There’s really not much to say about this look; Harvard’s uniforms have undergone minimal change since 1980, when the classic crest (complete with Latin lingo) was added to the jersey shoulders. The most notable change has come from the helmets, which have used a blocky, serif “H” since Tim Murphy became coach in 1994.
Check out the helmet logo from the 80s; that’s right down there with the Nebraska “N” on the excitement scale.
Another oddity: I believe football is the only sport at Harvard that uses gold in any capacity. My guess is that this a carryover from the pre-World War II era, when many teams wore tan/gold/khaki pants.