Hackett London has become so synonymous with the quintessence of traditional British men’s style that customers are often surprised that the brand was only established in 1983.
‘Hackett is a brand that dresses men of all ages,’ says founder and chairman Jeremy Hackett, ‘in a style that is classic but not old-fashioned, and although I will not be around forever, I hope that the credibility of the name will be.’ The brand prides itself on being accessible luxury with a unique Hackett signature. With a nod to the classic tailoring of Savile Row, they always take a fresh look at what has gone before and comfortably provide for the needs of today’s well-travelled, discerning modern gentleman. Hackett is available in over 65 countries.
Hackett is the local London brand that has conquered the world with its own take on British style
What began as a shop on the wrong end of the King’s Road selling fine-quality, second- hand traditional British gentleman’s clothing, Hackett soon started successfully making its own classic clothes. It was able to capture essential British style so perfectly that it soon expanded into Europe, opening flagship stores in London, France, Spain, Germany and Italy. Encouraged by the success of the now iconic Hackett polo shirt, worn both on and off the polo field, Hackett diversified into sportswear. Partnerships followed with Aston Martin, London Rowing Club, The Hackett Rundle Cup and Inter-Regimental trophy. 2018 was the second year of partnering with Henley Royal Regatta, offering quintessentially British kit.
Hackett’s long-standing relationship with Aston Martin also reached new heights in 2018, with the launch of the Aston Martin Rapide S Hackett Edition. The sportscar combines sensational performance, refinement and beautifully engineered details, with a Hackett blue exterior and specially designed fender badges, in a specification designed by Jeremy Hackett in collaboration with Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman. Hackett’s key details continue through to the interior, reflecting the brand’s tailoring expertise. Seats are covered in a Prince of Wales check supplied by renowned cloth mill Fox Brothers and Co, and the glove box, door pockets, cup holders and sun visor are lined in a pale blue material, similar to a traditional suit lining. The headrests are covered in black molten cloth, the fabric of a traditional bowler hat.
Hackett has long been patronised by famous faces: Prince Charles once bought his stiff collars from Hackett on Sloane Street and Daniel Day Lewis has been a keen bespoke customer.
To celebrate this collaboration, Hackett offers a Personal Tailoring suit for the lucky owner, also made using Prince of Wales check cloth from Fox Brothers and Co. A capsule collection of accessories is available in key flagship stores, which includes a travel umbrella, car blankets, made-to-measure driving gloves and holdalls. Proving popular with gentlemen – and women – Hackett has long been patronised by famous faces: Prince Charles once bought his stiff collars from Hackett on Sloane Street and Daniel Day-Lewis has been a keen bespoke customer.
In recent years José Mourinho has indulged in many a lambswool half-zip and Christian Horner, of Red Bull Racing, is often found perusing the collection on Regent Street. An important part of the British fashion scene as well as its sporting life, Hackett is the local London brand that conquered the world with its take on British style.
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