'A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.'
Shop men's and women's John Smedley
From underwear to outerwear"John Smedley is 225 years old with origins in fine underwear manufacture. Our values remain the same as they were then: to create contemporary knitwear from high quality materials. In 1922 we introduced the luxurious John Smedley's Sea Island Cotton and 10 years later, in 1932, we introduced the first in what would become a long line of iconic outerwear garments. Isis and Leander were both made from John Smedley's Sea Island Cotton and remain staple, stylish pieces in our summer collections."
"John Smedley designs and manufactures at Lea Mills, our Derbyshire mill, with designers working as part of, not away from, the factory floor. We take their creativity and use technology and craftsmanship to innovate, push boundaries and ultimately, create luxurious knitwear. We now use extra-fine Merino wool alongside John Smedley's Sea Island Cotton to create almost all of our knitwear. Together they allow us to create garments of the highest quality."
Over the years a number of high profile customers have added John Smedley to their wardrobes. Well-known heroes of the James Bond and Mission Impossible films have worn our garments on and off the screen. Our knitwear was also featured in the 2009 film for Chanel, Coco avant Chanel. See our News section for more appearances by John Smedley.
John Smedley Electra Cardigan in relish
John Smedley Islington Cardigan in Bluebird