by Society Picks

Welcome to SOCIETY PICKS, a weekly profile of some of the brands that will be
making their debut at the
SOCIETY for International Menswear trade fair
Sunday, July 17th, and Monday, July 18th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC

Few companies can claim to still be working out of a factory that began in 1784, at the infancy of the industrial revolution, but for almost 240 years John Smedley has been manufacturing the world’s finest knitwear in Derbyshire, and is in fact, the oldest operating factory in the world.
They have produced knitwear for Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith and have dressed Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and The Beatles. Using cutting-edge technology, these classic designs have evolved into modern styles to be worn by the superstars of today. For more information or to shop John Smedley, check out their website at

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