I started by scouring the flea markets in Portobello, buying unique pieces of English clothing. I opened up a tiny store in a residential area and the success was instantaneous. People lined up to see what I had bought that day… It was incredible, it didn’t look like a second-hand store, but a gentleman’s boutique, very clean, just beautiful. The time came when I couldn’t meet the demand of all our customers, so I opened the store next door and manufactured new pieces that emulated the classic designs. That’s how Hackett London was born.
- JEREMY HACKETT