For more than sixty years I have had the pleasure of travelling around the world to meet our clients and fit them for bespoke suits.
Of course, for many years before our Richard Anderson journey began, I had been visiting the USA and beyond. When I started travelling, there were no jet engines, plane journeys from New York to London were close to twelve hours, not six or seven like they are today.
I joined Huntsman as a 16-year-old in February 1955, fresh out of college, where I was studying textiles; by August that year I was asked to go to America on a six-week trip to shadow our Sales Manager. As a seventeen-year-old of course I leapt at the chance. I wasn’t sure if my father would allow me to go however, not knowing that that decision had already been made for me; before telling me about it they had contacted him and requested permission; it was a nice surprise.