Location: London, England
Address: 11 Saville Row
Date: August 2015
Saville Row has been the place for bespoke tailoring in London since the early 1800s. Bespoke tailoring is a custom made suit that is cut to perfectly fit the individual. Usually you buy a suit and they will take it in or let it out to make it fit better. Bespoke is the high end of tailoring. We visited one of the shops on a drizzly evening as we headed out for dinner. We visited a shop called Huntsman, not for a good fitting suit, but for a different reason altogether.
The Hunstman shop at 11 Seville Row made an appearance in the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. In the movie the tailor shop is called Kingsman and houses a secret spy headquarters filled with gadgets and hidden rooms. Harry Hart (Colin Firth) is a spy who wants to train a young lad called Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and brings him to the tailor shop. Hunstman provided not just the location, but the suits for the fictional Kingsman. Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Cane also get to dress in style as part of the cast. Real life clients include the Royal family, Clark Gable, David Bowie and Ronald Reagan.
The shop was closed when we visited or we may have attempted to venture inside. We didn't see any obvious spy activity, except for the car (above) that turned on with no driver inside. What will they think of next?
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Huntsman & Sons
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