Hackett is trying to help, with it being the place to be for men to comfortably shop. Items are specifically tailored to their needs, especially if they wish to be as fashionable as the spiffiest of British men. As proof of its authority in men’s fashion, the brand has been the official couturier for the Henley Royal Regatta, the British Army Polo team, Aston Martin Racing, and the BAFTA awards. Read on to learn a little bit more about Hackett.
Consistent despite the changes
For what is considered a heritage brand, Hackett is very young. Established only in 1983, Hackett was founded by CEO Jeremy Hackett together with his friend Ashley Lloyd-Jennings to sell second-hand British goods. Hackett was previously inspired by a dealer he met in Paris who sold items that are quintessentially British, some bearing the brands such as Burberry and Savile Row. Hackett worked for the Parisian for a while, doing the traveling for the latter.
Finding high quality second-hand items proved to be challenging because of the limited supply, so Hackett decided to go a different way, seeing that he now has an eye for style. He produced garments that are just as stylish as the offering from British luxury brands, but without such high a price. He soon found that it was just the right direction.
The late 1980s and the early 1990s saw the company expand beyond the UK, with stores opened in Madrid as well in Paris. The burden of handling the company led to its selling to Vendôme Luxury Group and later on by Spanish Pepe Jeans. But even then, Jeremy Hackett’s vision was crystal clear all throughout, still making the brand among those considered to symbolize British style.
The Hackett Style
Hackett champions the English town and country style, both old and new, in its designs. Even when the design is entrusted to head designers including Michael Sondag, formerly from Tommy Hilfiger, the founder Jeremy Hackett himself remains the inspiration.
The style leader thinks that the British way of dressing is gaining more and more attention because of its simple yet classy vibe. Everything you need to get the look are at the store, from the navy blue blazer to the tiny details such as the tie pin often featuring Hackett’s Sussex Spaniels. Hackett advises on having a navy blue blazer handy, even comparing it to the little black dress in importance. For Hackett, it can be dressed up or down, and it still will look perfect.
Priceless shopping experience
Hackett London boutique at P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. Photo: Tupungato
Visiting Hackett is an experience. With its in-store services, you can assured that you will exit through its doors happy and satisfied.
Hackett provides tailoring services if you need to have a suit made. If you’re completely lost about the styles that would suit you, you can relax as Hackett has consultants at your service should you need some fashion advice. Not only will Hackett work for you to have the perfect fit, you can also customize a few things along the way. You can personalize your cufflinks by having your initials or that of your special someone’s engraved. In select stores, you can also do the same for ties. Speaking of the latter, customers have the option to select from 24 samples of silk, all made in England, that you think would go along well with your well-tailored suit.
Want to leave your initials on your possessions? Hackett also does personalization services. You can have select leather goods embossed with a maximum of three initials in four lux colors: silver, blue, gold and white foil. If you purchased a piece from Hackett, you can also have them embroidered with initials of different fonts and colors right there at the store.
The store provides other services that you may need so you’ll leave Hackett looking all dapper and sleek. You can have get your grooming right at Murdock Barbers and have your shoes shined to finish your look.
Want a loved one to drop by? Why not entice them with a gift card? Hackett Gift Cards are available at any standalone store from £25. Have someone you care for experience all the good things you will once you enter Hackett’s premises.
Shopping made easier online
If, as a busy man, you just can’t set the time to visit a Hackett store, there’s no need to worry. You can do the purchasing with your device right in front in front of you.
Hackett accepts major payment cards—Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Paypal—as well as others that can be verified with a Visa and MasterCard security code.
If you’re not anywhere near an boutique or an outlet store, you are also taken care of by Hackett as the company delivers internationally. Standard delivery, which runs 3 to 5 working days, is absolutely free. Express delivery is free for purchases over £250, and £5 otherwise. However, deliveries aren’t made on weekends and bank holidays. If you can drop by the nearest store, you can also choose to just pick the parcel from them.
If you’re from the UK, you can return orders made online if you are unsatisfied to any Hackett standalone store and get a full refund within 28 days upon receiving your package. Items cannot be returned to concessions or outlet stores.
Come out classy and sleek
If you need help with your fashion sense or refining your style, Hackett is the place to be. Shopping doesn’t have to be scary, and the store surely makes it feel that it isn’t that challenging. With suits that fit perfectly, jackets you can bring everywhere and shoes that will leave everyone in awe, Hackett has got you. Be the subject of envy by male friends and admiration by everyone else with Hackett items that are British approved.