It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to take ownership of one of Savile Row’s most treasured addresses. An imposing Georgian townhouse built in the 1730s, J.P. Hackett No.14 Savile Row was originally a family home. The famous couturier, Sir Hardy Amies, bought the property in 1946 and transformed it into his studio – it’s been synonymous with Savile Row tailoring ever since.
So, what can you expect when you step inside? Well, customers will be greeted with a stately entrance hall, complete with painted wooden panelling, and an original fireplace and stone flagged floor. Beyond this, you’ll walk through more painstakingly restored salons to discover the grand staircase sweeping up to the first floor.
Take the stairs and you’ll arrive at the drawing room, which is now our Head Cutter’s workroom, with his lacquered wooden cutting table in pride of place. On this floor you’ll also find the fitting rooms for Bespoke customers, and a period 1950s bathroom, which was installed by Sir Amies for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s sole use. If you return to the ground floor, you’ll arrive at our new Clubroom, a luxurious home-from-home for Hackett customers, complete with a cocktail bar and green panelled walls. The colour palette used throughout is correct for the early 18th century, mixed by Farrow & Ball.
To restore No.14 Savile Row to its former glory, we partnered with British architect and interior designer, Ben Pentreath, who has worked his magic in close collaboration with our founder, Jeremy Hackett. It wouldn’t have been possible without him. “My role has been to let the house breathe again” Pentreath explains, “to clear away the building’s modern elements, to gently repair joinery and panelling, and to redecorate with colours and materials that reflect the house’s origins. There’s something magical in taking a building that is nearly 300-years-old, and bringing it to life in a way that feels timeless.”
We hope you’ll agree that J.P. Hackett No.14 Savile Row has a timeless appeal when you visit us. It really is the perfect home for Hackett: contemporary, elegant and quintessentially British.