Huntsman opens bigger New York Pied-A-Terre
Savile Row tailor Huntsman has moved into a larger, permanent New York pied-à-terre just over a year after taking a residency in the city (its first ever outside of the UK) due to increased demand from its US customer base.
At 2,030 sq ft the new apartment is three times larger than the former space and used to be home to crooner Tony Bennett. It is housed in the same complex as it former residence at 130 W. 57th Street and has been outfitted with a dedicated cutting room, private fitting room and double-height living area/lounge for client reception that also serves as a fabric library.
As well as expanding the space Huntsman has appointed veteran menswear executive, Ed Turco, formerly of Lora Piano, as US director of operations and has relocated its in-house cutter, Ralph Fitzgerald, to New York to take on full-time cutting duties.
The apartment also serves as an art haven with an original Andy Warhol portrait of Dick Banks and an Anthony McCall drawing. It also has Huntsman’s own original bespoke measurement parchment from renowned clients including Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Ralph Lauren and Hubert de Givenchy displayed throughout.
Furnishings include an 18th century, 24-foot bookshelf from a British castle, a 1933 walnut art deco desk from renowned furniture and interior designer Betty Joel, vintage Ado Chale tables and two 1930s mahogany steamer trunk wardrobes made on Berkeley Street in London.
One of the most renowned London tailors Huntsman was founded in 1849. As well as bespoke tailoring it offers made-to-measure and ready-to-wear collections and recently launched an at-home fitting and delivery service for central London clients.