Dec 132014
 

Hello to all, we are back with a fun post showcasing the new pictures of Prince George.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/WPA Rota/PA Wire

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/WPA Rota/PA Wire

The pictures were released late today, the young Prince is seen sitting on the steps of Kensington Palace. They were taken by Ed Lane-Fox, Prince Harry’s private secretary.

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

For a professional’s insight about what Prince George is wearing, we turn to Patrick Sawyer’s story in The Telegraph:

Tony Glenville, the creative director of the London College of Fashion, said: “With so many children nowadays dressed as mini-adults, perhaps the royal family are right to go for a classic look for George.

“They have to bear in mind these photographs will be looked at for years to come. But while it may be a convention for him to look like Prince Charles did at the same age, the retro or vintage look is in fact very of the moment.”

His vest is by Cath Kidston, the Guards Tank Top. Below, we show it as seen on Pinterest.

Cath Kidston via Pinterest

Cath Kidston via Pinterest

While the vest is no longer available UPDATED Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 

Cath Kidston tells The Daily Telegraph they will re-issue George’s Guards sweater vest/tank top. From The Telegraph story:

Clothes and homeware retailer Cath Kidston is rushing to restock a sold-out tank top made famous by Prince George in his official Christmas photographs.

The Cath Kidston spokesman said: “Our guards tank top, as seen on Prince George is now sold out. Due to popular demand, we are going to look at adding it back into our range of kidswear in 2015.”

In the interim, there are plenty of Cath Kidston items in the same motif, the Guards patterns, from a Guards Bib ($10) to a Guards Blanket ($88), or a Pocket Mirror for Mom ($5, on sale from $7).

Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston

Prince George’s top is from Polarn O. Pyret, the brand’s Classic Organic Cotton Bodysuit in 100% organic cotton. The piece was originally priced at £16, it is now selling for £12.

Polarn O. Pyret

Polarn O. Pyret

The Swedish firm has been making children’s clothing for more than 35 years, they now have 100+ stores throughout Sweden and Europe. The company has a US website for those interested in its products and it also offers merchandise on Amazon.

We’re still debating precisely what trousers George is wearing. Looking at a digitally enhanced photo one can see that the Prince’s trousers are corduroy, with a fine wale. It also looks like the leg openings are elasticized. (We originally thought they might be a cotton velvet but that is not the case.)  Initially it looked like they might be the Christopher Bloomer by Chelsea Clothing Company, as seen at Trotters. But if one looks very, very closely at the photo, there is a button at the hem, something the Chelsea Clothing pair does not.

Other possibles include:

Below we show a closeup of Prince George’s cuff, as well a pair of the Aletta Boy Casual Trousers in beige, and the navy pair, both digitally lightened and without any enhancement.

YOOX

YOOX

We also looked at the Babe and Tess Velvet Trousers in Petrol Blue: although these are referred to as velvet, when digitally treated they look like they have a very fine wale. However, they do not have a button, at least not one that is visible in the product photos.

UPDATE: December 19. 2014

The shorts are by Amaia Kids, a boutique located in Chelsea Green.  They are the brand’s Griotte Bloomer in navy corduroy. The bloomers are usually available in a variety of colors, including royal blue, yellow and beige. It looks like all colors and sizes are out of stock, we have made an inquiry asking if/when they will be available for ordering. The bloomers retail for £36, about $56 at today’s exchange rates.

Amaia Kids

Amaia Kids

Prince George’s knee socks are also from Amaia, this link takes you to the style he is wearing.

George’s shoes are the Start-Rite Jo First Walker in navy leather.

Start-Rite Jo First Walking Shoe

Start-Rite Jo First Walking Shoe

Our thanks to Camilla Tominey of the Sunday Express and Emily Andrews of The Sun for their skill in IDing almost everything George is wearing!

The most recent official portrait of Prince George was released for his first birthday in July.

John Stillwell

John Stillwell

As to why the photographs have been released, we return to The Telegraph story:

Royal sources made clear the pictures have been released as part of an acknowledgement of the restraint shown by the media in allowing him to grow up without intrusion from photography.

The young Prince has certainly grown in the last few months! We hope it is a very Merry Christmas for Kate, William and George.

 

Nov 252014
 

This afternoon a new photograph with Prince George started making the rounds online.

Via Hot Monarchy

Via Hot Monarchy

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Sep 012014
 

Hello and welcome to another post showcasing and identifying items Prince George has worn. We’ll go in reverse chronological order, starting with today’s ID of the sweater George is seen wearing on the cover of Woman’s Day New Zealand.

Woman's Day NZ Facebook Page

Woman’s Day NZ Facebook Page

If you look in the upper right corner you can see a picture of HRH captioned with the phrase “Having a Ball!”   In the photo Prince George is wearing a sweater by The White Company, a store where we know Kate has shopped.

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More accurately, it is from the retailer’s Little White Company line. George is wearing the ‘Crab Motif Sweater,’ a piece that is no longer available. Here is more from the product description:

Our in-house designer has combined Wintery fair isle prints with cute Summery crabs to make this adorable knitted jumper a great layering piece all year round. We’ve highlighted the bright cobalt blue stitching in the hemline by matching to the button stitching on the shoulder placket. Available in ecru. 100% cotton. Machine washable.

The sweater originally retailed for £28, about $45 at today’s exchange rates.

The White Company was started more than twenty years ago by Chrissie Rucker, MBE*, when she was “unable to find well-designed, beautiful quality bed linen, principally in white. The arrival of her first child prompted the creation of The Little White Company, a range of children’s and baby’s clothing, bedding and toys.” (Member of the Order of the British Empire, awarded for “significant achievement or outstanding service to the community. An MBE is also awarded for local ‘hands-on’ service which stands out as an example to other people. More here.)

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Next, a piece George was seen in when out for a walk with Nanny Maria last week. It was a cool, damp day and George was well protected in his Hippychick All in One

Hippychick

Hippychick

This is the Hippychick Shell, there is a fleece version in this same color scheme, but I think that would have been too warm, even with the stiff breeze. Both versions are waterproof and windproof, huge assets when trying to stay warm and dry, no matter your age. Here is how the All in One Shell is described:

  • Made from the very highest quality Teflon coated nylon…
  • Fully adjustable Velcro tabs on the hood, wrists and on the elasticated waist.
  • On the 12-18 and 18-24 month sizes, the ankle features elastic stirrups.
  • They don’t just look good, they are also incredibly practical and can be wiped clean or machine washed. These All in Ones are generously sized to ensure that they can fit over other clothing, so you can take your children out and about, whatever the weather!

Hippychick has posted a cute video on You Tube about their waterproof all in one products.

Hippychicks

Hippychicks

Prices for the shell version we believe George is wearing start at £28.50 for Size 12 – 18 months.

Hippychick is family-owned and operated, started by Julia Minchin in 1999, husband Jeremy Minchin joined the company in 2001. Here’s more from their About Us page:

Despite now employing 24 people (many of whom are mums with young children), and supplying everyone from Harrods to Asda, we remain totally committed to our original values – to discover and develop products that are truly useful and make life easier for parents.

In the US some Hippychick items can be found on Amazon; I am working on getting specific info for other retailers and will update the post as soon as I can.

NOTE: While recent photos have been posted in other blogs, on Facebook and on Twitter, we do not have licensed rights to them and are unable to share any here. Our apologies for the lack of current pictures of Prince George, hopefully HRH will be out and about soon!