Huntsman has served as the inspiration for Matthew Vaughn’s blockbuster movies Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the prequel The King’s Man.
The Origins Of Kingsman at Huntsman
During an appointment with his cutter, Huntsman customer Matthew Vaughn imagined what might exist beyond the walls of the fitting room, with the legendary premises acting as a smokescreen for his team of spies, the Kingsmen.
Vaughn, who first visited our fitting rooms at 18 years of age, has a long relationship with Huntsman. Upon reaching that milestone age, his mother brought him in for his first bespoke outfit, urging her son to consider only Huntsman for proper suits. The experience made a lasting impression on Vaughn, and he has built an enduring sartorial rapport with the Huntsman team over the years.
Vaughn’s journey didn’t stop there. When Huntsman was acquired by Pierre Lagrange, an executive producer of Vaughn’s movies, his conception became a reality, as the story of Kingsman at Huntsman gathered momentum.
Delivering Sartorial Spy Excellence
James Bond may have cut a dash, but Colin Firth, in his role as dapper Harry Hart, and Taron Egerton, his protégé Eggsy, really up the ante in the style stakes in Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle features another iconic sartorial moment, as viewers will instantly recognise the bespoke orange velvet dinner jacket finished with a black grosgrain facing and buttons, worn by Taron Egerton in the movie. The original jacket, designed and created by Huntsman’s Creative Director Campbell Carey can still be seen on display at 11 Savile Row.
The prequel, The King’s Man was by far Huntsman’s most comprehensive sartorial endeavour. Campbell Carey worked even more closely on creating the wardrobe for the film, collaborating with Costume Designer Michele Clapton to develop costumes worn by the lead actors, and rediscovering period cloths and garment patterns to ensure authenticity and sartorial elegance.
On Location at Huntsman
In the movies, viewers will recognise our shop front, iconic stags’ heads, and fitting room, with its familiar wood panelling, coat hooks, and three-ways mirror, in homage to Huntsman fitting room 2 was officially renamed as ‘The Kingsman Room’.
Eagle-eyed viewers will also spy Huntsman’s Creative Director and Head Cutter Campbell Carey in a cameo role in the movie’s tailoring rooms.
Although much of the interior of the tailoring shop was meticulously recreated on a studio lot, to guarantee the unmistakable authenticity of Savile Row Matthew Vaughn also filmed footage captured on location at 11 Savile Row for all of the Kingsman movies.
For The King’s Man, set at the turn of the century, Savile Row was shut for an entire 48 hours and transformed to resemble the authentic London street from the 1900s.
Inspired By Kingsman
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