A helmet from Hackett's Aston Martin racing collection
With 25 years of evolutionary rather than revolutionary male clothing and accessories under their belt, Hackett has carved itself a considerable niche in the menswear market as a timeless, British brand. In celebration of their quarter century milestone they’re pushing the boat out a little further by creating three special collections: Silver, Tweed and Aston Martin.
Toast rack from the Silver Collection
The Silver Collection represents the quintessentially English lifestyle at the heart of the Hackett brand with a series of whimsical kitchen and dining wear. Referencing symbolic products of the English tradition each piece has humour and charm: the toast rack is designed in the form of a row of stirrups for example and the bottle stops resemble miniature bowler hats and umbrellas.
Hackett staged their first ever catwalk show to launch the Tweed Collection
The specially designed ‘Anniversary tweed’, produced at the Lovat Mill on the Scottish borders, is woven from pure new cheviot wool with a pale khaki base, and an over-check of navy and burgundy. This tweed has been used to create limited edition pieces, such as a tailored jacket, a flat cap and a satchel, which premiered in Hackett’s first ever catwalk show earlier this year in Belgravia.
Finally, in August, Hackett will launch an Aston Martin racing collection to mark their sponsorship of the sport. The collection consists of a range of technical outerwear, luxury knitwear and accessories, each combining technical excellence with their trademark unpretentious classic style.
The garments are state of the art, made from Loro Piana’s ‘Storm System’ (the fabric is made both waterproof and breathable through a unique blend of wool and nylon), and incorporating a ‘Zero Seams’ technology, which makes the garments incredibly lightweight.