An Eye for Cufflinks: Huntsman’s Campbell Carey's Ballyedmond II Highlights
The Ballyedmond Collection Part II: Gentlemen’s Accessories online sale features a selection of elegant gentlemen’s dressing accessories assembled by discerning collector Lord Ballyedmond. To coincide with the sale, we asked Campbell Carey, Creative Director at Huntsman, to select his personal favourites from the collection. He told us: “I’d advise our clients to wear cufflinks anytime when wearing a formal lounge suit or blazer. They’re a subtle way to key in accessories of tie, pocket square or watch and they add such a personal touch to the uniformity of a formal suit.” Take a look below at his selections from the sale.
ONYX DRESS SET AND TWO PAIRS OF ONYX AND DIAMOND CUFFLINKS. ESTIMATE £300–500.
Campbell Carey: These are probably the most versatile from the whole collection. The onyx and diamond are a perfect pairing for our exclusive midnight blue mohair and wool barathea dinner suiting, along with our Marcella fronted shirt- an ideal combination for any formal wear occasion.
Whether it’s our cutters or clients, coat makers, dispatch managers or creative director, Huntsman is a family. Our ethos and values have remained unchanged since Henry Huntsman set up shop in 1849. Rooted in our commitment to those we dress. Little gives us greater pleasure than creating beautiful clothes and accessories worn by successive generations.
In celebration of the forthcoming Father's Day festivities, the Huntsman team have curated a collection of gifts with every type of father at the forefront of their minds. Hand-selecting various Huntsman gifts that suit interests ranging from homeware to silverware, or quintessential tailoring:
GREY DIAGONAL SLUB SILK TIE
"I believe a tie makes the ultimate statement for a discerning dresser and this grey silk and wool mix woven textured style will easily become his favourite." - Hadden (Senior Client Manager)
11 SAVILE ROW POCKET SQUARE
"I just love the intricate detail of the Savile Row house print on this Pockets Square. And its super soft as its been cut from the finest silk and hand rolled. This pocket square makes the perfect finishing touch a suit needs." - Daisy K (Communications Director)
BLUE END ON END CLASSIC FIT SHIRT
"This shirt offers luxury and comfort as it is made from the highest grade of Egyptian cotton, with a double cuff perfect for him to wear to those special occasions. It will definitely make a classic wardrobe staple for a distinguished gentleman." - Dario (Head Cutter
BLUE DOUBLE SIDED ENAMEL CUFFLINK
"This is one of my favourites as it has both the stag and herringbone design and is available in a number of colour variations for you to choose from. These sterling silver cufflinks make a timeless gift a father will treasure." - Carol (Product Development)
CAWDOR HOUSE TWEED SLIPPERS
"There's no better way for him to spend the 17th June than with his feet up in these satin cushioned wool slippers. They also make the perfect footwear choice for his next dinner party." - Paul (Dispatch Manager)
EXCLUSIVE CASHMERE BLANKET THROW
"I will be treating him to this Moss green rutland exclusive cashmere blanket throw, the first of its kind by Huntsman. A luxury essential for those cosy nights." - Daisy M (Communications Assistant)
Gregory Peck’s children and grandchildren are continuing the Oscar-winner’s love of bespoke Huntsman suits. We were delighted to interview Anthony and Zackary Peck in an emotional recount of the influential role their father and grandfather Gregory played in both of their lives. What better Father’s day tribute? Click here to watch the video.
8 Unique Gifts for Father's Day from Huntsman Online
Want to put a smile on a loved one’s face this Father’s Day (Sunday, 17 June)? We asked Sotheby’s UK Chairman Harry Dalmeny to select his ideal gifts from the HUNTSMAN: Curated by Pierre Lagrange online sale, closing on 1 June. Click ahead to see Harry’s selection of unique and bespoke gifts, which will make your father the envy of all others.
HUNTSMAN: Curated by Pierre Lagrange
22 May - 1 June | Online
Huntsman Bespoke Backgammon Jacket, Amba Jackson
"This backgammon jacket is my sort of wearable tech." VIEW LOT
Huntsman Bespoke Etracker Electric Bicycle, Vintage Electric
"Electric bike. Two words meant to go together…" VIEW LOT
Bespoke Huntsman Cashmere Cowboy Boots, Rocketbuster el Paso
"These boots were made for nothing so prosaic as walking." VIEW LOT
Bespoke Slogan Cashmere Jumpers, Huntsman
"Perfect to allow a father to get it on his chest." VIEW LOT
"Yak yak yak. If it was good enough for Gheghis Khan, its good enough for dad…" VIEW LOT
Cartier, A Yellow Gold Triple Calendar Wristwatch, Ref 2187 Case 366666, circa 1945
"The elegance would be timeless, were it not a Cartier watch." VIEW LOT
A Set of Ten Elizabeth II Silver Stacking Shot Cups, in a Fitted Leather Case, Clive Burr, London, 2018
"Oh all right. I'll just have a thimble full. Or ten…" VIEW LOT
The Huntsman: Curated by Pierre Lagrange online-only sale (22 May–1 June) showcases stylish objects and bespoke pieces from the collection of the Savile Row tailor’s owner and financier Pierre Lagrange. Ahead of the sale, we asked entrepreneur Juan Santa Cruz - "...designer of some of the world’s most sought-after places to drink and dine, including Isabel in Mayfair and Casa Cruz in Notting Hill and, according to GQ magazine, one of the best-dressed restaurateurs in London - to select his highlights from the sale.
View the whole lot list here.
Sterling silver engine turned money clip, Lionheart. Estimate £200-300. "There is nothing more elegant or more useful than a money clip, especially one from Huntsman with an engine turn."
Huntsman claret shagreen watch and cufflink box, Cuir D'Ocean. Estimate £3,000-5,000. "This watch and cufflink box is the perfect gift."
Huntsman cashmere 15" MacBook cover, Simpson Leather London. Estimate £500-700. "A must have. I have one and I love it."
Huntsman & Pro Hunter, A stainless steel automatic wristwatch with bracelet ref 116400 case h18611c1 circa 2010. Estimate £12,000-18,000. "Milgauss + Huntsman: a perfect match."
A pair of Huntsman tweed covered gun slips, Simpson Leather London. Estimate £1,200-1,800. "The best for your guns. I wish I had a pair of these."
Huntsman bespoke royal despatch box, Foster and Son.
Estimate £2,000-3,000. "As British as it gets. You'll feel like the Chancellor of the Exchequer with one of these. Without the responsibility."
The Huntsman online-only luxury sale features an array of bespoke pieces from the private collection of Huntsman owner and financier, Pierre Lagrange, alongside commissioned new works that exemplify the Huntsman lifestyle. Click ahead to see highlights from the sale in a stunning shoot featuring model Andrea Zelletta and styled by Wallpaper* Interiors Director Amy Heffernan at the Huntsman shop on Savile Row.
) Huntsman & Pro Hunter, a pvd-coated stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers' watch with date ref 116610 case e573s058 circa 1990. Estimate £12,000-18,000
Huntsman shagreen backgammon and draughts board, Cuirs D'Ocean. Estimate £4,000-5,000.
Huntsman & Pro Hunter, a pvd-coated stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers' watch with date ref 116610 case e573s058 circa 1990. Estimate £12,000-18,000
Six bespoke Huntsman claret leather covered hangers. Estimate £2,400–3,000; Huntsman bespoke suit with Caracciolo digital printed silk lining. Estimate £5,000–10,000; Adidas, Huntsman Stan Smith tennis shoes. Estimate £300–500.
Huntsman bespoke tweed dual function pool and dining table, W.T. Burgess. Estimate £15,000–20,000.
Huntsman & Pro Hunter, a stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with registers and bracelet ref 116520 case d3104570 no 011 circa 2010. Estimate £20,000–30,000; Pair of gold and enamel cufflinks, James De Givenchy. Estimate £2,000–3,000.
Huntsman royal red slippers, Foster and Son. Estimate £300–500; Huntsman bespoke royal despatch box, Foster and Son. Estimate £2,000–3,000; Huntsman Exclusive 100% cashmere moss green rutland throw with two matching cushions, Joshua Ellis. Estimate £1,000–1,500
Huntsman Dunhill sports turbo lighter, Lionheart. Estimate £400–600; A silver smoking compendium, Louis Kuppenheim, Germany, circa 1930, retailed by Cartier New York, circa 1970. Estimate £3,200–4,200; Huntsman bespoke Murano glass decanter, Yali. Estimate £300–500; Huntsman monogrammed set of 48 Murano glasses, Yali. Estimate £1,000–1,500.
The most enjoyable fixture on the Gentleman’s calendar
Country pursuits hold a special significance for Huntsman; the house’s history is inextricably linked with riding, hunting and shooting. Our founder Henry Huntsman was (as the name suggests) a keen sportsman and when the house was founded, in 1849, it quickly gained a reputation as London’s premier sporting and shooting tailors’.
Today, we take great pride in our heritage. Huntsman’s sporting customers have ranged from George V and Clarke Gable - those Huntsman safari suits in Mogambo - to Eric Clapton and the Earl of Cawdor. Our famous stags’ heads were left by a customer who came in to fit his shooting suit in 1926 and a pair of Henry Huntsman’s very own breeks are still proudly on display at our Savile Row shop.
As with all traditional British sports, it’s important to approach the season suitably prepared and to understand its foibles. Doubtless, many Huntsman customers will be seasoned sportsmen, but it’s important to ensure that your shooting clothes are up to scratch. It was Edward VII who said that dressing appropriately is as important as tipping your loader and bringing a suitable thank you gift for your host. Huntsman is well positioned to ensure that not only your suit but all of its furnishings are beautifully made and fit for purpose.
First, your suit. Not only should it be elegant and comfortable, it must take account of various shooting-focused design features. Action backs, half-belts and bellows pockets all require specialist attention to tailor correctly, as do shooting vests and breeks. Suits can be cut with matching breeks, or separate coats can be paired with plus-twos, fours or eights in heavy moleskin, thorn proof or whipcord. We recommend that breeks and coats be cut in the same cloth and can advise clients on the right fabrics and styling details accordingly.
Our Client Managers are there to understand your every need this season. Perhaps a light Gabardine is preferred for the start of the season when shooting grouse and early English partridge in warmer weather. Or, as the temperature drops, why not include a fishtail brace back to your shooting trousers for that extra bit of warmth whilst remaining inherently elegant.
Even the lining is important. Huntsman customers now have the option to digitally print their favourite piece of artwork or photograph into the lining of their jacket; such as one customer's beautiful jacket lining of 'Grouse in Flight' as shown below.
Remembering shooting is of course not a Gentleman only sport, we feel it's important to highlight our womenswear capabilities, with Campbell Carey at the helm. His ability to reconcile form with function creates elegant shapes and silhouettes in ladies bespoke shooting wear. Huntsman has made some exquisite tweed suits and plus 4's for women . Why not go for some trews or cigarette trousers to really stand out at the shooting dinners?
Gentlemen, treat your better half to a bespoke shooting suit (that will go a long way to forgive you for that extra day spent shooting with friends!)
Of course, Huntsman also enjoys a long tradition of designing house tweeds. We have a long tradition of weaving our tweeds on Islay, by the oldest mill in the Inner Hebrides, with careful attention paid to our signature checks. Customers can choose from any of these iconic cloths, but can also now commission their own bespoke tweed. Our team will work with clients to design a tweed with personal significance, with designs mapped onto a garment using cutting-edge design software. Once the design is perfected, clients have the option to travel to Islay with the Huntsman team to experience their tweed on the loom. The result is a bespoke suit that is completely unique, cut in an authentic cloth that bears special significance, available only to the customer and his family.
With the foundation of your outfit taken care of, there’s plenty more to think about.
Suits should be dressed with appropriate ties, we advise discreet knitted ties or our stag’s head silk tie, which is well suited to shooting. To the beautifully contoured cut of Turnbull & Asser, we have added the Huntsman eye for detail and classic tattersall pattern to create the perfect shooting shirt.
It also pays to pack some warming knitwear, either to layer under your shooting vest or to wear post-shoot. We offer a trio of cable-knit cardigans, knitted in a traditional Welsh workshop in the finest three-ply Himalayan cashmere. In navy, charcoal and dark olive, they lend themselves to country dress beautifully.
This season we are introducing our beautiful lightweight John Smedley polo necks. A stylish way to keep one's neck warm; the classic fine merino wool roll neck style is the perfect layer for a day of comfort in the cold. Created in 6 different colourways, that match with our wealth of tweeds.
A tweed cap is a final, practical addition. We are very happy to make caps in matching tweed to your suit, but also carry a selection in store and online.
Huntsman also enjoys innovating where appropriate; if you’re looking for a shooting vest with a difference, customers can request that the vest’s shooting patch be lined with technogel. Technogel is a soft, lightweight gel that retains its shape and is highly shock-absorbent – perfect for eliminating the kick-back from your gun.
We offer a range of accessories that make for the perfect gift for your shoot’s host. Huntsman produces a range of fine cashmere scarves, box-cloth braces (which the gentleman always needs in his wardrobe) and finely-turned 18-carat gold and silver cufflinks should you stuck for gift ideas. This season also sees the introduction of beautiful cashmere blankets - the perfect gift to warm your hosts shooting lodge as the temperatures begin to drop.
The shooting season ushers in an exciting time of year, bringing with it a rare opportunity to embrace a Great British tradition.
Allow Huntsman to be of assistance for all your sartorial needs in the field this season.