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Chittleborough & Morgan

Gruto

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I visited Chittleborough & Morgan on Savile Row the other day. They are one of the few pure bespoke tailors left on the Row, but don't get a lot of press. Some years ago they took over Huntman's old workshop in the basement of No. 12. The firm is the old Tommy Nutter firm. Roy Chittleborough & Joseph Morgan (Joe Morgan started at Nutters in 1970), continued together as Chittleborough & Morgan, when Tommy Nutter and later Edward Sexton left Nutters in 1981.



Joe Morgan wore a dramatic long jacket, when I was there. It fitted his slender frame really well, I think. Chittleborough & Morgan use classic tailoring techniques, but my impression is that they deviate a tad in their approach. For instance, they always cut a side body to achieve a straight skirt, a sort of signature skirt, as I understood Joe Morgan. Moreover and a bit similar to the old Nutters, they are quite open minded in regards to cloth and styling. They gladly use super cloth and Italian cloth like Loro Piana, "because the design is more interesting".

A few more photos here: http://stiljournalen.blogspot.com/20...gh-morgan.html
 

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Gruto, thank you for the great report! (Though I don't understand a word from your blog post, the pictures are superb!)

Andrey
 

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Originally Posted by Gruto
Some years ago they took over Huntman's old workshop in the basement of No. 12.

BTW, given that Huntsman sold Heddon Street workshop (according to Richard Anderson's book), and as you said C&M took over their another workshop, one wonders how much workshop space left for Huntsman's tailors themselves?

Andrey
 

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Originally Posted by andreyb2
one wonders how much workshop space left for Huntsman's tailors themselves?Andrey
I'm not sure what happened to Huntman's tailors. Joe Morgan mentioned briefly that Huntsman moved their workshop to the first floor of the neigboring house. Inside Huntsman I remember that I've seen a workspace in the the back of the room but they must have a larger workshop somewhere.
 

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I saw the Huntsman presentation during the Field Day event in October, the space did seem small for them; however, I cannot imagine Huntsman operating without an external location with more space for their staff.

C&M do have a nice set-up with enough space to accomodate the G&G display.
 

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