The brand was launched in 2014 by Kestin Hare when he returned to his hometown of Edinburgh. Kestin grew up watching his grandad who had a distinct style, took great pride in his appearance and ran pubs in Leith. This inspired his degree in Fashion Design BA Hons and Marketing, which then led him directly to the industry where he instantly felt at home.
Kestin carved out his 15 year career working for some of the biggest names, most notably holding the position of Head of Design at Nigel Cabourn. It was here, working on the Ascent of Cabourn collections, that Nigel honed Kestin's passion for vintage, looking to the old to find something new, and instilled the importance of UK manufacturing.
Kestin has steadily created his signature look for Kestin Hare, and has continued to nurture his core values of vintage research, seeking out the most unique and technologically advanced fabrics, road testing every garment for fit and purpose, and is in constant conversation with his customers and the best of the industry.
We are proud that our designs are made in small production runs in the best factories (in the U.K. and Portugal) that Kestin has developed a personal relationship with over the years. Kestin is hands on, both throughout the design process and in the factories, and works closely with the pattern cutters and machinists to learn new skills and detailing possibilities.
Kestin Hare is stocked internationally in some of the world's leading retailers, and now also with a dedicated following in Japan.
We have two stores; our Shoreditch store on the corner of Rivington St and Charlotte Road, London and the Cruiser Store in Leith, the creative heart of Edinburgh. Head office and the design studio is based in Custom Lane, attached to the rear of the Cruiser Store. This allows Kestin to see first hand how customers react to the garments, and in turn customers can see the designer at work.
|Jackets / Knitwear / Sweatshirts / T-Shirts / Polos / Shirts|
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