Mr Hare

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Mr Hare is an English shoe label created by Marc Hare.[1] It has a boutique in London's Mayfair.[2]

Hare decided to open his own brand after the realisation that there were not enough shoes that he liked. He was at a roadside tapas bar in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Spain on July 23, 2008, when he looked at an older gentleman's shoes and decided that, with a few tweaks, they could be much better. It took 360 days for his first creation to land on the shop floor at Dover Street Market, London.[3]

The first Mr Hare store opened in Mayfair in September 2012, following on from the success of sales in stores such as Harrods and Selfridges.[4] Other stockists include Liberty, Colette, Dover Street Market, Matches Fashion and Mr Porter.

Fans[edit]

Fans of the brand, include Robert Downey Jr., Javier Bardem, Tom Hardy, Amir Khan, Jefferson Hack, ASAP Rocky and Tinie Tempah.[5][6]

Collaborations[edit]

In August 2011, Hare collaborated with Topman on a ten-style shoe collection.[7] In 2011, there was a collaboration with jewellery designer Bunney to create a limited edition shoehorn, in garnet and black spinel.[8]

In 2012, Mr Hare collaborated with the Savile Row-based couturier Hardy Amies, producing a range of shoes and boots with laser-etched leather and metal toecaps for the AW12 collection.[citation needed]

Other[edit]

The Guardian reported in 2012 that: "Mr Hare is quietly becoming one of the most important names in British menswear."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Foot notes | The Portfolio | The Journal | MR PORTER". Mrporter.com. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  2. ^ "Mr hare". Hypebeast. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  3. ^ "Style Salvage - A men's fashion and style blog.: Four swans and a hare move to Mayfair". Stylesalvage.blogspot.co.uk. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  4. ^ metrowebukmetro (2012-10-03). "Marc Hare talks shoe obsession and his plans for a women's range | Metro News". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  5. ^ a b Eva Wiseman. "Shoe designer Marc Hare steps out | Fashion | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  6. ^ "Shoe designer proving popular with the celebs (From Croydon Guardian)". Croydonguardian.co.uk. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  7. ^ Millar, Jamie (2010-03-24). "Marc Hare for Topman shoes - GQ Style News - GQ.com (UK) - GQ.COM (UK)". Gq-magazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  8. ^ "The Rightful Hare to the Throne – Mr Hare". Clothes Make The Man. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2014-02-02.

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