One hundred & seventy-five years of manufacturing
Originally established in 1840, Hunt and Holditch have been supplying clothing accessories for the discerning gentleman for 175 years. Having previously moved from London to Torquay the company was incorporated into Michael George Manufacturing Limited in 2005 and moved to Huddersfield West Yorkshire.
With our extensive experience in clothing manufacture in Central America and the Far East, we saw an opportunity to breathe new life into this respected brand. Over the past 10 years we have developed the business, adding new lines and services and wherever possible using UK-sourced materials. Where these are not available, high quality materials from Western Europe are used. Hunt & Holditch’s entire range is produced by our highly skilled team in Huddersfield – genuinely Made in England.
The company works closely with local, national and international fabric mills to source new designs to ensure collections are on trend, with new products regularly added.
Making History / Our Philosophy
The basic theme that underpins everything we do in our business is based on the concept of total quality. Clearly, we all understand that quality involves the actual “standard” of the product and whether it is fit for purpose. But even more than that, we believe that quality equals what the customer wants.
In our world that means continually creating and developing products that give independent retailers significant points of difference to the high street multiples. Our aim is to supply well designed, value for money products that have no exact comparison
Achieving this involves being alert to market trends and providing frequent product updates to help the retailer keep their customers interested.
We are passionate about what we do and how we do it and hope that shows in the products we develop and supply.
We are constantly developing ideas about new looks In order to fulfil each of the market sectors that we supply waistcoats to. This invariably involves designing new fabrics or finding different ones that already exist.
Designs for the start of the wedding season will be worked on, sampled and finalised during the previous autumn. Similarly, designs involving autumn weight fabrics will be determined during the spring. Although two main seasons exist, market changes and fashion trends can necessitate the development of out of season products. A prime example of this was when wedding grooms decided to switch from cravats to neckties. In order to achieve the desired look, waistcoats were created with less buttons and a lower breakpoint in order to feature the necktie.
All waistcoats and waistcoat suppliers are not the same and we pride ourselves on our product innovation and Made in England quality.
From self and ready tied bow ties, cummerbunds, braces, silk hanks and more, here at Robert Smart Menswear we’ve got all your day, evening and wedding accessory needs covered with our comprehensive Hunt & Holditch collections!
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