As you know, I make contemporary shoes that I intend to stand the test of time. You buy a Mr. Hare shoe, you look after that shoe and in ten years time you will still rock that shoe. In 2014 we launched our stone cold classic sneaker line made up of the Jack Johnson high top, The Cunningham low tops and the Llewelyn skate shoe. Three shoes I know I will want to rock forever.
Last summer, it also happens that I was approached by Harvey Nichols to get involved in a collaboration project involving the Ubiquitous #BEENTRILL# collective who in 2014 along with Hood By Air and Virgil Abloh of Off White, were the defining arbotors of underground street style due to their extensive music, style media and artist collaborations. The project required myself and some of my favourite contemporaries of the London scene including Shaun Samson, Gareth Pugh, Adrian Sauvage, Hardy Amies, Kim Jones and Linda Farrow, creating collaborative pieces with Matthew Williams, the head Honcho at #BEENTRILL#.
What better way to mark in time, the era in which my sneakers dropped than with the most contemporary mark of that time?
Hence, #BEENTRILL# x Harvey Nichols x Mr. Hare, happened.
Cunningham #BEENTRILL# Edition
The Mr. Hare #BEENTRILL# sneaker pack is a limited run of the Black Jack Johnson High Tops, Cunningham Low Tops and Llewelyn skate shoes made from fine Italian calf leather and shiny patent leather with the #BEENTRILL# logos applied by silicone injection moulding. Mr. Hare sneakers are massively influenced by the need to floss, laid down by the early Hip Hop pioneers of New York so to team up with these guys from Canal Street was a treat. Mr. Hare is known for its super high quality, elegant, understated Italian produced footwear, working with #BEENTRILL# was a completely new challenge, but the results are FRESH !!