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Originally conceived in an Andalucia tapas bar in the summer of 2008 at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada before hitting Dover Street Market with its premier “Purest Form” collection for Fall/Winter 2009, London’s Mr. Hare has risen to prominence with its understated footwear designs, premium construction and unique inspirations. Having worked in public relations in the 1980s before establishing Low Pressure – London’s one and only surf shop – in 1992, Mr. Hare founder Marc Hare went on to serve as a design and marketing consultant for the likes of Nike, adidas, New Balance, Reebok, Levi’s, Dr. Martens and more before establishing famed London fashion boutique Something. This long and varied past ultimately provides a basis for much of Mr. Hare‘s aesthetic today. Following the opening of Mr. Hare’s first flagship storefront and ahead of the launch of his eponymous label’s web store later this month, Marc Hare sat down with Crane.tv to provide a look at his West London home, Mr. Hare’s new digs, and the ways in which his personal life has influenced his designs.