Over their 88 year history Umbro have crafted clothing for a number of different sports, including a stint at the forefront of British athletics. A recent raid of their archives unearthed a fantastic vintage Umbro running vest and track sweater worn by British athletes in 1948. These pieces have been used as inspiration for an incredible collaboration with Matlock-based knitwear experts John Smedley.
The running vest and track sweater have been reimagined by Umbro & John Smedley, creating two smart, super-stylish pieces of clothing for a sporting summer wardrobe. The Field Sweater and the Tangeru Shirt take inspiration from the sporting world and current fashion trends, allowing patriotic support in a smart, stylish way.
The Tangeru Shirt has a three-button round collar. The short sleeve tee uses a 30 gauge John Smedley Sea Island cotton that’s wonderfully soft and comfortable to wear. With patriotic red, white and blue stripes proudly displayed across the chest, the shirt also features a blank white fabric patch in the centre of the chest, a reference to the team patch displayed on the original design.
Alongside The Tangeru Shirt, the Field Sweater uses an original track warm up top as inspiration. A modern interpretation that combines a distinct retro feel with a subtle contemporary touch. The sweater is crafted from a 24 gauge John Smedley Sea Island Cotton, in dark navy blue and features concealed internal cut and sew pockets with a dark navy stitch on the exterior. It also factors a double linked rib collar, mid zip detail and ribbed cuffs and hem.
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