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post #31 of 77
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Originally Posted by agjiffy View Post

Yes, the Hammick mohair. I missed out on the midnight blue, which I think is an amazing cloth. I ended up with the navy as a substitute and I really like it, but the midnight was really special. Have you posted pictures anywhere? I would really like to see how it turned out. That house tweed is great. I'm hoping to be able to get over to Savile Row in the near future as Peter said that there are some remaining lengths of past house tweeds still around.
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Sorry. No pictures of the midnight mohair. I am pretty sure I got one of the last lengths of it as it sold quickly by subscription before they even made their US visit. I didn't jump in right away and most of it was sold. They weren't carrying it with them since it was gone, but I saw it on a piece being fit and placed a conditional order in case hey had enough left to make a suit for me. This time, I jumped on the navy.
They have been doing a fantastic run of house fabrics lately. I got a gray flannel chalk stripe made up DB. The nicest cloth, which I didn't get though, was a rope stripe on a twill ground. Ask to see that when you visit.
post #32 of 77
For a period of time, I'm not sure how long, during the nineties,
Huntsman sold RTW through Barneys. I have a pair of their slacks
and a couple of dress shirts. This didn't seem to affect their bespoke
operation, AFAIK. Did it?
post #33 of 77
The same could be said about the (US) rtw ranges from the other houses too.
post #34 of 77
Henry Poole has a RTW label in Japan as well, so I heard.
post #35 of 77
"So far, the Huntsman site is unchanged except for a new section on L'Roubi." - Dopey


I don't understand how you can say the Huntsman's website is unchanged except for the new owner's chapter because a few months ago there was an online shop which now is gone. Since my Purdey tweed cap unfortunately got washed in the machine yesterday, I looked for those caps in beautiful patterns Huntsman advertised in search of a successor but there is no trace of them now.
post #36 of 77
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Originally Posted by Naive, Jr. View Post

"So far, the Huntsman site is unchanged except for a new section on L'Roubi." - Dopey


I don't understand how you can say the Huntsman's website is unchanged except for the new owner's chapter because a few months ago there was an online shop which now is gone. Since my Purdey tweed cap unfortunately got washed in the machine yesterday, I looked for those caps in beautiful patterns Huntsman advertised in search of a successor but there is no trace of them now.
Sorry. I never looked at the online shop or noticed it was there. Try calling them.
post #37 of 77
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Sorry. I never looked at the online shop or noticed it was there. Try calling them.

I wrote Sarah Solomon and just got a friendly reply from her boss. I asked him if the website didn't change and about a tweed cap to replace my Purdey tweed flat cap which has experienced 58 minutes with occasional 40 degree centrigrade water in a washing machine. Those RTW caps on the Huntsman website in unforgettable colourful and beautiful tweed.
post #38 of 77

Lot's of talk on Huntsman. The fact that David Ward isn't there anymore and now have installed a new cutter, or old one.. what is everyone's view on this ? 


Edited by Rawan - 7/15/13 at 3:09pm
post #39 of 77
I have only used Patrick Murphy, so it is of no consequence to me.
post #40 of 77
As long as Pat and Peter remain I have no concerns.
post #41 of 77
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Originally Posted by Rawan View Post

Lot's of talk on Huntsman. The fact that David Ward isn't there anymore and now have installed a new cutter, or old one.. what is everyone's view on this ? 

I've only commisisioned one suit from Huntsman (and from abroad) but it has been a long ordeal, nearing 3 years. My take is the firm has a lot of talent but it is not a smooth process right now, like a business going through growing pains or transitional pains. Perhaps they took on too much with all of these fashion partnerships. The process internally has just felt very disjointed like the left and right arm are not in sync. In some cases, big things have gone wrong like the tailor not executing the cutters instructions well, or little things like not inserting my requested full name inside the breast pocket. I won't loose sleep over that for obvious reasons, but the fact that they got a detail wrong that is such a hallmark of the Savile Row touch is a bit telling. In fact, they still didn't correct it after I pointed it out.

I've found the firm to be very over hyped and I would recommend any American's considering their traveling bespoke program to turn instead to a high quality US tailor, or at least with a smaller tailor from the Row who can give your suit a less divided attention.
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post #43 of 77
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Originally Posted by Dempsy444 View Post

I've only commisisioned one suit from Huntsman (and from abroad) but it has been a long ordeal, nearing 3 years. My take is the firm has a lot of talent but it is not a smooth process right now, like a business going through growing pains or transitional pains. Perhaps they took on too much with all of these fashion partnerships. The process internally has just felt very disjointed like the left and right arm are not in sync. In some cases, big things have gone wrong like the tailor not executing the cutters instructions well, or little things like not inserting my requested full name inside the breast pocket. I won't loose sleep over that for obvious reasons, but the fact that they got a detail wrong that is such a hallmark of the Savile Row touch is a bit telling. In fact, they still didn't correct it after I pointed it out.

I've found the firm to be very over hyped and I would recommend any American's considering their traveling bespoke program to turn instead to a high quality US tailor, or at least with a smaller tailor from the Row who can give your suit a less divided attention.

Exact opposite of my experience. Who cut your suit?
post #44 of 77
I've been working with Dario and Johnny. Nice guys and very professional in person. Just been a painful long distance process. They're about to ship my suit again in the next week so we'll see if it arrives right this time. who did you work with?
post #45 of 77
My experience with Huntsman has been uniformly good, working with Peter Smith and Patrick Murphy.
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