Kestin Hare is a Scottish menswear brand inspired by what men want for everyday modern life, proud to seek out only the best fabrics and champion UK quality manufacturing. The brand was launched in 2014 by Kestin Hare when he returned to his hometown of Edinburgh. There are two stand-alone stores in London and Edinburgh, with the head office and design studio attached to the rear of the Edinburgh store based in Leith at Custom Lane. Kestin creates versatile workwear for modern creatives, inspired by travel and adventure in his native Scotland. Every collection tells a story, weaving in Scottish references of the past and making them relevant for today. Around 70% of the collection is made in the UK, using a blend of unique technical fabrics, and quality British, Japanese and Italian cloth.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Sitting quietly in my studio considering wool colours and hearing the children playing outside.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
You know, you know, you know. Tonal. In situ. Touch points. Price architecture. Range.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Creating an independent menswear brand being based in Edinburgh, its a challenge but now being recognised against the best in the world it's all worth it.
Where would you most like to live?
What is your most treasured possession?
My wife and my two daughters.
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your most marked characteristic?
Stubborn and OCD.
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What is your motto?
Work hard, play hard.