As a young man working on Savile Row during the 1960s, Jeremy Hackett became fascinated by the quintessential British attire of the early 20th century gentleman. By 1983, he had opened his first store selling second-hand clothes on the King's Road, Chelsea. It was here that he began creating his own garments by merging traditional styles with modern cuts, perfect for those seeking Savile Row style - without the associated cost.
“I started by scouring the flea markets in Portobello, buying unique pieces of English clothing. I opened up a tiny store in a residential area and the success was instantaneous. People lined up to see what I had bought that day and it was incredible. It also didn't look like a second-hand store, but a very clean, beautiful gentleman's boutique. The time came when I couldn't meet the demands of all of our customers, so I opened a store next door and manufactured new pieces that emulated the classic designs. That's how Hackett London was born.”
Depuis lors, Hackett s'est développé pour s'imposer comme le précurseur de la mode masculine d'inspiration traditionnelle, et compte une clientèle internationale fidèle. Aujourd'hui, Hackett possède plus de 160 magasins dans plus de 30 pays et diverses lignes de vêtements, dont Hackett No.14 Savile Row, une collection haut de gamme de pièces sophistiquées de la sastrerie britanique, Hackett London, une ligne de vêtements en prêt-à-porter, et Hackett Sport, une gamme lancée en 2023 pour habiller l'homme Hackett décontracté.