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Savile Row tailor Huntsman partnered with Sotheby’s in an online-only luxury lifestyle auction which featured an array of bespoke pieces from the private collection of Huntsman owner and financier, Pierre Lagrange.

Amassed over several years and many continents, each item was hand-picked from some of the world’s leading companies and artisans, and reflected the ultimate Huntsman lifestyle, from a timeless Cartier watch to cashmere-lined cowboy boots, a tweed billiards table to a customised onesie in the Huntsman Burning Man print.

Highlights of the sale included the iconic orange smoking jacket as worn by Eggsy in the film Kingsman, bespoke by Campbell Carey who cut the original prototype, and a pair of 18-carat gold Givenchy cufflinks designed by James de Givenchy and inspired by his uncle Hubert de Givenchy, who frequently graced Huntsman’s fitting rooms. Claret Adidas Stan Smith trainers, watches customised by Huntsman and Sea2See sunglasses were also on offer.

Potential bidders registered from more than 25 countries with 85 per cent of bidders being private collectors and 43 per cent being first time buyers. Out of all lots sold 60 per cent were wearables.

Harry Dalmeny, Sotheby’s UK chairman, said: “This sale saw the legacies of two historic Mayfair institutions collide in an exceptional opportunity to acquire bespoke creations from the most exclusive tailor on Savile Row.”

Savile Row tailor Huntsman partnered with Sotheby’s

City branch manager was renowned for his generosity and sense of humour

 

Savile Row is mourning the death of Christopher Perrin, manager of the City branch of Cad & the Dandy, who has died aged 34.

 

Perrin was beloved by Cad & the Dandy customers for his sense of humour and generosity. John Baker, creative manager at Cad & the Dandy, said: “He was very funny, the kind of guy who gets on with everyone. He was thoughtful, generous and everybody liked him.”

 

Baker said Perrin’s death had come as “a complete shock”. Christopher Perrin was born on June 13 1984 in Sidcup, Kent and moved to Colchester at a young age. His interest in menswear began as an adolescent.

 

His mother Niki Perrin said: “He always loved clothes, which he was interested in from the age of 14. It was my fault for encouraging him, as I would change his outfits six times a day. When other children went out for a soccer kickabout, he would be wearing a jacket and tie.”

 

Perrin left school aged 16 and immediately started working in Colchester at Innes Cole Menswear. He moved to London a decade ago, where he won positions at Harrods and Selfridges the New Ralph Lauren showroom, among others. His first job on Savile Row was with Huntsman for three years before he moved to Cad & the Dandy two years ago.

 

Mrs Perrin said: “When he became City store manager at Cad & the Dandy, he achieved everything that he wanted. Christopher achieved his dreams because he was so passionate about clothes.

 

Outside of tailoring, Perrin enjoyed white-water rafting, potholing, karaoke, gardening and video gaming. He also loved animals, and especially his two cats. And he was an inveterate traveller, visiting countries including Australia, Japan and the USA, where he was unafraid to try adventurous foods.

 

Perrin was working on illustrations for a children’s book at the time of his death.

 

Mrs Perrin added: “He lived as full a life in 34 years as other people fulfil in a lifetime.”

 

His friend Gwen Fagan, London showroom manager at Huddersfield Fine Worsteds, said: “He was extremely charismatic, always the life and soul of the party. He was always making his friends laugh. Christopher was kind, caring and thoughtful.

 

“Christopher was a very beautiful person but he had an illness that resulted in his demise. Anything that can be done to raise awareness of this disease can only be for the better.”

 

Cad and the Dandy has set up a JustGiving page for Christopher Perrin raising £5,000 for charity.

 

Go to: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/christopher-perrin

City branch manager was renowned for his

James Purdey and Sons has acquired the Royal Berkshire Shooting Group (RBSG) in Pangbourne, Berkshire.

The purchase includes the Royal Berkshire Shooting School set in 65 acres of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the Gun Shop – a retail outlet with meeting and hospitality facilities – the Royal Berkshire Sporting Agency and The Really Wild Clay Company which arranges simulated game shoots across the UK.

Chairman James Horne said: “We are delighted to welcome the RBSG team and combine these two outstanding brands, offering our shooting customers an expanded range of first-class products and services. Customers of the Royal Berkshire Shooting Group will still be able to enjoy the products and services they know and love with exciting additions from the Purdey portfolio.”

James Purdey and Sons Ltd. has been making shotguns and rifles since it was founded in 1814, and has offered a selection of high-quality clothing and accessories since 1974. The company, which holds three Royal Warrants, has a shop and gun room – the famous Long Room – in Audley House in Mayfair, London and its factory in Hammersmith, London.

James Purdey and Sons has acquired the

Tom Corby appreciates Tommy Nutter, the tailor who dressed Mick Jagger and Elton John in the latest edition of Savile Row Style.

Also in this edition is all the news from the Row, including interviews with celebrated leather goods purveyor Trevor Pickett and Giles Burke-Gaffney, buying director at Justerini & Brooks.

Meanwhile, Daniel Evans interviews John Harrison, the new creative director at Gieves and Hawkes about its autumn/winter 2018 collection.

Dege & Skinner takes us behind the scenes of the Royal Wedding, dressing the uniforms of Prince Harry, Prince William and those pageboys.

And Beatles historian Philip Norman remembers the halcyon days of Apple Corps, when Beatlemania gripped Savile Row.

Plus Robin Dutt profiles the 10 best-dressed men in Hollywood history; Helena Micklin visits Domaines Ott, the French wine dynasty who made rose fashionable; and Tim Pitt puts his foot down in a McLaren 720S supercar.

Read all this – and more – HERE

Tom Corby appreciates Tommy Nutter, the tailor