STYLE FILE: JEREMY HACK­ETT Jef­frey Yan speaks to the style icon and co-founder of the sharp English menswear la­bel that’s still mak­ing a state­ment 30 years on.

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Trousers, Hack­ett

Jeremy Hack­ett Tie, Hack­ett Your def­i­ni­tion of the Hack­ett look? Clas­si­cally in­spired cloth­ing but in­jected with colour and hu­mour. Our clothes are stylish with­out the va­garies of high fash­ion, and qual­ity is also re­ally im­por­tant to us. Who would you say em­bod­ies the ideals of Hack­ett? Cer­tainly Prince Charles rep­re­sents the ideal. The Hack­ett man ap­pre­ci­ates style and un­der­stands qual­ity. He en­joys clothes and ex­pects longevity so in­vests se­ri­ously. What’s the Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13 col­lec­tion about? It was a fu­sion be­tween evening clothes and day­wear mixed up to cre­ate a more ec­cen­tric take on the Bri­tish clas­sics. So we mixed tweed with vel­vet; smok­ing jack­ets were made from grey flan­nel; and we rein­tro­duced the most fa­mous of Bri­tish I like the style of Rolling Stones drum­mer Char­lie Watts who al­ways looks in­cred­i­bly chic. I also like David Hock­ney who al­ways dresses in a slightly crumpled and sham­bolic fash­ion. I love see­ing men who dress for them­selves, not oth­ers. How im­por­tant is it for a brand to have a dig­i­tal pres­ence? I’m not sure how im­por­tant my per­sonal blog is but hav­ing a pres­ence online is ab­so­lutely vi­tal for the brand and it’s a fan­tas­tic way to en­gage with our cus­tomers. We have a lot of fun with it and want to recre­ate the Hack­ett ex­pe­ri­ence for our online cus­tomers as well. Any plans for a fol­low-up to your 2008 book, Mr. Clas­sic? I am se­ri­ously con­sid­er­ing it and my publisher is keen for me to do a fol­low-up as well, so we’ll see how that goes. Hack­ett, Lot 2.01.01 & 2.01.02, Level 2, Pavil­ion KL. Tel: 03-2148 0888.

Hack­ett Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13 Hack­ett Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’13 Cuff­links, Hack­ett

Hat, Hack­ett Pocket square, Hack­ett

Suit; and tie, both from Hack­ett

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