The John Smedley fine-gauge roll neck sweater is arguably the most versatile garment you could ever own. It is both smart, and casual, and can be worn with just about anything that you would find in your wardrobe.
We've dug through the archives to find images of men who've treasured their Smedley roll necks over the years, showing seven ways to wear them.
1. ALONE IN MONOCHROME
Going all-black is a killer-look, clearly illustrated by a group of gentlemen who are ready to shoot.
Clockwise from top-left: artist Andy Warhol and actors Roger Moore, Gary Oldman and Armie Hammer
2. FULL COLOUR
In addition to darker shades, Smedley have regularly turned up the colour dial over the decades.
Clockwise from top-left: musician George Harrison, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, musician Mick Jagger, and actor Martin Freeman
3. LAYER WITH MORE SMEDLEY
Layering your roll neck with a John Smedley cardigan will make you feel warm, and look cool.
Radio and television broadcaster Dermot O'Leary, appropriately dressed for a spin in a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing
4. WITH A SUIT
For those who have abandoned the necktie, the roll neck re-elevates the status of the suit.
Clockwise from top-left: actor Stanley Tucci, football player Héctor Bellerin, actor Douglas Booth, and musician Paul Weller
5. UNDER A SHIRT
Not only can the roll neck replace the shirt, it can also be worn underneath one.
Actor William Dafoe uses his Smedley roll neck as a base layer
6. WITH A VELVET JACKET
Smedley roll necks are fine and luxurious, pairing perfectly with sumptuous velvets.
Clockwise from top-left: actors David Oyelowo and Ed Skrein, ballet dancer Eric Underwood, and Messrs. Mason
7. FOR BLACK TIE
Nothing travels better from casual to formal than John Smedley's fine-gauge roll neck.
Clockwise from top-left: model Oliver Cheshire, rapper Santan Dave, and model Richard Biedul
John Smedley roll neck sweaters are available in a wide variety of yarns, colours, fits and sizes, including:
Cherwell - Lightweight 30-Gauge Merino Wool in Standard Fit
Richards - Lightweight 30-Gauge Merino Wool in Easy Fit
Connell - Medium Weight 24-Gauge Merino Wool in Standard Fit
Hawley - 30 Gauge Sea Island Cotton in Standard Fit
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