Being good friends with all the major retailers has it’s perks for me (and you ;)). Oki-Ni have just let me know that they have just got in a brand new range of shoes by Mr.Hare, but they are only showing a select few people before their actual launch on site. You cannot see these anywhere on their site at the moment because they are only on pre-order and not in stock until the 14th-31st August. However I am obviously going to showcase the whole collection for you today and show you how you can order a pair before anyone else. This means you will be guaranteed to get your size choice and have them before anyone you know!
Mr.Hare is of Jamaican decent and makes amazing high quality dress shoes and boots that are always right on the pulse of men’s fashion trends. There has been a big deal about using patent and suede materials this year within men’s footwear and with this new line of shoes he creates traditional shapes but MIXES various materials together to give a great formal fashion shoe. You really have to check out the pics in the main post to see just how good they are and how well these materials contrast against each other.
Every single Mr.Hare shoe is fully leather lined in natural leather. The sole and heel are also constructed from 100% leather with a rubber heel insert. Reinforcement nails protect the toe area. The minimal seams on the upper are rolled to avoid untidy fraying. The detailing and attention to quality within the construction process is plain to see with these. I managed to get my hands on a sample and they are AMAZING – you can tell these are a premium shoe as soon as you look and feel it. They come at a premium price, with most of the range upwards of £300, but these are an investment shoe which you will get plenty of use from in your day job, formal events and even on a night out if you are going to take care of them.
Most of these shoes are EXCLUSIVE to Oki-Ni and as such you are getting a limited item. These will really set you apart from the rest of the crowd so take a look at the full post and grab a pair today before anyone else.
My absolute favourites within the range come in the only tan version they have. They are beautiful fully leather tan boots with a suede lining where the laces group the boot together. They are an exclusive colourway as well which really just pushes them over the top for me! Here is the full feature list for it:
“The Tan Commando Kerouac is exclusively available at oki-ni.
Kerouac is a slip on dress boot made from fine Italian calf leather and soft suede on a Blake construction. The soft construction of the upper vamp allows the boot to be contracted sock-like in order to secure the foot. However the upper can be left uncontracted and will retain itself comfortably. The fastening system uses a heavy-duty leather lace and metal button toggle. As with all Mr. Hare shoes, Kerouac is fully leather lined in natural leather. The sole and heel are also constructed from 100% leather with a rubber heel insert. Reinforcement nails protect the toe area. The minimal seams on the upper are rolled to avoid untidy fraying.
For best care, Kerouac should be stored on a shoetree to retain the shape and should be polished with natural shoe polish between wears. The suede areas should be brushed with a wire suede brush at regular intervals to maintain texture and colour.”
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