Thursday, 25 February 2010

Dressing for Success - What to Wear to an Interview

People say that moving house is the most stressful thing a person can do, but in my opinion job interviews come a close second. We’ve all been there, and as such we all know that it’s important to dress appropriately.

Of course, ‘appropriately’ is entirely subjective and depends on the type of job you are going for.

Formalwear for Lounging Around

Have you ever been puzzled over formal dress nomenclature when it comes to summer weddings? If so, I would wager that the definition of ‘lounge suit’ has been the culprit.

Invariably, if you’ve been instructed to don a lounge suit for such an event, it means that you should wear a plain dark two piece suit. Simple.

However, if you feel like trying something a tad more contemporary, then I would suggest opting for a single breasted one- or two-button suit with plain trousers and a narrow leg. If you prefer a more traditional suit then a three-button single breasted with pleated trousers would be a good alternative, and remember: you can’t go wrong with navy blue.

One of the men’s jackets from the Hackett range, for example, would be the perfect partner for any summer wedding.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Rugby Shirts: To Tuck or Not To Tuck

I’m sure, like many of you, I still have memories of being admonished at school for not having my shirt tucked in. My school masters drilled this discipline into me and as such I have always endeavoured to look as presentable as possible.

Having said that, a tucked in shirt can be quite restrictive and looks rather formal. Also, it can sometimes remind me of school and those teachers who would give me a rap across the knuckles. All of this explains why I’m rather fond of shirts that can go untucked, such as rugby shirts and polo shirts.

British Clothing & the Brown in Town Issue

One of the sartorial questions I’m most often asked is a conundrum that has been mulled over since time immemorial: can you wear brown in town? More specifically, can brown or tan shoes such as suede brogues or boots be paired with a suit when in the City?

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Welcome to the Jeremy Hackett Blog

Welcome to my blog.

For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is Jeremy Hackett and I’m the founder of designer menswear house Hackett London.

I’m very excited to be entering the world of blogging and hope that you’re pleased to have me. Here I’ll be answering the questions relating to gentlemen’s style that I am so frequently asked, giving commentary on the sartorial issues of the day and generally offering my general musings around subjects that take my fancy (though, most likely, it will have something to do with clothes).

I’ll be aiming to write something every week or so, on topics ranging from how to tie a bow tie to what to wear to the Henley Regatta.

What I’m most looking forward to is the interactive element that a blog affords. When I wrote my book, Mr Classic, the conversation was entirely one-way, so hopefully with this blog you too will have something to contribute. Of course, if you have any burning questions, don’t hesitate to send them my way - I’d be delighted to help.

Kind Regards

Jeremy Hackett