Our traditional loafer last, 314, is our next selection in our ‘Lasting Variations’ series. A last that has housed many of our iconic Penny loafer styles over the years, including Boston which is currently available in four colourways in Calf, Grain and Suede. Along with Harvard, the unlined version of Boston, which is available in Horween’s Dark Brown genuine Cordovan. Loafers have grown from strength to strength in recent years, and are the most casual Goodyear-welted style available at Crockett & Jones.
The 314 last is focused on Boston and Harvard, and suits a slightly wider fit through the heel section. To bring this traditional last up to modern standards, we have updated the form by slimming down the back-part for a slightly tighter heal fit, creating last 376. Sharing a forepart with 314, the new Harvard 2, Grantham 2 and Richmond 2 feature the traditional look with our updated fitting qualities.
Date of Origin: October 1993
Last 314 is a Main Collection loafer last, with a ‘high walled’ round toe. A straight last with generous fitting qualities, this loafer last has been in production for many years. Boston, the famed style on 314, is a staple for many a customer. Offering E & G width fittings and a high instep, 314 is often commented on as “comfortable from the word go”.
Date of Origin: September 2015
Last 376 is a Main Collection last, with a ‘high walled’ round toe and slimmed down back part. A last that is directly associated to another, last 376 shares its toe shape with 314! A development that has seen us improve upon the heel clipping to produce a closer fitting version of the highly regarded 314, specifically for unlined loafers.
Fitting advice from retail… Last 314 presents one of our shorter toe shapes, and while fitting true to size, the wearers’ toes will sit relatively close to the front of the shoe. The toe shape is aesthetically similar to lasts 236, 376, 335, and 363.