If you are looking for knitwear in York, this is the highest quality then come to Robert Smart menswear where we stock a wide range of John Smedley knitwear.
The John Smedley story began 225 years ago when Peter Nightingale and the first John Smedley set up shop at our mill in Lea Mills, Derbyshire, England. We have a wide selection of knitwear in our York store.
It was in 1922 when John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton was first used to knit underwear. We are renowned worldwide for our Sea Island Cotton, with only the finest materials being sourced and used to produce the super soft feel which has led to produce some of John Smedley’s most iconic pieces, Leander and Pembroke. Visit our York shop to see John Smedley knitwear.
The detail in producing the perfect garment is firstly hand-picking the cotton as it matures which maintains its purity and means we avoid a chemical defoliant. The result is ethically produced, exceptionally soft knitwear that can be worn and washed repeatedly. The qualities of John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton make it perfect for underwear that’s closely fitted and feels beautiful against your skin.
Amongst the male underwear on offer today feature our long johns. Supposedly named after Big John Sullivan, a boxer in 1982 who was said to have never worn anything but, when in the ring. Where did he go to for his long john’s? John Smedley of course. The foundations of the long johns were created and are now available in Sea Island Cotton and Merino wool. They’re so practical and comfortable, they’ve even taken people up Mount Everest! Ideal for day or night wear in York.
An ideal Christmas present for your loved ones this year from our York shop, John Smedley underwear will give you a small taste of the brand and give an insight into the quality and attention to detail that goes into each garment. You’ll just have to start thinking of good excuses to stay in bed, snuggled up in your John Smedley this winter!