John Smedley has been specialising in knitwear for 225 years - that's a long time. What you might not know is that British highstreet sportswear brand Umbro has been around for 88 years and in that time they've crafted clothing for many different sports, including a stint at the forefront of British athletics. The collaboration, celebrating the London Olympics, sent Umbro searching through their archives where they found a vintage Umbro running vest and track sweater worn by British athletes in 1948.
Re-imagined in 24 and 30 gauge John Smedley Sea Island cotton respectively, the vest and track sweater would actually add a smart athletic look to any summer wardrobe whether you're planning on playing any sport or simply watching it.
Text by Rupert Bickersteth