July 19, 2017: Huntsman & Sons have opened a new permanent pied-a-terre in Manhattan at 130 West 57th Street in New York.
The new location, which was once legendary crooner Tony Bennett’s apartment, 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. 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 similar to Huntsman’s storied Savile Row location.
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 pied-a-terre features an 18th century 24-foot bookshelf from a British castle, a 1933 Betty Joel walnut art deco desk (described as her chef d’oeuvre), vintage Ado Chale tables and two 1930’s mahogany steamer trunk wardrobes made on Berkeley Street in London.
The space also features 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.