KESTIN IS A SCOTTISH MENSWEAR BRAND WITH A FOCUS ON MAKING THE HIGHEST QUALITY GARMENTS FOR EVERYDAY THAT LAST
Founded in 2015 by designer Kestin Hare with almost 20 year's industry experience, Kestin aims to redefine modern Scottish design by blending innovation with tradition. Combining details from workwear, military, sports and outdoor wear, our products are functional, subtle, sophisticated and distinctive. We are focused on quality, unique fabrics, great fit and clever detailing. Responsible manufacturing is key with around 50% of every collection being Made in the UK.
20 YEARS' INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE TO MAKE THE MOST SOLID EVERYDAY MENSWEAR OFFER
My namesake brand is a combination of almost 20 years' industry experience with a dedication to pushing myself to make the most solid everyday menswear offer.
I've always been interested in fashion and design, coming from a creative family it's in my blood. Growing up, nobody was better or more well put together than my grandad Bill who ran pubs in Leith, a proper gent. When I started clubbing I realised the power of brands, everybody was buying into branded T-shirts in the early 90s. What you wore defined you, gave you confidence. I was hooked.
I knew I had to play to my strengths and went straight into studying for a degree in Fashion & Design, and then moved to London to work for and learn from the biggest brands and designers, first job at Reiss and then ended up as Head of Design for Nigel Cabourn. It was an intense period of training where I was taught my core values: vintage research, learning about the history of garments, where they were manufactured, the function of the materials, the fit, the details, and the ultimate importance of championing UK production.