The former studio of British fashion designer Sir Hardy Amies, No.14 Savile Row is a building steeped in history. Sir Amies’s career spanned almost seven decades, and No.14 was his professional home for most of his working life. Now, following a period of disuse, Hackett is restoring this Grade II listed Georgian property to its former glory, and will open a four- story townhouse in November, dedicated to Bespoke and Made-to-Measure tailoring. In its new guise, No.14 Savile Row will become the global headquarters of J.P.Hackett Bespoke Tailoring, overseen by a dedicated Head Cutter and a team of craftspeople.
A Hackett bespoke suit is handmade using traditional techniques and up to 80 hours of painstaking work. The process begins by taking a customer’s measurements and drafting a unique paper pattern. The suit is then cut by hand, fully-canvassed, and fitted in-house. Bespoke customers can expect a contemporary suit made in true Savile Row tradition, with an average of three fittings on each order to ensure a flawless finish. J.P.Hackett Bespoke prices start from £4,800 The Made-To-Measure service offers customers complete flexibility to create their own suit, with a dedicated design consultation and follow-up fitting at No.14.
Clients can base their suit on one of two tailoring blocks, the Windsor block and the Duke block, which have both been developed for the launch of No.14 Savile Row. The Windsor block is a modern British cut, updated with lightweight canvassing and softer shoulders for comfort, while the Duke offers a classical look, with a firmer chest canvas, roped shoulders and an elegant silhouette. Made-To-Measure customers can choose from over 4,000 luxury suiting cloths and linings, and will have their measurements retained on file to simplify future orders.
J.P.Hackett Made to Measure, prices start from £1,800. Jeremy Hackett has worked closely with British architect and interior designer, Ben Pentreath, on the restoration of No.14. Pentreath’s studio is one of the most respected in British interior design, making him the natural choice of designer to partner with Hackett on the building’s restorati Commenting on the renovation of No.14, Pentreath says: “It’s been an invigorating experience working with Jeremy, and the Hackett team, on breathing new life into the fabled interiors of No.14 Savile Row, one of the most beautiful early Georgian townhouses I’ve seen in London.
We’ve all had a shared intuitive sense as to the right approach to the restoration, and I feel we have created something timeless, quintessentially British and in places, hopefully, a little unexpected.” Knowing well my friend Jeremy ,I believe that the prestigious location, home of the bespoke Hackett thinking, will not be the point of arrival but a restart from one’s Origin Boasting a British heritage spanning 35 years, Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings met in London’s Portobello Road, famous for its vintage clothes and accessories. From this first auspicious meeting a business developed that is still thriving today.
Gaining cult status amongst London’s sartorially inclined it soon became apparent, that market demand would always exceed the supply of vintage men’s clothes and accessories, so Hackett and Lloyd- Jennings decided that the answer was to reproduce new clothes made from natural fibres in traditional English styles. I love very much this because represents the real British life style mixed with the most iconic address for what it concerns the London bespoke attitude.