Huntsman, the bespoke tailor with over 150 years of history, has opened its doors to a new permanent pied-a-terre in New York. The new location, which was one legendary crooner Tony Bennett’s apartment, has been transformed to meet the needs of Huntsman’s rapidly growing US client base. The LuxPad takes a look around…
A perfectly balanced modern-meets-classic space, the new pied-a-terre is 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.
Housed in the same complex as their previous appointment-only space at 130 W. 57th Street, the new flat is three times bigger, allowing it to serve as a proper ‘club’ that is similar to Huntsman’s storied Savile Row location.
With an 18th century, 24-foot bookshelf from a British castle, a 1933 Betty Joel walnut art deco desk, vintage Ado Chale tables and two 1930s mahogany steamer trunks made on Berkeley Street in London, the pied-a-terre is an interior design sanctuary in itself.
The space is also 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 Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Ralph Lauren and Hubert de Givenchy displayed throughout.
The house has recently appointed veteran menswear executive, Ed Turco (formerly of Lora Piano), as US Director of Operations and has relocated their in-house cutter, Ralph Fitzgerald, to New York City to take on full-time cutting duties.
The new pied-a-terre, still intimate and private in nature in midtown Manhattan, is located at 130 West 57th Street, 9th floor. Appointments may be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 646-590-2595.