The iconic Huntsman cut was first purveyed by the legendary Colin Hammick, who demonstrated a natural eye for flattering cuts. Huntsman tailors went in, as they do now, for single-button jackets and coats. “Ours tends to be a slim line,” Hammick said in 1990, “influenced by the hacking coat, with a slight waist and a slight flare and a rather low opening on our coats. We try to keep a natural shoulder, but not a Brooks Brothers shoulder. We tend to rely on the silhouette of the garment rather than the details.” Original designs were often a joint effort between tailor and customer. And what a roster: Hammick’s clients included the actors Gregory Peck, Stewart Granger, Yul Brynner, Peter Sellers and Paul Newman, as well as Gianni Agnelli and the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and he also made capes for Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich.