The movie Kingsman, Matthew Vaughn, its director explains to the FT was birthed at Huntsman:
The 43-year-old says he was inspired to make the film while standing in a tailor’s dressing room. “I was having a suit made at Huntsman, where all the rich and powerful have had their suits made since Queen Victoria, and I got bored and started imagining what would happen if I pressed a secret button and the whole room became an elevated lift going down into a secret lair. And this idea of the tailor being the shopfront of a spy organisation was moulded.”
The article in the FT further sheds light on the idea behind the movie and its collaboration with designers:
Produced and manufactured in Britain, Kingsman brings together some of the most venerable names in gentlemen’s outfitting; the collection includes hats by Locke & Co, eyewear by Cutler and Gross, shirts by Turnbull & Asser, ties by Drake’s, shoes by George Cleverley and umbrellas by Mayfair company Swaine Adeney Brigg (alas, bullets are not included). The suits are manufactured by Cheshire Bespoke. “It’s one of the very few factories in the UK that can still make a fully canvassed tailored garment”, says Toby Bateman, the buying director at Mr Porter who was instrumental in steering the whole collection.
As the Kingsman movie franchise reaches its peak marketing frothiness, we thought we'd share with our readers the what and where of the clothing and accessories.
The suits are by Cheshire Bespoke.
The shirts are by Turnbull & Asser.
The shoes are by GJ Cleverely.
The eyewear is by Cutler and Gross.
The neckwear is by Drake's.
The watches are by Bremont.
And the Kingsman headquarters is the Huntsman shop on Savile Row.
All in all a thoroughly British affair.
You can find much of the full Kingsman collection at Mr Porter.