Shop Number: 2119
Hackett of London
Telephone011 805 1019
DescriptionHackett was founded in 1979 by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd Jennings from a stall on London’s Portobello Road. The company gradually expanded over several years, increasing branches and moving from acquiring and selling second hand clothing to designing and selling its own items. International expansion began with the 1989 opening of a Spanish branch in Madrid. Hackett opened a shop at the Rive Gauche in Paris before adding children’s clothes to its collection a year later.
Jeremy Hackett was has also become well known as an authority on men’s fashion particularly in classic styles. He also contributes articles to Men’s health and Forbes. Jeremy Hackett himself considers his eponymous Company to be a purveyor of proper British Town and country Dress.
Its style is inspired by old England whereas Ralph Lauren draws his inspiration predominantly from new England.