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The Hackett brand was founded from humble beginnings in 1979 when Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings met in London’s Portobello Market searching for second-hand traditional British menswear. A business partnership soon formed, with a Portobello market stall selling their menswear finds after cleaning and repairs. Their Portobello market store thrived and in 1983, the pair opened their first Hackett standalone store on London’s New Kings Road, selling the finest quality second-hand traditional British clothing and accessories.
Since that first store opening selling the menswear garments they found in house clearances and antique markets, the Hackett brand has gone from strength to strength. Realising that demand would consistently exceed the supply of quality second hand clothing and accessories, Hackett launch their own menswear collection in 1985 and the rest, as they say, is history. As of 2011, the brand has 6 collections: menswear, formal kit, tailoring, eyewear, accessories and childrenswear. International expansion since the brand’s inception now (as of 2011) sees the brand stocked in over 70 stores in over 15 countries.