Fashion Essentials: Hackett London

LONDON CALLING. British invasion has changed its face, from imperialism to menswear fine tailoring.

Jakarta welcomes another British menswear label this year, Hackett London, in Galeries Lafayette. Established in 1979, Hackett London initially sold high-quality second-hand duds and accoutrements until 1985 when Hackett and Lloyd-Jennings, the founders, decided to manufacture themselves. Their effort was proven successful as the brand evolves to produce a vast range of men’s clothes — formalwear, underwear, beachwear and sportswear. The latter especially is a favorite since Hackett London has also been sponsoring polo, tennis, football and racing competitions.