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A Centenary at 11 Savile Row     |     Lord Londonderry

Lord Londonderry
A Vintage Revival: The white Gabardine Suit

 

Lord Londonderry’s distinct, double breasted, peak lapel suit was cut in 1977 by famed Huntsman Head Cutter Colin Hammick in a distinct, off white cavalry twill. Huntsman’s Chief Archivist Paul Abraham found the original Huntsman suit belonging to Lord Londonderry for sale on Ebay.

Always keen to retrieve pieces for the Huntsman archive, and intrigued to discover if the suit would make a fitting addition to his own extensive wardrobe, Paul purchased the suit to investigate further and confirmed it was indeed a Huntsman original garment.

Huntsman’s owner Pierre Lagrange was so taken with the suit that he commissioned his own in the same style, however first would come the challenge of finding the right cloth for the job. Huntsman’s Co Head Cutter Dario Carnera worked with Holland and Sherry to create a modern version of this vintage revival.

From this original suit, Huntsman now owes its modern day Londonderry Twill, created in homage to this unique garment.

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