Brioni makes more than one silhouette, and I am not as familiar with the differences as some other posters are. I would say (generally) that Huntsman's origins are in equestrian tailoring, and their suits are very much inspired by "hacking" clothes. Â Brioni is pure "city," all the way. On the Brioni coats that I have seen, the waist suppression is not as dramatic as on a Huntsman coat. Â Huntsman also makes a longer coat (the English generally make a longer coat than the Italians). Â A Huntsman suit will be a little more "angular" rather than "hourglass," and the skirt will be more flared. The shoulders will be padded, but not pitched, and not exactly square. Â (I think they vary the angle and "lift" of the shoulder depending on a customer's height. Â Can anyone confirm this? Â Scott Sullivan?) The trousers will have a much higher rise, and a fuller leg. Â Finally, Huntsman SB coats famously have only one button. There is a great picture of a Huntsman coat in that Forbes article linked earlier.