Hackett is opening its first-ever bespoke store on Savile Row
Housed in the former headquarters of Hardy Amies on Savile Row, Hackett's first fully-bespoke offering - JP Hackett - is set to shake up the world's most famous suiting street
Suit aficionados rejoice.Hackett London, one of Britain’s most recognisable tailoring labels, is set to open its first truly bespoke outpost on Savile Row later this year. And if that wasn’t a bold enough move in itself, this outpost will open at one of the most recognisable addresses on the world’s foremost suiting street: 14 Savile Row, the former headquarters of legendary royal couturier and tailor Hardy Amies – whose eponymous label slipped into administration last year.
For anyone who might be scratching their heads at why this ready-to-wear brand is stepping onto the Row, we’d argue that this feels like a natural move for the brand. Not only has the brand already successfully tested the waters with full bespoke at its Sloane Street store, but founder, Jeremy Hackett, has a long history with bespoke tailoring. Back in the Seventies, Hackett started his career in menswear working for suiting legend John Michael Ingram at his headquarters on Savile Row, a man who today is credited with being a flag bearer of Swinging Sixties style (he famously dressed The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Marc Bolan). While working for Ingram, Hackett says he remembers serving Amies, ‘who was a true gentleman. Little did I think that all these years later I would be opening a shop in his old premises.’
Other than the address there aren’t many concrete details about the new store just yet – however, we do know it will be called JP Hackett, as opposed to Hackett London like its existing ready-to-wear stores, and will have a dedicated in-house tailoring team. We also hear this will be a location that showcases limited edition collections and exclusive collaborations every season. However, beyond that the label is keeping right lipped right now. Needless to say, if we hear more, you’ll be the first to know. Watch this (shop) space.