The Immaculate Conception
It is with the greatest care and grace with which one should approach high summer footwear. It is also imperative one acquires a suitable pair of daps long before that intoxicating moment arrives when you step off an aircraft into dizzying heat.
This is all new to us of course, not summer you understand, that has pulsed through the Mr. Hare lifeblood since the brand’s conception in sunlit southern Europe. I speak of meticulously designed super lightweight steppers; the type of shoe you adorn poolside, or laze luxuriously in the hammock, cocktail or glass of wine in hand, naturally. Introducing the Arno.
You’ll be glad to hear we have approached the production of our first espadrille with the attentive care and detailing you can expect from Mr. Hare. Firstly we found it crucial in sourcing the softest of cashmere suedes, giving the single layer outer a plush and entirely lavish appearance. We really have stripped the design of these to their minimum without compromising on craftsmanship or comfort. Like the Che, the heel panel is fold down for optional slipping on ease. The Arno, maybe more so than the Che, offer that minimal barefoot ride which is all too pleasing in the sweltering heat, or the cooler confines of the house. Catered for travel – these fold flat for easy transportation. They are surprisingly hard wearing too – as Marc informed me with a mischevious smile last month he’d ‘really bashed them about, had a few games of footy in them, which they withstood with ease!’
I’ve seen the proof, ‘tis true.
I know, I know, this all sounds splendid and tremendous, but I am yet to tell you of the colours available. Sei colori! Yes six, six beautiful colour options. Ranging from the versatile dusk navy, pale grey and the rich gold. And if shameless summer time flossing is your forte, you will perhaps be enticed by either our rich cobalt, or deeply vivid Mediterranean-sea turquoise and jade colours.
Such is the admiration that the Arno has received since their shop floor arrival last month, they have rocketed to our 2nd best seller.