Since renaming our well-known stock collection, The Icons, we are no longer the only manufacturer with said collection name… feather in the cap an’ all that. But there is no doubt, the word ‘Icon’ is most definitely overused, although at Crockett & Jones we tend not to use it lightly.
Harvard the 2nd, has been around for some time now, 2015 to be precise. Originally introduced on our 314 last as Harvard (1), a number of years earlier, Harvard 2 is our updated, closer fitting newbie on Last 376. For the record, the original version is still available in the rather unique ‘genuine’ Shell Cordovan.
The concept behind Harvard is simple, an unlined version of Boston, and we all know Boston… another icon. Harvard 2, however, harboured a different concept altogether. In fact, Harvard 2 was the originator of a cascade of unlined Loafers which followed, whose main focus was flexibility, breathability and comfort. For the summer! Of course, our customers pined for a summer version of their most versatile, year-round loafer buddy ‘Boston’, and Harvard sold well from day one. Boston and Harvard continue to sell so well, year in year out, stock availability being the main issue, sorry about that, we do try to keep up with demand!
This season, after being caught out last year with the popularity of Harvard 2 in Dark Brown Suede, we have taken the plunge and added Harvard 2 in Snuff Suede and an all-out summer version in Khaki Suede (a personal favourite).
There is no doubting that we could easily throw the colour-swatches at Harvard 2, and it would look great, so please do feel free to message us with your requests! We are all ears when it comes to customer demand… just one benefit of being a family business.
Until then, Harvard 2 is now available in three versions. Dark Brown Suede, Snuff Suede and Khaki Suede.