The Huntsman Tweed Competition is back for its third year. What better opportunity to take advantage of social distancing, and get creative by designing your own unique tweed? Be in with a chance of winning your own Tweed Experience and have your design produced by Huntsman’s partner mill in Scotland. The winning creation will be featured in the collection of tweeds in Huntsman's infamous archive on Savile Row. Further to this, the winner will receive two pairs of tweed slippers in their pattern, embroidered with a motif of their choosing. The competition is open to entrants worldwide, so why not flex your creative muscles and get started on your own bespoke tweed creation.
This Father’s Day, give something special back to dad
For the man that gives so much, Father’s Day, Sunday 16th June, is the perfect opportunity to give something back, in gesture at least, with a gift from Huntsman.
The relationship we have with fathers is one so special, Huntsman feels privileged to have a role of confidante in the relationship between fathers and their daughters and sons, dressing dynasties since Henry Huntsman and Sons opened doors in 1849.
Huntsman offers an extensive selection of accessories and to help you pick something special for dad, we asked some of the fathers and sons at Huntsman to give us their favourite picks; gift ideas they'd love to give and receive!
and let Huntsman help you celebrate your Father on June 16th.
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.
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 Urban Tweed collection takes its cues from New York’s glittering night-time skyline, with the dark grey, black, and white-toned tweed created with Johnstons of Elgin to echo the look of the city’s skyscrapers glittering at night.
To celebrate the collection’s unveiling, the house invited guests to its New York home to experience the designs close-up, while waiters from Cipriani circulated with the restaurant’s delectable Italian canapés, and Balvenie offered tastings of some of its hand-picked whiskies.
During the evening, Wei Koh, The Rake’s founder, spoke about the creative process behind the collection, while Ed Turco, Huntsman’s Head of Bespoke in the US, gave guests an insight into the ingenuity – and the relationship between the client and the house - that goes in to creating Huntsman’s bespoke tailoring. Indeed, the US is no stranger to Hunstman’s bespoke offering. Earlier this year, the house drove its gleaming Airstream Mobile Tailoring Studio across 11 American cities, where customers could be fitted for a bespoke suit, or simply gain an insight into the experience.
The Urban Tweed collection itself is made up of two full looks built around the Urban Tweed hacking jacket, which Huntsman’s head cutter and creative director Campbell Carey has reimagined, transforming it “from something you’d wear in the country into the sexiest, louchest, boulevard prowling jacket, that would be equally at home at a gallery opening or an elegant dinner,” says Carey. To achieve this urbane look, the jacket is cut with slightly wider lapels, a bolder shoulder, and a flared skirt. “Everything is larger than life, the way New York is larger than life,” notes Carey.
Added to the collection are charcoal flannel trousers, and a pair of black denim pleated trousers. A sleeveless, charcoal knit waistcoat is intended to add a layer of warmth under the jacket in the cold New York weather, while evening slippers in the charcoal Urban Tweed add a fun – and luxurious – element.
Among the accessories is a matt-textured, grey knit tie, and a black and white silk pocket square printed with an aerial view of Manhattan’s grid-like street system.
The collection is available now exclusively at therake.com.
Huntsman’s Autumn Winter 2017 Ready to Wear Collection celebrates a heritage that spans three centuries. Inspiration comes both from the house’s extensive archives and from Creative Director Campbell Carey’s experience in bespoke tailoring. The result is a timeless wardrobe of elegant pieces working together to offer an outfit for every occasion.
At the heart of the collection, as ever, is the house’s iconic single-button jacket, with its slim silhouette and tapered waist. Our standout design this season is the Cashmere Sports Jacket, available in two colours, Green Dorset and Blue Sussex. It features a ticking check design recently discovered in our archives by Campbell and brought to life in collaboration with Joshua Ellis, to celebrate the cashmere manufacturer’s 250th anniversary. Sourced from inner and outer Mongolia, the cloth is made up of eight yarns, which are twisted together to create a luxurious finish and remarkable depth of colour. Originally available only in bespoke, its move into our ready-to-wear line evidences the way our activities inform each other.
Another fine fabric making its first appearance in ready-to-wear is cashmere doeskin, which is used to create a luxury version of our classic Navy Blazer. As its name suggests, doeskin has a soft, lustrous finish achieved through a tight weave, giving it a luxuriant sheen when light falls on its surface. The blazer pairs beautifully with another classic: dark grey flannel trousers. Campbell has introduced a new flat fronted style this season, which creates the impression of length and is almost regimental, looking good with or
without a jacket. This slim cut is also available in three different check designs of varying boldness, from subtle to statement piece.
Zack Peck in the Cashmere Doeskin Navy Blazer
Campbell’s intuitive understanding of cut and styling can be seen at its sophisticated best in one of the collection’s highlights, our Midnight Blue Evening Suit. While black is the more traditional choice for evening wear, our suit is inspired in part by Daniel Craig’s rule-breaking midnight blue tuxedo in Skyfall. The matt finish of a hopsack weave contrasts with the lustre of a satin lapel, the curves of which have been designed to sit higher on the torso, giving the impression of a longer waist line.
A further highlight is the one-button Fresco Suit in a dark grey hopsack, the open weave of which makes it ideal for travel, thanks to its incredible recovery and crease resistance. Comfortable and breathable even in warm weather, this suit can take its wearer from an autumn London to a warmer climate in style.
The one-button Fresco Suit worn with the Camel Ventile overcoat
The season sees the continuation of a second successful collaboration, this time with Jermyn Street shirt maker Turnbull & Asser. Huntsman shirts are made from 100% handpicked Egyptian cotton and offer a choice of two floating collars - the Huntsman and Hammick - which combine with classic and slim fits to give customers the flexibility they prefer. And it’s flexibillity that lies behind the addition of a lightweight polo neck to our knitwear range. Made of extra fine Merino wool and available in shades of brown, blue, green and red, these comfortable yet luxurious jumpers can be worn with smart trousers, jeans or chinos, to offer a versatile autumn layer. We’ve also added a deep, satisfying maroon to the navy and grey versions of our popular cable knit cardigan. Among Huntsman’s accessories for the season are slippers in a choice of Green Cawdor tweed or Four Point Star cashmere tweed, in sizes 6 to 11. The result of our third significant collaboration, they are made by hand using signature Huntsman designs and can be worn in or outside, thanks to their leather soles.