Established in 1784, John Smedley are a British brand renowned for manufacturing the finest quality knitwear garments. Today, John Smedley remains a family run business, using the finest quality raw materials including John Smedley’s Sea Island cotton and extra fine Merino wool to product each of their expertly crafted sweaters. Proud to display the ‘Made in Great Britain’ tag in each of their classic and contemporary garments.
A quintessential British brand, John Smedley produce some of the world’s finest fine gauge knit wear. John Smedley founded the company in 1784 at Lea Mills, Matlock, Derbyshire, weaving muslins and spinning cottons on hand looms for the local villages. From the 18th century the company progressed to weaving knitwear and hosiery, with also John Smedley’s son (also John Smedley) being introduced to the company. With fresh ideas and creativity, he expanded the company but carried on the tradition of using only the finest raw materials. This foundation of quality is still one of the main principals in the modern company today. In 1960s their signature sweater line was developed and the international growth of the company started.
Today John Smedley is worn by an elite crowd, such as; British Royal family, Idris Elba, Jason Statham plus James Bonds; Rodger Moore and Daniel Craig, all own these exquisite fine gauge knit wear and fabulous V-neck Bobby design.
John Smedley’s most popular styles of fine Merion wool sweaters include; the sleeveless Hadfield, the Tapton half zip, the Claygate full zip, the Bobby classic V-neck and the legionary Belper extra fine virgin wool three button fastening sweater, are all available to buy on our online shop or in our Robert Old Bournemouth, UK based store.
John Smedley’s moto ‘everyday luxury, made for a lifetime’ rings true with these accomplished examples of British quality knitwear.