxury label.
William’s hat was from Gandy’s London, the ‘burgundy snow star bobble hat’, costing just £22. It is now sold out.
Brothers Rob and Paul founded Gandy’s in order to support their Orphans for Orphans foundation by donating 10% of their profits to helping underprivileged children that are affected by the Tsunami in Sri Lanka, after travelling the world with their family as young teens and losing their parents in the tragedy. Nice to see the Duke supporting a good cause through fashion.
He wore grey chinos and brown winter boots, which I am yet to find, although Ugg have a similar pair, they’re not quite the same. In addition to this, we know many of the male members of the Royal Family simply have shoes made by Royal Warrant holders, e.g. John Lobb, for the perfect fit, so they might well be custom.
They feature two-tone leather, are lace-ups with a cleated sole for the weather.
The Duke wore a navy check scarf for part of the day; it was almost certainly cashmere. I believe it is this scarf from J Crew, made from cashmere with a wide pattern called ‘hadley check’. It originally cost £100 but is on sale at the moment for £70 (about the average for a high-quality cashmere scarf); get one here.
That evening, William wore black tie with the velvet smoking slippers he usually wears with a tuxedo.
The following day, the Duke wore a navy jacket with a very faint check pattern to it. Probably a custom piece, but it shares similarities with the one he wore to take Prince George to school: two buttons, four on the cuffs and flap pockets to the front.
A navy scarf appeared that afternoon, with William’s navy coat, with unusually small/thin lapels; again, likely a custom piece, and he also wore navy chinos and dark brown desert boots.
To begin the Norway leg of the trip, he wore the same navy coat but with a red scarf over his suit.
Following another black tie dinner, William almost repeated the outfit from the day before with a (different) navy jacket, navy chinos with a navy jumper/blue shirt combo, and desert boots.
Heading up into the hills for some skiing observation, the Duke chose a mid-blue ski jacket and a navy version of the Gandy’s London hat he wore in Sweden. The coat is from Moncler (the logo is on his left arm) but I haven’t found the exact piece yet; will update if I do. Moncler ski jackets usually feature down padding and windproof design.
We also saw a nordic/fairisle patterned scarf or snood.
You can copy William’s look with these items!