The Savile Row House, Huntsman has just unveiled their Autumn/Winter 2017 Ready to Wear collection, which celebrates three centuries of sartorial excellence. This collection was designed by Campbell Carey, formerly of Davies & Son, who joined Huntsman as creative director, back in 2015. For this year’s collection, Carey found inspiration via his 20 year career in bespoke tailoring as well as through Huntsman’s own extensive archives.
Unique for this year, Huntsman hand selected Zackary Peck to model the A/W ready to wear collection. Zackary is the grandson of Gregory Peck who, aside from being one of Hollywood’s golden age stars, was also one of Huntsman’s most devoted clients. Throughout Gregory’s life he ordered no less than 150 suits from the Savile Row House. Zackary’s appearance in the campaign goes on to demonstrate generations of admiration for this timeless bespoke tailor.
This season’s collection’s most prominent style is an iconic single button jacket, featuring Huntsman’s classic slim silhouette and tapered waist. One such example is the Fresco Suit in dark grey hopsack, that’s open weave makes for an ideal travel garment. In addition, Cashmere sports coats are abundant and are offered in multiple colours including both the quintessential autumn Blue Sussex and Green Dorset. The sports coat’s cashmere is manufactured in a check style motif with eight layers of yarn by Joshua Ellis, who is currently celebrating their 250 year anniversary. The end result are patterns who’s level of material depth is rarely rivaled.
Additional insights into Campbell’s design philosophy become inherently apparent in the midnight blue evening suit, inspired by Daniel Craig’s midnight blue tuxedo in Skyfall. The suit is completed in a highly unique Matt finish with a satin lapel, and a design which tricks the eye to emulate a longer more narrow waist line.
The Autumn Winter collection also highlights a collaboration with shirt-maker Turnbull & Asser, who’s shirts are made from handpicked Egyptian cotton and offer two floating collars for the Huntsman collection (Huntsman or Hammick). More casual options include lightweight polo shirts, knitwear cardigans, and merino wool jumpers in brown, blue, green, and red, which pair well with jeans or chinos. Accessories for this season include leather soled slippers in your choice of Green Cawdor tweed or Four Point Star cashmere tweed.