With the cold nights drawing in, our minds are not far from the accessories we need to keep us ticked up safe and warm. One brand that will allow both comfort and style is that of iconic luxury knitwear company, John Smedley. Originally set in the Derbyshire countryside, John Smedley has a 225 year heritage that shows in the craftsmanship of their designs. In 1784, the original John Smedley and Peter Nightingale set about building their knitwear company, showing innovation from the out by setting up spinning, knitting and manufacturing practises all in one mill. The focus on quality has remained through the years and today John Smedley are recognised as creating some of the best knitted tailoring in the UK.
A past as rich and as long means that John Smedley have had to adapt to changes over the years, creating an ability to be truly innovative in design and fabric. Integrating the traditional with the modern means that John Smedley accessories are both high quality in finish and contemporary in design. John Smedley can also proudly say that their garments and accessories are made in England, an idea that sits comfortably with their ethos of recognising how cultural influences seep into their designs. In uncertain times, we can find comfort in the confident design and classic luxury that John Smedley offers.
This years John Smedley winter collection continues to break new ground with textural and colourful designs. KJ Beckett is thrilled to be able to offer a beautiful selection of John Smedley accessories, and is also proud to be working with such an important heritage brand.
For a classic yet contemporary look this winter, the John Smedley scarf is made of a beautiful and soft merino wool which will keep you warm, toasty and smart looking whether you’re wearing casual jeans or a sharp suit. In subtle and understated colours, you can also pick up the Taurus wool beanie hat and for the particularly suave of you, the wool bow tie and wool tie finish off a gorgeously sumptuous and dapper winter look. You will also be in great company as local Brit celebrities such as Tim Lovejoy and X factor heartthrob Matt Cardle have already been seen out in John Smedley this winter!