Jeremy Hackett was brought up and educated in Clifton, Bristol. Not being of a particularly academic aptitude he left school at 17 to take up a full time job in a local men’s fashion shop having worked there previously as a Saturday boy.
Within a year he moved to London and worked in the fashionable King's Road before accepting a position at a tailors shop on Savile Row. It was then that he began to day dream about starting his own clothing business. As a sideline he bought and sold second hand clothes purchased from the London street markets.
Through this he met up with Ashley Lloyd-Jennings, who shared similar tastes, and between them they started Hackett at, as their bank manager of the time pointed out, the wrong end of the New King's Road: they were happy to prove him wrong.
As well as running a successful business Jeremy is also recognised as an authority on designer menswear and is often quoted in the press.
In 2007, his book 'Mr Classic' - an anecdotal, incisive, critique of men’s style - was released. The book was well received; bloggers' and critics' reactions were mostly positive. Men’s Health said that “For the man of 2008 who can see that the devil is in the detail, this book is indispensable" Leading men's fashion blog The Luxist proclaimed it "a must-have for any man who takes sartorial matters seriously."
Using online media, Jeremy continues to offer his style advice through the 'Ask Jeremy' portal on the Hackett website.