Jeremy Hackett

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Jeremy Hackett is a British fashion designer and business entrepreneur who co-founded the British menswear company Hackett.

Early life and career[edit]

Hackett was brought up and educated in Clifton, Bristol.[1] Having left school at 17 he started full-time work in a local men’s fashion shop, moving to London at the age of 19.[1] He worked in the King's Road before accepting a position as a salesman at a tailor's shop on Savile Row owned by menswear pioneer and supplier of clothing to rock stars and celebrities John Michael Ingram.[2] As a sideline, Hackett bought and sold second hand clothes purchased from the London street markets and, through this, met up with Ashley Lloyd-Jennings, who shared similar tastes in fashion. They opened Hackett's first store on the King's Road in 1983.[1][3]

Style guidance[edit]

The Hackett brand grew quickly and Jeremy Hackett has also become well known as an authority on men's fashion particularly in classic style. In 2007, his book Mr Classic – an anecdotal critique of men’s style – was released.[4]

Hackett continues to offer style advice through the 'Ask Jeremy' portal on the Hackett website.[5] He also contributes articles to publications such as Men's Health and Forbes.[6][7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Acharya, Dipal (18 October 2013). "Jeremy Hackett's urbane retreat in Stockwell". Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Horwell, Veronica (3 July 2014). "John Michael Ingram obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Menkes, Suzy (January 11, 2010). "Hackett: A 'Heritage' That's Oh-So-British". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-15. 
  4. ^ Lemos, Jain. "Book Review: Mr Classic by Jeremy Hackett and Garda Tang". About the Image. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
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  6. ^ Hackett, Jeremy. "Jeremy Hackett's 10 style tips". Men's Health. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Lacey, Hester (17 January 2014). "Success story: nine hints from top British clothing retailer Jeremy Hackett". Forbes. Retrieved 13 September 2014.