19½ Questions For British Fashion Star Jeremy Hackett

The founder of brand Hackett is British to his very core with a passion for fish and chips and his Sussex Spaniel.

EDGAR staff April 9, 2014

1– How do you describe yourself?

As a shopkeeper.

2– How would others describe you?

I dread to think.

3– What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Starting Hackett.

4– What is your biggest regret?

Not learning to speak languages. I still struggle with English.

5– What do you consider your best attribute?


6– What is your least favourite attribute?


Believe in yourself, because if you don’t why should others.

7– What virtue do you value in people?


8– Tell us something we don’t know about you...

Because of social media I’m not sure there is anything people don’t know about me, although I once wanted to be an actor.

9– What inspires you?

Everything around me whether it is people, photographs, books, movies or even a word or a mood.

10– What is your most prized possession?

My Sussex Spaniel, Muffin.

11– Do you have a personal motto?

It can be done.

12– What advice would you give to yourself as 16 year old?

Believe in yourself, because if you don’t why should others.

13– What would you have for your last supper?

Fish and chips.

Without risk there is very little excitement.

14– What film you are embarrassed that you have never seen?

I don’t know about films I am embarrassed never to have seen but I am embarrassed to say I’ve seen The Sound of Music.

15– What is your biggest luxury?

My health.

16– What is something every modern day man should possess?

A good watch. It is one of the few accessories a man can wear.

17– How important is it to take risks?

Without risk there is very little excitement.

18– Who is your real life hero?

My father.

19– What makes you laugh?

Writing stuff like this.

19 1⁄2– Finish this sentence: Fashion is...

Not for the faint hearted. Details: Jeremy Hackett was in Dubai as part of the British Polo Day event. For more visit: hackett.com