Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Early birds in my words...

Throughout January I have been on the road promoting the empire for AW11 (more on that soon) and it gave me the opportunity to visit a couple of stores who have received early deliveries of SS11.

I genuinely still can't believe Mr. Hare shoes sell in some of the stores they do.

Here is the Onyx Loafer in Eel with it's own spotlit box in L'Eclaireur, Boissy d'Anglais. They made it look so special I didn't even realise it was one of mine.

Also in L'Eclaireur, The Onyx Wholecut.
This is the Goat Camus in Colette. I love how the shrunken goat leather takes on an entirely different pattern on every shoe as the lasting process flattens the natural texture in some areas and not in others. Every pair is completely different.
The Exquisite Shoehorn in Colette.

Check these out!
Tan suede king Tubby's!! A rare beast I only saw for the first time myself when they landed at Dover Street Market. I want some. You won't even find these on my website. There are various one off King Tubby versions around the world including white ones, vachetta and suede ones at Gravity Pope in Canada and of course the King Tubby Specials.

I never shot the studs on the back of the Burroughs before because on the samples they were the wrong size and crooked. This didn't deter all the brave retailers who bought them though. The production Burroughs however, are perfect. I love this shoe. It is made from the softest Nappa leather so it is like wearing a dance shoe in terms of comfort, but it has a vachetta toe cap which will always keep the toe formal and proper. The toecap is deconstructed, as in it is not connected to the body. What at first sight just looks like a normal black shoe is in fact a wealth of technical and design details experimenting with comfort, aesthetics and a little bit of punk.

The Onyx Soir and Onyx Whole-cuts at Dover Street Market. The Onyx Soir has a seam down the toe. One side has patent leather and the instep of the shoe is in high shine leather. This was to give the shoe a more faceted effect. When light hits each side it reflects differently. Then there is the suede wally closure so this elegant evening shoe will fit men with high arches who normally shun oxford closures.


00o00 said...

Really beautiful pics, I hope to check out the shoes in person soon. Hope to see you soon too.

Annabanana and Tessathedresser said...

I am loving the KING TUBBY'S I think Tony Eisner should be sporting a pair this summer!

Santi ! said...

Those Sandals are pretty ha!
Come and visit me
See ya!

Safra said...

very few men wear shoes like these anymore, unfortunately. at least in my neck of the woods.

Mr. Hare said...

00o00 - You know where to come!!
Anabanana - Get T to call me yo!!
Santi -'Ssup Uruguay? I will let Pierre Hardy know you are digging his work.
Safra - you have two choices. You can change 'hood or you can change your 'hood. I too hail from Zone 2 but southwest, Stockwell sides, get me. To quote Humpty Hump "Never stopped me from getting busy!!"

Michael K said...

Next week... Zukie time!

the vegetarian said...

Love the tan King Tubby's and the Burroughs the most... so stylish. I want some *stamps feet*!
Mathilde x