Your father – the most important man in your life? You may wish you had not been confined with him, or may wish you were!
The man who drove you to school, protected you, and even let you break some rules with a smile. Now it’s time to show him how much you care about him, even if you can’t be with him on Father’s Day!
At Huntsman, we’ve been looking at all the ways we celebrate our fathers and starting closest to home, with our own Head Cutter Dario Carnera and his father, Master Last Maker John Carnera.
Though the Carnera name is synonymous with the highest quality of craftsmanship, it’s clear that it’s more than just the family name that unites these two remarkable men. Devotion to their trade, an obsession for perfection, skills honed over a lifetime, and innate knowledge of their clients’ — many of whom are shared — wants and needs.
We invited Kirby Allison of the Hanger Project to 11 Savile Row to interview these remarkable men, watch the full interview and learn more about these family values here.
Family ties run deep at Huntsman, none more so than with the Peck dynasty; three generations of men who all entrust their sartorial needs with us. Gregory Peck was a devoted patron and friend of Huntsman for over four decades, his passion for the finest quality and craftsmanship instilled in his own son Anthony, and grandson Zachary.
We took the time to talk with the Peck men about what made Gregory so special to them, and his long-standing relationship with Huntsman.
Whether it’s our cutters, clients, or coat makers, Huntsman itself is a family. Our ethos and outlook have remained unchanged since Henry Huntsman set up shop in 1849. Part of that ethos is our commitment to those we dress, and little gives us greater pleasure than creating beautiful clothes for successive generations.
This is why it was with pride last year on Father’s Day we launched our Inherited Alteration service. We now invite you to unearth the Huntsman garments which you have inherited, bring them to 11 Savile Row where you will enjoy the bespoke fitting experience, revive your relatives’ pieces and create new looks; it’s another way in which Huntsman bespoke is inherently sustainable.
Our first patron of this new service was 29-year-old entrepreneur Alby Shale, son of late communication advisor to David Cameron, Christopher Shale.
“The initial ecstasy I felt when I first wore my father’s Huntsman suit has not receded (unlike my hairline), I don’t think it ever will. For years, this suit didn’t see the light of day and now, thanks to Huntsman, I carry a little piece of him with me wherever I go. The suit still appears new, despite being made more than 20 years ago. I see no reason why I couldn’t hand it down to my son too. Being able to consider a third-generation suit is a testament to the caliber of Huntsman’s craft.”
Of course, although you may find yourself unable to visit your dad this year, that’s no reason not to spoil him still, with our thoughtful selection of gifts, available to buy online you can send dad something special, with love from afar.
For those dads who still delight in getting dressed for ‘business as usual’, a tie from Huntsman makes the ideal gift. Make sure he’s ready to go and looking as dapper as ever when moving from confinement with one of our exclusive designs in over 180 styles.
Or perhaps it’s the thrill of a new fragrance, a special pack of playing cards so he can perfect his Solitaire skills, or the luxury of our silk pajamas, making sure he’s staying chic, even if he’s not leaving the house!
Wherever you and your father find yourselves, make sure to show him how much you care, with a gift from Huntsman.