The most stylish man on the editorial team, Ong Chin Huat, is once more casting his experienced eyes over what’s new in the fashion industry and for this feature, he’s taking a closer look at the all-new Hackett London and Aston Martin Racing Collection.
With a collaboration that goes back 17 years, British menswear label Hackett London, a purveyor of stylish men’s clothing, has once more teamed with the renowned luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. This brand new collection draws its inspiration from the rich history of racing garments found within the Hackett archives.
As one of Aston Martin’s very first partnerships, the natural synergy between Hackett London and Aston Martin has enabled this unique collaboration to last the test of time. Both of the brand’s share similar values, and the partnership exudes an appreciation for British craftsmanship, luxury and a commitment to tradition and high quality.
Named the Hackett London X AMR (Aston Martin Racing) Collection, this smart casual line of clothing is all about performance and technicality and consists of a range of premium clothing crafted for the modern man with a passion for automotive racing.
The new collection contains polo shirts with a classic fit and colour block design with logo embroidery. In addition to this, there are T-shirts, Jersey T-shirts which are lightweight and feature Hackett’s seasonal dot logo in Hypa green, Hypa blue, charcoal, white, navy and black, all of which are light and airy, making them ideal for the outdoors.
Graphic print T-shirts also form part of this sleek and smart collection with a bold new style and a dynamic print on the back, while the iconic Hackett and Aston Martin logos are featured discreetly on the front. Made with stretch cotton, they are as comfortable as one can get.
Another item that is now deemed indispensable from any self-respecting man’s wardrobe is the hoodie, and this racing collection hasn’t left it out. Accented with a striking textured print, the Hackett X AMR hoodie serves as an ideal outwear garment on chilly nights or weekends. With a drawstring hood, integrated hand-warmer construction and loopback terry fabric, this 100 per cent cotton item of clothing comes in grey marl and navy.
The Racer Full-Zip Hoodie is a new and exciting update to the classic Aston Martin Racing collection, and its dynamic colour-block design reflects the sportiness of this collaboration. The hoodie has a drawstring hood and is made with a lightweight stretch terry fabric. It is available with Hypa green shoulder taping and silver printed branding; this navy and white garment will keep any man warm and protected in any weather condition.
The Tracksuit Top from the collection is another item of clothing that will turn heads in any setting. Ultra-sleek and effortless, the ribbed trims and bronze-heated sealed zip is a brand new feature on this tracksuit top, making it outstanding.
Finally, the Racer Shorts has a classic fit with a drawstring waist and a green taping down the sides. With a zip back pocket, this navy pair of shorts would look good whether you are chilling at home or out on the field.
Hackett was founded by Jeremy Hackett back in 1983 when he started selling second-hand clothes on the King’s Road in Chelsea, London and now has over 150 stores in over 30 countries.
Having worked in Savile Row during the 1960’s Jeremy Hackett became fascinated with classic British menswear of the early 20th century. Later, he started designing his own garments by merging traditional style with modern cuts, which served him and generated a younger following who were eager for Saville Row suits but without the associated costs.
For further information on the Hackett London and Aston Martin Racing Collection and to see the brand’s other products, please visit https://www.melium.com/brands/hackett-london/.
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