What we love…
- Huntsman is one of the major bespoke tailors on London's famed Savile Row, and with the prestigious title comes a rich history and level of quality you can trust.
- Henry Huntsman established his shop in 1849, but it wasn't until 1919 that Huntsman moved to the Savile Row location it resides in today. The shop is well known for the two stag heads that are prominently placed on the walls as you enter, and although it seems an apt decoration for the name of the store, they were actually left by a customer in 1921, and have since became the unofficial mascot of the shop.
- Bespoke suits are the specialty here, which means a suit that has been custom tailored to your exact specifications. From your first measurements to your final fitting everything about this suit has been created to fit your needs. Whether it's business suits, wedding suits (or morning jackets), sporting, or hunting coats you're after, it's all covered here. The house specialty is a clean, sharp shoulder, one-button cut, that is slightly longer than it's contemporaries, but custom means they can cut any style your heart desires.
- Although bespoke is the main event, Huntsman also does a range of made to measure suits, as well as an edited selection of ready-to-wear. Made to measure means the pattern is cut from a standard block and then the suit is altered to fit your body. Made to measure is a great route to take if you're not ready to pony up the pounds for total bespoke, but want to dip your Italian leather loafers in custom waters. Made to measure offers a more timely turn around, and also avoids the fitting issues you'll get with off-the-rack.
- Another feature that pushes Huntsman to the top of our list of favorite Savlie Row shops is their attention to women's wear. Roubi L’Roubi is part owner, and the creative director at Huntsman since 2012, and brings his keen eye and master womenswear hands to the table. He is accomplished at designing for both women and men and brings the same classic elegance to the ladies bespoke suites.
- A range of lovely wools are always in stock but Huntsman is also known for their house tweeds that have been woven in the Isle of Islay, Scotland. The tweed patterns are designed in-house and are available in small, limited edition runs creating an even more exclusive bespoke look. The tweeds are popular fabrics for their country and shooting styles for both men and women, and come in a colorful array of patterns fresh for each season.
- And if you're lucky enough to need a parcel delivered to your door while in London, It will likely be delivered by a Huntsman delivery person using the iconic red Huntsman bicycle, which is how they deliver 80% of their London orders.