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.
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. Other stockists include Liberty,Colette, Dover Street Market, Matches Fashion and Mr Porter.