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The rest of the band are huge Smedley fans, often choosing pieces from our latest menswear collection for their stage performances. Needless to say, the gig was a huge success, in the sound and style stakes.
John Smedley has landed a leading role in the film remake of Graham Greene’s classic 1939 novel Brighton Rock, due to be released this year.
The British gangster film, which stars Oscar winner Helen Mirren, John Hurt and Sam Riley, has been updated by writer/director Rowan Joffe to a 1964 setting, at the height of the clashes between the Mods and Rockers.
The original 1947 film, starring Richard Attenborough as the psychotic lead character Pinkie (played by Riley in the remake), was set in the 1930s. The decision to make the setting more contemporary gave costume designer Julian Day the perfect excuse for selecting a range of John Smedley garments for the lead characters.
He said: “John Smedley is a classic British institution that creates great quality, longlasting and exciting clothing. The reason I initially looked at John Smedley for Brighton Rock is that it seemed to fit the era and the personalities of the lead characters so well. The clothing is so well made‚ it’s just beautiful and it looks fantastic on camera. Among the Smedley garments featured in the film, Mirren wore the quintessential Merino wool cardigan Buttercup, in black, while Riley sported the timeless three-button polo shirts Dorset and Elliott, both in ultra-fine New Zealand Merino wool.
Brighton is not the only form of rock that has been singing the praises of John Smedley lately. Manchester indie rock band The Courteeners have revealed that the lyric, “I’ll get my dignity, Smedley, my brogues and I’ll go” in their song Revolver, is a direct nod to the brand. Meanwhile, Nottingham band The Soundcarriers have recently been photographed in their favourite Smedleys for their new album, Celeste.