10th May 2013 | Fun, General, Pic of the Day | Leave a comment
Here are a couple of pictures from behind the scenes at the John Smedley Spring / Summer 2014 photo shoot. It seems slightly crazy that we are still in Spring / Summer 2013 and the team are working this far in advance, soon enough they will be working on the AW14 collection, mind boggling!
The shoot was based in London and John Smedley worked with some truly fantastic people on this campaign, we are very excited to show you the results later in the year. Here is a little treat for our devoted blog readers to keep you in the loop!
Spring / Summer 2014 Menswear Shoot
Spring / Summer 2014 Womenswear Shoot
07th May 2013 | Uncategorized | Leave a comment
John Smedley will host an Open Day on Saturday 18th May 2013, 10.30am – 3pm.
Located at the John Smedley Mills in Matlock, the day will include factory tours, a chance to meet the masters and refreshments available from our new canteen. The open day is to give any students or prospective employees an insight to the world of textiles. Visitors will be shown around various departments within the factory including linking, washing and dyeing.
John Smedley Open Day 18 May 2013
If you are interested to learn the trade and go on a tour of the one worlds oldest manufacturing companies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Smedley Ltd
* Due to high demand we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
01st May 2013 | Fun, General, Pic of the Day, Style, TV | Leave a comment
Alan Titchmarsh wearing style Bobby in Midnight worn over a crisp shirt and a Barbour jacket. Bobby is one of our most popular styles, worn by numerous celebrities including Daniel Craig in Skyfall. A vee neck sweater made from 30 gauge Merino wool, Bobby features rib trims and a turnback rib cuff for our iconic finish.
Alan Titchmarsh wearing 'Bobby' styled by Lynda Wood
29th April 2013 | Colour, Film, Fun, General, I Spy Smedley, Pic of the Day, Press | Leave a comment
The fantastic Sir Ben Kinglsey wearing style Bobby in a recent interview about his latest role in Iron Man 3. Bobby is our classic vee-neck sweater made from extra fine Merino wool.
Sir Ben Kingsley wearing style Bobby
Sir Ben Kingsley, wears style Bobby in ‘Mazarine Blue’ a new colour from our Autumn / Winter 2013 Collection. This style will be coming soon to the John Smedley Flagship store and online, watch this space! To watch the whole interview click here.
26th April 2013 | General, Retail, Sample sale | Leave a comment
The John Smedley Mill Sale will take place on Friday 17 & 18 May 2013. The sale is from 10am – 4pm both days and the Mill Shop will be open as normal during the sale event. You will be able to shop John Smedley’s Sea Island Cotton in past season colours and styles. Feel free to bring family and friends to pick up a bargain!
Summer Mill Sale 17 & 18 May 2013
25th April 2013 | Fun, General, Pic of the Day | Leave a comment
Yesterday Freya and I visited London to plan John Smedley showcasing at London Collection: Men this June. In between meetings and finding the perfect venue, we stopped off for a bite to eat in Soho. We ate at The Breakfast Club and treated ourselves to the Half Monty. The photo’s don’t do it justice at all (I was too excited to tuck in!) but I would happily eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. The sausage was a personal highlight, perfect in texture and deliciously spicy. My friends call me the condiment queen so I couldn’t have been happier with the array of sauces on our table. The freshly squeezed apple juice served ice cold was unbelievably thirst quenching. Freya has now vowed to get her juicer out and give this a go at home.
Do you have any favourite restaurants / cafes you love to visit in London?
The Breakfast Club
17th April 2013 | Design, General, I Spy Smedley, Music, Pic of the Day, Style | Leave a comment
Miles Kane seen in the May issue of GQ wearing the John Smedley roll neck, Belvoir. A classic roll neck made from the finest Merino wool, Belvoir is a wardrobe staple that is here to stay from Autumn / Winter 2013.
Miles Kane wearing style Belvoir
Miles Kane wearing style Belvoir
Many thanks to Chris Dolan, our brand manager at Harvey Nichols for the post.
12th April 2013 | Fun, General, Pic of the Day, Style | Leave a comment
It’s Friday and as the weekend draws closer, my thoughts can’t help but turn to weekend plans. With temperatures set to be heating up this weekend (at long last) I can finally consider wearing a dress with shock horror, no tights! Tomorrow I am visiting Brighton for the first time and I’m really excited about the beautiful things I’ve been told to see and do. My recent purchase of the Zaina dress from the Spring / Summer 2013 collection will be making an appearance so I decided to give you a taste of how I will style it tomorrow.
The Zaina dress and Jada jacket
The bag is by the Cambridge Satchel Company in fluorescent yellow and the ‘Elizabeth’ brogues are from the Dr. Martens Made in England range.
11th April 2013 | Fun, General, Pic of the Day | Leave a comment
Today’s pic of the day comes from Kev and Neil enjoying a game of backgammon on their break at the Lea Mills factory.
Kev Leyton and Neil Farley