Cole Haan Born in 1928
New York City roared into 1928. It was a time of fabulous parties, fabulous people, and fabulous ideas. Depression was just about the farthest thing from anyone’s mind, even though one short year later the stock market would famously crash. Prohibition had driven creativity underground, but behind unmarked speakeasies, the Jazz Age was in full swing. Jubilance pervaded everything—art, fashion, and music—and in that same year, a new generation of groundbreaking role models was born. It was also the year that Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan collaborated on what would become one of America’s most iconic brands dedicated to fine craftsmanship, timeless style, and design innovation. Now 85 years later, Cole Haan celebrates four icons Born in 1928 who embody the enduring American spirit that drives their brand and keeps it relevant decade after decade.