Friday, 29 May 2015
Just One More - John Smedley from Private White
Just when you think you can't possibly fold and place another John Smedley knit onto that already substantial and tottering pile balancing in your wardrobe — looming like a knitted Tower of Babel — they lure you back in with another style, another hue, another wardrobe classic you can't possibly live without. Smedley knitwear is so moreish; and they know us so well.
This Smedley cardigan, the Glenham — with hints of Teba jacket — actually comes via the carefully edited collection of Private White V.C..
The cardigan is made from a thickish wool and cashmere blend, and has leather 'football' buttons.
It is of a splendid mustardy colour. I imagine you would reach immediately for a mid-blue Oxford button-down to wear underneath. Good choice, but what about a (hidden) sea island cotton long-sleeved undervest plus silk scarf filling out the lapels instead?