Early life and career
Hackett was brought up and educated in Clifton, Bristol. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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