Finding that perfect gift for February 14th can be a tricky task for both Huntsmen and Huntswomen, which is why we have curated a selection of beautiful bespoke gifts, guaranteed to impress the one you love. Huntsman has gifts available to shop online, at 11 Savile Row and at our Pied A Terre on W57th St. New York.
Though our reputation is built on the very best bespoke tailoring, for those who know, for decades Huntsman has offered so much more : beautiful bespoke gifts and accessories. These have been created exclusively for Huntsman, each being given a signature bespoke treatment that is iconically Huntsman.
With our clients’ needs always at the forefront of our mind, our accessories and gifting are designed to delight and inspire. Many of our bespoke goods taking inspiration from the Huntsman Team, such as The Huntsman Whiskey Cabinet. True to his Scottish roots, Huntsman Creative director Campbell Carey is a fine connoisseur of precious Whiskies and so we include his three of his favourite single malts.
This Havana Leather covered Cabinet is lined in exclusive Huntsman House Tweed. Room has been created for 4 Glencairn whisky glasses, a water jug for that wee drop, an exclusive Huntsman Stag head pipette and 4 leather and Tweed coasters. As nothing beats Cigar smoking with the degustation of the amber liquid, we have designed a portable humidor compartment to store 4 cigars.
Or for the namesake Huntsman in your life, these House Tweed covered gun slips mean that you’ll never mistake your gun sleeve for another’s walking to the peg. Featuring Huntsman exclusive bespoke tweed, a Havana Bridle leather trim, natural wool lining and adjustable shoulder strap, all made in East London.
For ladies enjoying country sports, we offer a vibrant array of shooting mittens and stockings. These beautiful accessories are crafted in 100% alpaca wool and are guaranteed to keep you warm all season.
To create something too special to upload to Kindle, we turned to our friends and fellow Huntsmen at Heywood Hill to create two travelling libraries. Each library housed in a beautifully repurposed vintage leather luggage, elegantly upholstered in Huntsman House Tweed.
For the Huntsman Portable Erotic Library, Heywood Hill curated eleven beautiful works of an erotic nature. For the top shelf of your study, or a surprise in guest’s bedrooms!
Heywood Hill created the other portable library with nine important and quintessentially British works of literature, essential reading for the modern gentleman.
Thinking ahead to warmer days, a romantic picnic for two can be made all the more special with this bespoke picnic hamper. Huntsman worked with Amberley Hampers to create the ideal set for an English picnic. Amberley is known the world over for creating the finest, hand fitted picnic hampers from their workshop in the beautiful, wooded Surrey Hills in the south of England. Featuring Huntsman monogrammed cutlery, crockery and flasks, the hamper contains sets of six plates, cups and saucers, knives, forks, teaspoons, napkins and champagne flutes. A corkscrew bottle opener, wine stopper, three storage containers, two flasks and a set of salt and pepper grinders are also included – just add food and drinks for a merry moment in the outdoors.
A gift perfect for both him and her is our Huntsman exclusive House Tweed printed silk Pyjamas. Perfect for cosy nights in together, In these bespoke silk pyjamas you can be one of the first people in 170 years to sport sleepwear from Huntsman. Working with luxury nightwear brand Derek Rose to create this set, Huntsman has for the first time printed silk with their exclusive house tweed pattern to give a striking effect.
Huntsman also offers an extensive range of small leather goods and accessories which make perfect gifting ideas. Our deerskin leather goods are made exclusively for the house and combine the supple elegance of a classic deerskin wallet with state of the art spyware engineering created to prevent hackers from stealing credit card details.
For the ultimate gesture of affection, consider a Huntsman Pro Hunter Rolex. For the Bespoke treatment of the limited edition Rolex Milgauss, Huntsman focused on the dial, impressing a herringbone pattern into the metal, with a touch of Huntsman claret on the crown and the second hand. This timepiece is 001 of only 011 created making it truly special.
Or to make sure the one you love smells as good as they look, you can find a selection of our exclusive scents, created in collaboration with Jo Malone. This collection of refined fragrances are tailored to the modern man creating the perfect pairing of scents and style.
These fragrances come in four unique scents, crafted to compliment your wardrobe:
Birch & Black Pepper Cologne has the cool spiciness of black pepper and cardamom, juxtaposed with smoky birch, for flannels, houndstooths and puppytooth, tweeds, herringbones.
Whisky & Cedarwood Cologne, spicy notes of pimento, finished with warm cedarwood perfect for your eveningwear, tuxedos and dark wool.
Of course, don’t forget a Huntsman tie, as exclusive as a Huntsman suit. Our Ties boast an unparalleled level of craftsmanship, and are hand made using techniques dating back over 200 years. With such exquisite detail going into each tie, they are a perfect addition to a loved ones wardrobe.
Or, for the ultimate token of affection, why not treat someone to a bespoke appointment? For a gift that is guaranteed to be the perfect fit, visit us in store at either 11 Savile Row, West 57th Street New York, or at an international trunk show. Our bespoke services are available for both ladies and gentlemen, with Ascot orders now being taken, now is the perfect opportunity to commission something special for the summer season.
Under the direction of Creative Director Campbell Carey, the autumn winter 2018 collection embraces the house’s strong visual signature and celebrates synonymous styles from its extensive archive. Spanning a range of ready-to-wear and complimentary accessories, the collection offers versatile and effortlessly stylish pieces to fit in any gentleman’s wardrobe.
The highlight of the collection are three slim-fit sports jackets in signature Huntsman style referencing the house’s riding and sporting origins. Available in brown and olive, the two herringbone jackets are crafted from a soft blend cloth of merino and Shetland wool, the finest micro count to be found in Britain that embody the earthy elegance only known to the Isle of Shetland. The third sports jacket, available in grey sherry tweed, offers a modern yet traditional look with a cloth that has been meticulously crafted to give it its rich vibrant colour.
Three cotton and wool trousers are available to compliment the jackets in a brown brushed cotton, herringbone and striking green Glenroyal check.
A new range of four cashmere cable knit jumpers with exclusive rib detailing arrive for the winter season. Available in navy, charcoal, burgundy and camel colourways, each jumper is hand-knitted from 100% cashmere sourced from the highest peaks of the Himalayas. Alongside this, a pair of cotton and cashmere blend shirts in new navy and grey colourways are available which offer soft, warm yet breathable qualities.
This hotly-anticipated occasion in the game shooting calendar sees enthusiasts convene on the heathery moors of northern England and the Scottish Highlands, where guns – as those who take part are known – gather to shoot the red grouse, a bird native to Britain.
The grouse flies low, at around 60 miles an hour, meaning that a successful shot requires the utmost skill and concentration. Indeed, those shooting and spectating are instructed to speak in hushed tones and dress in tonal colours, so that they don’t stand out on the moors. Birds are known to have turned at the sight of an inadvertent bright color worn by the disappointed gun from 300 yards up.
To celebrate the start of the season, Huntsman, befitting the house’s heritage in country pursuits, has recreated the scene of a shoot in the Scottish Highlands in its Savile Row window. The backdrop is set with a carpet of heather, guns from Purdey, and pheasant feathers from our Chairman’s shoot, while the mannequins are clad in Huntsman’s distinguished shooting garments, following the tradition of taking their colours from nature. The tweeds are in tones of browns and grass green - with a touch of purple for the heather - designed to harmonise with the landscape, all the better to camouflage the wearer from the birds. To complete the country scene, the display features Huntsman's new, exquisite picnic basket. Click here to order your Huntsman picnic basket; an essential for any elegant 11's.
Huntsman picnic basket
Huntsman Double Gun Slip
Huntsman’s window spotlights a summer temperatures light brown gabardine shooting suit – complete with jacket, waistcoat, and breeches - that belonged to Eric Clapton, along with a bespoke lady’s shooting garment - a relative rarity on Savile Row.
Click here to schedule an appointment to create your own Clapton-style grouse/quail/summer shooting suit
For ladies, there’s a three-piece shooting suit - cut to retain the elegance of a woman’s silhouette, whilst allowing for movement out in the field. The suit’s jacket is cut with shooting pleats, a half belt at the back, and bellows pockets with a claret suede trim. And in keeping with Huntsman’s signature cut, it has one button and a high arm hole. The plus two trousers are cut to flatter the figure, hugging the small of the back and draping over the seat and thigh.
To discover more about crafting your own ladies’ shooting suit and to discuss your options with a Huntsman Client Manager, click here.
Huntsman is unveiling its tweed Shooting accessories- an all-important part of one’s gear. Proudly sporting our bespoke house tweeds, they are available to buy now. ready for the shooting season. Pieces span from a tweed covered rifle slip, to a Peck tweed cartridge pouch. Which, if you so wish, are also available in any tweed that fits technical criteria, using our bespoke services.
Click here to discuss your bespoke shooting accessories options with a Huntsman client manager.
Single Gun Slip
Double Gun Slip
Tweed Covered Cartridge Pouch
Also available in our ready-to- wear collection, is the Green Cawdor Tweed Flat Cap, that evokes the mossy tones of the grouse moors, through to alpaca wool shooting stockings with garters and trims– that protect the legs while wearing short breeches, and come in tones of olive green and slate grey - to alpaca shooting mittens, to guard the hands against the cold while shooting.
Lastly, for bedtime, why not slip on one of our new house tweed printed silk pyjama, for dreaming of you or your partners on the fields?
Click here to buy the Huntsman house tweed silk pyjamas.
Pay a visit to Huntsman to pick your colours now, staking your claim as the most stylish gun on the moors, or just to talk shooting with our enthusiast client managers and cutters.
To celebrate the season, Huntsman's headquarters' window has a breezy, nautical theme, displaying the house's distinguished summer designs alongside some very special items.
Huntsman's elegant summer windows instantly evoke the cool of the ocean, transporting passers-by from the bustle of the city.
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."
Huntsman x Country Life Style Diaries: The Sports Coat
Over the course of 2018, Huntsman will release monthly style guides in conjunction with Country Life, detailing the proper way to dress; from lapels on a dinner jacket, to the sleeves on an overcoat, from the essential components of a shooting outfit, to whether a business suit should be double or single breasted - Huntsman's experts will impart their sartorial knowledge, in the ultimate guide on what to wear.
Watch the video series here.
The tweed sports coat is associated with a classic and sophisticated aesthetic yet is completely suitable for most casual settings; Huntsman's Head Cutter, Campbell Carey, explains how to wear it.
The tweed sports coat is designed to be worn without matching trousers and is traditionally donned to watch outdoor sporting events however in recent years, has become synonymous with smart weekend leisure attire.
Trousers and a sports jacket form an incredibly versatile outfit, which originally came about from circumstances where a full set of tweeds, or a three piece suit, were considered too formal.
Huntsman is the house of tweed, and the house style is particularly prominent in tweed coats - single button, tapered waist, longer skirt. If there is an overcheck in the tweed of a sports coat, it is always a good idea to coordinate the tone of the check with ones trousers.
There are many interesting features of the tweed sports coat, which lend themselves well to modern fabrics; waist belted, single breasted, gun pleats, and patch hacking pockets, which are ideal for holding gloves or a scarf.
One should avoid unnecessary adornments in a tweed sports coat, unless for field or functionality.
The gold standard in sports coat dressing is the Earl of Cawdor in 1924- this is a fine example of Huntsman's traditional craftsmanship. The 1924 tweed sports coat was returned recently only to replace the buttons with the jacket remaining as stylish today as it was nearly 100 years ago!
In its ready to wear collection for spring summer 2018, Huntsman presents a capsule wardrobe of timeless classics in cloths that combine performance and comfort with style, no matter how challenging the weather.
For Creative Director Campbell Carey, a new collection brings an opportunity to explore the character and qualities of the finest cloths. In fresco, he has found a lightweight, durable alternative to linen: just as breathable, but with far greater crease resistance.
Fresco is a high spun yarn cloth with a textured finish that makes it especially pleasing to the eye. In this, Campbell has designed the classic, slim and structured Huntsman one-button suit, in a choice of navy and grey. The drape of the cloth accentuates the House’s distinctive cut, with its clean lines, waisted silhouette and slightly flared skirt. When travel is on the agenda, this is the suit that will take you from umbrella to sunglasses in style.
Bold checks and rich earthy tones distinguish the tweed collections that are an inseparable part of the Huntsman DNA. This year, Campbell brings a flavour of the bespoke to ready-to-wear with three sports jackets in high-quality cloth, featuring checks that have their origins in Scotland.
The Tan Gun Check, a geometric pattern made up of four colours, is a nod to the House’s hunting heritage. It is joined by another 100% wool cloth, the Brown Glen Check, a more muted design from Glenurquhart, and the Blue Glenfinnan Check, which is woven in a deliciously heavy linen. “These jackets are a modern play on a design classic,” says Campbell. “They can be dressed up or down, thanks to over checks of rust and denim blue which make them especially versatile when matching with accessories.
These are outstanding, long-term additions to your wardrobe, as you would expect from Huntsman.
It’s a glorious time, defined – for many – by the beginning of the shooting season. Whilst a lucky few have already stomped around a northern hill in pursuit of the regal Grouse, for most of the 600,000 of us that shoot the sporting season begins with Partridges in September.
Thousands of French, and the occasional English, Partridges lurk in bushels and hedges all across the UK. Keepers plan their first days in minute detail. Spaniels increase the intensity of their way, sensing something’s up. The young boy who will be shooting for the first time falls asleep, thinking of nothing but that first day.
It’s a truly magical time.
In reality shooting is somewhat irrelevant to a truly special day. The best days don’t focus on the birds but on the company, the lunch and the endless banter that invariably mingles with such a spectacular event. Increasingly fashion is becoming an important element. Being smart was always critical, but – when you can be sitting by a hedge for an hour in the pouring rain – style has to be matched by comfort and practicality.
‘Plus Fours’, the quarter-length tweed trousers worn by almost any shot in the UK, are an example of this. They might not be the most stylish – but they allow for a boot to be worn, with woollen socks, helping keep us all dry. Similarly, many guns wear ties – not just to be smart, but to keep their necks dry.
Perhaps the most important garment in any keen shot’s wardrobe is the coat. Traditionally fashioned from tweed, the older varieties were thick and heavy. Yes, they kept you dry but the stench at the end of a wet day was incomparable. Swinging your arms – so important for shooting – was near impossible. Modern varieties are far superior, incorporating new fabrics into the tweed and taking advantage of better tailoring. Simply, come rain or shine, nothing beats a beautifully tailored hand-made tweed suit, created from sensibly weighted cloth.
It is now the Ladies, though, that are dominating the fashion stakes on the shooting field. As more women become involved as shots, pickers up or beaters – designers have responded. Whilst ‘country style’ might not itself be new, the role it is playing in the industry has never been as big. Indeed, The Telegraph recently launched a Country Style column, spearheaded by Lady Alice Manners. Lady Alice notes that mainstream designers are taking the country influence to the catwalks of the city, whilst also providing an array of chic but suitable clothing for the field. All of which is contributing to the £2 billion that shooting is worth to the UK economy.
Whilst you can’t guarantee the weather, the company or the lunch you can always rely on Huntsman to keep you both comfortable and smart on the shooting field. Whether it’s a walked up day in Gloucestershire or a partridge spectacular in Yorkshire, ensure you’re the best dressed. Then get some shooting lessons.
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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.