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Hackett | Stephen Muldoon Bespoke | About The Brand

Hackett London first started in 1979 when Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd Jennings set up a stall on Portobello road selling second hand tailoring.

The pair eventually opened a store in 1983 and had made the decision to manufacture from new in 1985, due to high demand. This would eventually grow into a brand with 77 stores in 16 countries worldwide.

Hackett has made connections time and time again with British heritage, creating endorsement deals and collaborations with cornerstones of British culture including the guard’s polo team in the early years to, more recently, the World Cup winning England rugby team, Pierce Brosnan (James Bond) and Aston Martin Racing - just to name a few! It is these campaigns along with quality product, Hackett have maintained an authentic British feel throughout the years that remains irresistible to an international audience to this day.

Hackett currently manufactures 4 lines of clothing all with their own purpose:

  • Hackett Mayfair: The premium wardrobe - Clean structures, fine merinos, soft suedes and deluxe leather are just a few of the characteristics that shape the most premium of the Hackett collections.
  • Hackett London: Celebrating the new-generation gentleman, consider the Hackett London collection one of de-constructed luxury with tailoring credentials, the best in quality and easy fit outfit building.
  • Hackett Sport: Sleek and modern with a variation of technologically advanced fabrics, re-define your work-out with a collection designed to win in, Hackett Sport has arrived.
  • Hackett x Aston Martin Racing: The ultimate in luxury racing gear, Hackett’s Aston Martin Racing collection sits at the core of the Hackett brand, mirroring their long-standing partnership with the racing powerhouse.

Here at Stephen Muldoon Bespoke, we enjoy working with the Hackett brand as it provides a dapper, easy to wear look for the modern gent using beautiful fabrics and vibrant colours. This season there are is a huge choice of Hackett including cool button down shirts, luxurious merino v necks and beautiful pieces of outerwear.




Pal Zileri Made To Measure

Pal Zileri Made To Measure

 

Since being founded in 1980, Pal Zileri has built a reputation as a luxury menswear brand that balances between Italian design tradition and innovation in terms of cut, design and materials.

Although the collection today consists of casualwear, the staple Pal Zileri item has always been the tailored garment, whether that be ready to wear, made to measure or bespoke. Pal Zileri was founded by 2 businessmen in the textile industry and this shows even today, with only the finest fabrics being used.

Pal Zileri use a huge selection of beautiful fabrics consisting of their own seasonal and permanent collection. The fabrics especially made for Pal Zileri by Loro Piana, Dormeuil and Scabal ensuring the customer is able get the perfect suit or jacket.

Pal Zileri has maintained its authenticity over the years with each piece, to this day, being made in Quinto Vicentino workshops by the brand's network of selected Italian craftsmen. Suit jackets and blazers go through 180 phases of production to create a hand canvassed garment with camel and horsehair interlining. The way the jacket is constructed by Pal Zileri’s master tailors results in a free moving slick garment like no other.

Many different styles can be mastered, whether you are looking for a super sharp and fitted modern suit with a shorter jacket and narrow trousers or a traditional elegant suit. Pal Zileri offer a plethora of jacket variations, allowing the customer to choose details such as how many buttons they would like, the type of lapel, pockets, linings and buttons.

Here at Stephen Muldoon Bespoke, we have been working with Pal Zileri for a number of years and have built up such a client base for the made to measure service that we now host a made to measure event once a season at the beginnings of April and October. When attending the event the customer has an hour slot with 2 extremely skilled tailors from Pal Zileri, who bring with them exclusive one off fabrics that no one else carries.

The Pal Zileri made to measure service is offered by us all year round and not just at the events. Customers can come to the shop 6 days a week and receive expert advice and guidance during their fittings or alternatively we are able come to you, whether that be at your home or the office.



Jacob Cohen: The Perfect Jeans For Winter

Jacob Cohen: The Perfect Jeans For Winter

Trends come and go but jeans, originally worn by factory workers in the 1940s, remain the staple item in fashion today.

Here at Stephen Muldoon Bespoke, our main denim brand is Jacob Cohen. For those that don’t know about Jacob Cohen, they are an Italian company based in Veneto, specialising in crafting handmade jeans using some of the finest denim in the world.

The fabric:

Jacob Cohen tend to use super soft and stretchy Kurabo denim sourced from Japan. The stretchy quality of the fabric works extremely well especially with the narrower styles to provide a clean tailored look. Jacob Cohen jeans are a delight to wear and a real denim cognisor’s piece. Kurabo denim is fantastic for the winter, creating a warm and comfortable feel.

One thing that actually sets Jacob Cohen apart from other brands is the fact that they have an environmentally friendly production process, something they take very seriously during the making of their jeans. This also includes not using any chemicals during the dying and washing process of the jeans. During the unique washing process, Greek pumice stone is used to create beautiful rich washes that stand out from the rest.

The Fit:

Trends have changed over the years, with more men opting for slim and skinny fit jeans to create a sharper and cleaner look. Wide leg and boot cut jeans have been filtered out over the last decade. A trend that has also emerged is to have your jeans shorter in length or in the summer cropped. This contributes to the cleaner look as there is no crumpling or gathering of the fabric at the bottom of the jean. Jacob Cohen have catered for this, creating the J622 slim fit which is our best seller and the J969 skinny fit which I personally think looks best.

The Style:

The most practical jean for winter would be a clean indigo dye jean. This jean would work for all occasions, whether that’s going out for a stroll in the day or wearing with a blazer in the evening.

Black is also very in this season with many people opting for the very slick James Bond Spectre look. This jean works extremely well for smart casual occasions, looking sharp with a smart pair of shoes and a shirt.

A beautiful clean and rich blue dye looks stunning on as well and because its so clean it looks fantastic with a blazer, shirt and a pair of brogues.

                                                                                                                              

 

Distressed clothing is in and you may opt for a jean with a bleaching effect for casual wear. This jean can also be dressed up if worn correctly but with a nice sweater and a pair of cool trainers, this could make the outfit.


                                                                                                   

With so many people chosing to wear jeans today its understandable that some people may think, ‘what is so special about these jeans?’ If you wanted to set yourself apart from other jean wearers, Jacob Cohen offer some beautiful pieces that are more outside the box. Perhaps a hybrid could be the one for you with a pair of jeans in a chino design. Here you get the warmth and comfort of the denim for the winter weather but paired with the formality and sharpness of a pair of chinos.

                                                                                                    

Jacob Cohen also offer a bird’s eye weave jean, which up close incorporates a rich indigo dye with a hint of turquoise; simply stunning!

For the true die hard Jacob Cohen fan that wants exclusivity, the 9 karat solid gold logoed jeans are the ones for you. One of only 36 pairs in the U.K, this is a jean for the ages!