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.
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