When customers ask me how old Hackett is, they are always surprised, believing that it was started by my Father or even Grandfather. They seem to think it has been around forever, and I like that. For me it shows that there is real acceptance for the brand and it’s not just a passing fad. Hackett is a brand that is truly British and has an authenticity and integrity that belies its years.’
- Jeremy Hackett



Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings meet on Portobello Road, with a shared love of second-hand traditional British men’s clothing. A business partnership is soon started.


The pair open their first store under the name 'Hackett' in Parson’s Green, London; selling fine quality second-hand traditional British clothing and accessories.

The story continues at Hackett.