An exciting collaboration ahead.......

Its not often you come across products and designers that you mesh with, but when you do its a wonderful thing to have the opportunity create something new together.

We feel this way about Shona Guthrie and her fine jewellery pieces. Shona is an artist with a delicate eye for detail and a wealth of technical skill to realise her vision. We fell in love with the pieces that are influenced by nature as we feel they are a fantastic compliment to the natural beauty of the Harris Tweed we use in our garments at the moment.

We are delighted to let you know that Shona's work will soon be available to buy on our website and even more excited that we are working together to bring you something special to compliment that dandy look that you have all been nurturing so well.

We are aiming to have another chapter to our story online very soon and available in our store later this week so stay tuned. In the meantime here are some key pieces from Shona that take their inspiration from Cherry wood, these will be available later this week with more details in the new store jewellery pages when they go live.

New stock coming soon....

Hey there Bucks and Hares, we have new stock coming to the site soon!

Some perfect little early seasonal gifts, new cotton garments and we're getting close to releasing the mens jacket and ladies waistcoat. 

Watch this space and remember at checkout the Jackalope is your best friend!

August, what a month

So August has almost been and gone, its flown past in the blink of an eye.

That's maybe as we've been busy finishing and detailing patterns, running samples and finalising designs for some of our new items as well as firming up on production of some things that we have ready for manufacture, perfect little stocking fillers for Christmas, yep we used the 'c' word but its coming and it'll be here before you know it.

A perfect gift for the man in your life would be one of the many items from our range, whether its a waistcoat made to measure or one of our relaxing casual raglan sweatshirts or any item from our ethical cotton t shirt range. Speaking of which....

We spent some time in the woods recently to get some feel good lifestyle images for the brand. We're keen to get away from the too cool for school look for our casual wear and here's a small sample of what we got, what do you  think? We'll be pushing images out on Instagram and Facebook over the next few days.



Living with Harris Tweed

I thought I would give you a little hands on update of living with some Harris Tweed. I've had this waistcoat for around five months now and its done a couple of things.

Firstly it shattered my preconception about Harris Tweed being an itchy unforgiving fabric thats worn once and then relegated to the back of the wardrobe only to be brought back out when the cat needs a new scratching post!

The quality of the Harris Tweed is wonderful, luxuriously soft, the cut of the fabric and the pattern thats been developed work very well to provide a truly comfortable garment, one which I have probably worn too much!

That brings me to my second point. The Harris Tweed wears incredibly well! I throw this on to head out on any occasion whether smartly dressed for a night out or dressed down to go to the supermarket, its been abused by car seat belts, Barbour Jackets and an overly heavy shoulder strap from an overloaded Billingham bag and its keeping its shape really well. Not to get too technical theres not been any bobbling of the material either!

You get what you pay for gets thrown about so much these days, generally right after something has just fallen apart or let you down. I feel that the Harris Tweed highlights the opposite end of the spectrum, sure there are cheaper 'tweeds'  and there are other 'tweeds' that have larger colour ranges and can be delivered in 7 days but what they lack is soul. The heritage and the outstanding quality of the materials that we have sourced from Harris, means we are confident that our garments give you something unique that will get better with age and develop character as you wear them.

I for one cannot wait until we get the mens jacket into production to truly highlight the diversity and quality of Harris Tweed and Buck & Hares design and manufacture team.

Exciting times indeed!

Thanks to you all for helping us get to where we are........

It feels like that this has been such a long time coming, a really exciting time for us and at last we have made that final leap of faith and we have flipped the switch for the store, finally putting our handmade tweed waistcoats out in the wild.

We've already seen some of our pre-order customers out rocking it in their new threads recently and we've have had some really great feedback on the quality of the materials and workmanship to create it, we aim to please! Its also great to hear that our customers friends think they look amazing in their new waistcoats, it must be that flattering pattern on the back, it'll take years off you!

You might wonder why we put the store up on a Saturday and a week before pay day? Its to allow ourselves some comfort in getting any I.T. creases ironed out, pardon the pun. We've done our best to test the store behind the scenes but the true way to get feedback is when you guys are using it. From our experience its all working as it should.

When you use the store for your waistcoat purchase you should find it really simple to navigate. We've set it up so that all you have to do is choose a colour, choose a size in regular or long and then decide which buttons you want, thats all in the standard price. If you wish to add an iPhone or Samsung pocket just add it to your shopping basket and choose the left or right hand side. If you want to add a custom colour back panel its the same process, just add this item to your shopping basket and select the colour you want.

If you have any questions regarding sizing then just drop us an e-mail, its basically the same as your normal suit or jacket sizing, measure around your chest at nipple level, for a tighter fit pull the tape tight and for a normal fit just measure as you would for a jacket, remember if you take a long length jacket you will no doubt take a long in our waistcoat.

Thats it, pretty simple. Thanks for coming this far with us and we hope you'll stay for the other items we have in the pipeline. The obvious one launching soon is the ladies tuxedo Harris Tweed jacket. There are a couple of things you've only seen a snippet of so far, the ladies waistcoat, theres something special in that and theres our mens jacket, we said No! hell no! to the traditional boxy cut of Harris Tweed and we've come up with something special that we think you'll love! And of course our coral pink dress for the girls!

Thanks again for joining us and being part of our 'journey' and telling us 'how you want it', it really does help us give you what you want! Have this tune on us, enjoy your weekend!


Its a Wednesday Winner !!

Quick update for all of you, the online store is now live!! We have a select range of items online just now to make sure we don't flood ourselves with any potential first week teething problems.

All payments can be made securely online via the integrated Stripe payment service so you don't have to worry about the security around your transaction.

As the store is only just live please don't be shy in leaving comments when you place your order. 

We are still in the process of checking the spelling and grammar in our detailed T&C's and Privacy policies but that'll be up on the site as soon as we are happy with it. If you have any questions regarding the content of the drafts please ask and we'll post an open reply on the blog.

Happy Shopping and thanks for staying with us.

Its Friday and I feel fine.....

We had a really successful day at St Conans Kirk on Thursday shooting some footage to showcase our mens Harris Tweed waistcoats and some dandy neck ties with Aesthetica Photography, we'll put up a gallery of all the images soon but in the meantime heres a little sneak peek.....


Danny Scrimshaw in the Buck & Hare Harris Tweed waistcoat at St Conans Kirk, Loch Awe


Hello Monday, you are awesome!

We hope you're having a great start to your week, we know we are!

We're looking forward to our big day out and our little photo shoot on Thursday at the 'kirk'

We wish we could raise the roof with some tunes during the shoot but I don't think we'll be allowed but as Ian says, 'Seek forgiveness, not permission!' so we just might have a go and if we do we might try a little bit of this ....... we think its awesome, we hope you do too, turn it up!

Its gaining momentum........ We are given to fly.

You may have seen from our instagram feed that we made a bit of a bold move and changed our suppliers at the eleventh hour. We've done this to ensure that we are an ethnical brand that you can trust and rely on.

We have made the move in small numbers at the start so that we don't have to pass on an unnecessary price increase to you our customers, this has meant there may be a slightly limited stock in the range that we will have for the first few weeks. We will be taking pre-orders, no deposit required and that will help you get what you want as soon as it drops in our store. Drop us an e-mail and we can send you an image and details on sizing and early bird price list.

We will have Small, Medium and Large in these items:

  1. Womens tunic vest - white
  2. Mens unisex t-shirt - melange grey
  3. Mens unisex t-shirt - ecru
  4. Womens rolled sleeve t-shirt - melange grey
  5. Mens V neck t-shirt - melange grey
  6. Mens raglan sweatshirt - dark heather 
  7. Womens raglan sweatshirt - dark heather 
  8. Mens rolled sleeve t-shirt - white

All will have the distressed brand logo:

The kiddies range has been confirmed and will also be available in the ethical fabrics, t-shirts, sweatshirts, all in ones and also super hero capes, or as adults call them bibs, worn the wrong way round! The pashmena will here soon as well with the Buck and Hare logo screen printed by hand in Scotland.

Thanks for sticking with us, stay awesome! Enjoy this sweet tune for your Saturday!


Its getting close

Big news, this week we have been given formal approval from St Conans Kirk to use the space for our first photoshoot which is happening next week.

In our bid to build a community we decided to take the money we would have spent on a studio and donate that to the maintenance fund for St Conans Kirk, we want to build a relationship with the owners and our plan is to use the space as the back drop for all of our launch items, we think its a great space and by choosing this approach we can give something back. We plan on using the chancel space as one of the main settings, its an amazing looking space.

The chancel

This is a really exciting time for us, we have wonderful Mr Danny Scrimshaw onboard to model the clothes, Aesthetica Photography are doing the shoot for us and if Danny requires a little touch up Sharon Stephen Make Up will be on hand to oblige ( that sounds so wrong, I'm sure Danny will be untouched! )


We have also decided on adopting a dangerous critter for a new T-shirt print, the elusive Jackolope that embodies the soul of Buck & Hare. From small beginnings comes our hero.....

From innocence grows awesome.

From innocence grows awesome.

The Buck & Hare Jackolope

The Buck & Hare Jackolope


We are also working hard to get our online store up and running so that you can get your hands on some Buck & Hare, t-shirts for men, women and children will be online, our gorgeous pashmenas ( think very cool summer scarf ) we are finishing up the baby grow design and we even have something for your puppy too! 

The tweed ranges are coming on nicely as well, the mens tweed jacket is shaping up to be amazing with some really nice detailing to make it a little different and just like the waistcoat there will be an element of client customisation available.

Theres so much to share but all in good time. We can't wait to meet the bigger community that is blossoming through the #Scotstreetstyle movement, we'll be at The Gathering and look forward to seeing all of you.

A brief glimpse of summer

We had a small trip up to Glencoe to find some new ideas for places to shoot the tweeds that we will be launching soon. This little overnight camping trip took us to the wonderful Invercoe Camp site which has a fantastic location and is worth a visit, just be prepared for the midges if there's no breeze.

There's decent food and live music to be had at The Gathering a newly refurbished bar nearby and part of the Glencoe Inn.

We also managed to get a couple of unplanned shots of the ladies T shirt at the nearby lochan that is a very picturesque setting and a pleasant little walk for a Sunday morning.


 

Choosing the right time......

So after a lot of consideration and taking on board the opinion of all our bucks and hares we have chosen the pocket watch below to headline the accessory range.



We're now working hard to bring this to you at a price point that doesn't make it an unachievable luxury item. We want to offer this with our logo engraved on one side internally and on the other we want to offer you the option to have it engraved by us, for you before you get it, or you can order it blank and do it yourself later. Tell us what you think, is this the one you want. do you want us to engrave any of it, or would you like a blank canvas.

Leave a comment let us know.

 

Its been a busy time

Buck & Hare, what can we say?

Its been a busy few months and we know there will be many more to come as well.

We have been busy developing the ethos behind the brand, the products, fine tuning logos, getting websites to a state that they can be turned on and released to the public and we are nearly there!

We are working hard to get our key products ready for launch and photographed to display on the online store so that you can get your hands on Buck & Hare soon.

We want to thank everyone who has joined us so far in what we believe will be a grand adventure.