Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Savile Row, sinonomous for fine bespoke tailoring, is home to Huntsman, not the spider, but a tailor shop boasting a list of historic customers such as HM Queen Victoria, Sir Winston Churchill, Ronald Raegan, and classic screen stars Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Laurence Olivier, Bing Crosby, Peter Sellers, and Clark Gable.
Huntsman coats offer a sleek, elegant silhouette with defined shoulders, a longer hem, and emphasis upon a clean line. As well as the house style the store also offers other styles, whether it be casual, smart, sporty, double-breasted or two-buttoned. The aesthetic of design lies in fabrication which appears somewhat classic, yet could be described or interpreted as quirky. The store produces its own tweeds. Engineered by the Huntsman team colourways for the tweeds are inspired by Scottish colours and historic check designs.
Women's bespoke tailoring is also offered, with an inhouse specialist on women's tailoring. The female form is considered in the construction of womens jackets , with "garments engineered to work in harmony with the figure", (H.Huntsman and Sons, 2010). Versatility and refined elegance is essential in the degin, with jackets fit for the office. And close attention is paid to the frabrication of jackets, with a softer canvas and silk lining utilised in production.