Huntsman is a bespoke tailor of the highest tradition, known for making extraordinary clothes for men and women. Founded in 1849, Huntsman’s 167 year boasts a rich heritage, and has a reputation for being one of the finest and most long-standing, innovative houses on Savile Row. Their extraordinary story serves as a reminder of the integrity, excellence and attention to quality that has defined the Huntsman suit for generations; standards maintained in their tailoring today.
Today, Huntsman is owned by financier and bespoke enthusiast Pierre Lagrange and fields the largest in-house cutting team on Savile Row – a testimony to the commitment they make to create the finest suit possible entirely in-house. Lagrange is joined by Campbell Carey, head cutter and creative director, a firmly established figure on Savile Row who is considered one of the finest cutters in the trade. Huntsman’s dedication to craft and bespoke garments of the highest quality is reflected in a client list that includes the likes of Cecil Beaton, Marlene Dietrich, Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby, Clark Gable, Rex Harrison, Lawrence Olivier, Paul Newman, Dirk Bogarde, Katharine Hepburn and Gregory Peck, not to mention the clothes the house made for artists and fashion designers ranging from Sir Hardy Amies to Hubert de Givenchy and Bill Blass, to Lucien Freud; relationships with many of whom were to endure decades and influence the sartorial choices of others.
In continuing to elevate the service that they offer, 2016 saw the company open its first premises in America, unique for a Savile Row house, a pied-a-terre on 57th Street in New York. Whilst the making of the bespoke garments will remain on Savile Row, from the summer of 2017 Huntsman will offer full measurement and cutting services by Savile Row trained cutters permanently on the premises in New York. They have also created a mobile tailoring unit inside a vintage Airstream that will make its first appearance at Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, CA.