RULE BRITANNIA: Two British men’s wear names will be joining forces later this year. Alexander McQueen has tapped the Savile Row tailor Huntsman to offer a men’s bespoke service. “Alexander McQueen by Huntsman” will launch in June at the fashion brand’s Bond Street store. In the first season, clients will be able to choose from a single-breasted dinner jacket; a black-and-white Prince of Wales check double-breasted trouser suit and a black cashmere double-breasted overcoat. Prices will range from 4,500 pounds, or $6,930, to 5,000 pounds, or $7,700, and the pieces will take about 12 weeks to make. McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton, said bespoke was a natural progression. “We already offer couture for women, and wanted to add it for men. And our clients were asking for it. With this service we want to give them beautiful, handcrafted clothes, and emphasize artisanal work,” she said.
January 17, 2012