Thursday, February 18, 2010

What we want to discuss here, are routes out of the ghetto...

Gil Scott Heron taught me to never pass comment, or judgement, on any subject unless you truly understood it.
If you are unfamiliar with the work of brother Gil, it would not be a waste of your time to become familiar.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mr. Hare's London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is as good as upon us, so I thought I should inform you as to where you will be able to see and behold the future in terms of Mr. Hare.

From Friday 19th February through to Thursday 25th February 2010, the 'Miss Your Air' collection will be at
The Showroom Next Door
16 Hanover Square
+44 (0)7973 429 177
(Invite above).

Mr. Hare will also be exhibiting at the

Fashion East Menswear Installations
Somerset House
The Strand

On Wednesday 24th February 2010.

I look forward to seeing you.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Never judge a shoe...

Shoes really are about who wears them and not who designs them.

Take these Paul Smith's for instance...

I know. Me neither.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Look what Mr. Hare bought...

This is a Yuri Shimojo designed, handmade, 100 knot, Tibetan wool art rug 1.43m x 2m.

I bought it here.

Don't wait to read it in Monocle.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Vote for me is a vote for Shoemankind!

Mr. Hare has been nominated for shoe designer of the year by readers of possibly the most prestigious shoe blog in the blogosphere, and while normally I would just concentrate on making power moves and doing right by God/Allah/Yoda/Karl/Arsene, on this occasion I was touched enough to consider rallying some support. So...Go here and vote for Mr. Hare. Pretty please.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

I love a little Meercat, at Dover Street Market.

Blue Suede King Tubby and Red Suede "Wally Don" King Tubby.

"Mr. Hare, where can I buy a pair of Pacheco in London?

Pacheco in Black Vachetta

"Dear Sxxxxxx,

They land this Saturday at Dover Street Market. Honestly you should get there early.

All the best,

Mr. (Marc) Hare"
"Marc, fine shoes thank you. Mr. Hare trees? And where to find the Genet?

Jerry Lee in White and Navy Vachetta (spare blue laces supplied)

"I was thinking of last specific trees. Only available direct. Miller, Orwell, Bazin and Jopling when it's finished.

Genet will be for real in AW10. At last.

You sound like you know about shoes. How come?

Did you really buy some Pacheco's today?

Fela in Natural Vachetta

"Struggle for years searching for the right shoe, never quite finding it. Only happy when I'm not too conscious of what's on my feet, if that makes sense? Pompous bastard I am.

Like my old dries van noten and last year common projects. Worried that I get excited at Lodger's shoe of the month. Much prefer lodger to the jermyn st brigade.

Bought the Pacheco's (and beeswax) this afternoon at Dover street. They had no 10.5 or 11 so I'll stretch these 10's. Now that Victor Boa.....

Victor Boa in Natural Vachetta.

The above email conversation took place between Thursday 4th Feb and Saturday 6th Feb 2010. It still blows my mind every time someone buys a pair of my shoes. I hope that feeling stays forever.

Blue suede Pacheco's

I made just 12 pairs of blue suede Pacheco's and you can only buy them at Dover Street Market in London. I love it when retailers freestyle and make things happen like that.

From the week of the 23rd the collection will be available at
Colette in Paris
Surrender in Singapore
Beams in Tokyo
SKETCH in The Hague.