The Russell in London
The Russell in London
The Russell in London
The Russell in London
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The Russell in London

Regular price $ 235
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How to measure your foot
  • Put a piece of paper on the ground next to a wall
  • Standing firmly on the piece of paper with your heel slightly touching the wall, mark the paper where your foot is the longest (most likely at the tip of your big toe)
  • With a ruler, measure the distance from the wall to the mark on the paper (indicating the longest part of your foot)
  • Take that measurement and match it with a measurement in the “Inches” column in the size chart.
  • Wear socks when measuring your feet
  • Measure your feet at the end of the day, as your feet tend to expand throughout the day
  • Measure both of your feet, as one may be bigger than the other

Free Shipping & Returns in the US.

Meet the Russell in London....our first loafer. We have been working on a loafer for a couple years and never felt like we nailed it. Now we do! We took our traditional TAFT design aesthetic and applied it to a classic tassel loafer. Comfortable, bold, well-made, and will definitely be a go-to shoe in your closet. 

  • Italian wool upper (with leather accents and tassels)
  • Standard D width
  • Handcrafted in Spain
  • Blake Construction (resoleable)
Product Details
FULL-GRAIN LEATHERS
We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high-quality leathers make our shoes durable and comfortable. We partner with the best mills and tanneries in the world to produce bold styles using the most unique leathers in the world.
PAINTED BY HAND
Our leathers are painted, stained, and burnished by hand. Creating a unique shoe means not being limited on what we can design…finishing the shoes by hand gives us total freedom in our products and makes every single pair a unique piece of art.
HAND-CUT AND STITCHED
All of our patterns are cut by hand. We do not use molds or lasers to cut the leather. This takes much more time but it allows for only the best sections of a hide to be used.
SOFT CALFSKIN LINING
All of our shoes are fully-lined with soft calfskin leather, which means ultimate comfort. Most companies will only partially line their shoes, but we go the extra mile because it means a more comfortable shoe and less break-in time.
STACKED LEATHER SOLE
Stacked leather sole with rubber injections offers durability, comfort, and traction. Leather soles are universally recognized as the most luxurious and premium type of sole.
BLAKE-STITCHED
Our shoes feature Blake-stitched construction for longevity and comfort. It also allows for increased flexibility and a sleek silhouette. You will notice a big difference from normal, cemented shoes to a stitched pair of TAFT footwear. Get ready for comfort right out of the box.
Sizing Guide
All Taft shoes are design to match standard US dress shoe sizes. However, to ensure the perfect fit, please make sure:
All our shoes are standard D width. If you have wide feet, please select next size up.
If you wear in-between sizes, please size down for Taft boots and shoes.
Do not order your sneaker size. Please size down 0.5 - 1 US number.
In general, our shoes run slightly big. We suggest you size down if you are between sizes.

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TAFT
US Dress Shoe
Sneakers
Brannock Device
Approx
Inches
6 6 - 6.5 6.5 - 7 6 - 6.5 23.5 - 23.75 91/2 - 91/3
7 7 - 7.5 7.5 - 8 7 - 7.5 24.5 - 25 95/8 - 97/8
8 8 - 8.5 8.5 - 9 8 - 8.5 25.5 - 26 10 - 101/4
9 9 - 9.5 9.5 - 10 9 - 9.5 26.5 - 27 103/8 - 105/8
10 10 - 10.5 10.5 - 11 10 - 10.5 27 - 28.5 105/8 - 107/8
11 11 - 11.5 11.5 - 12 11 - 11.5 28 - 28.5 11 - 111/4
12 12 - 12.5 12.5 - 13 12 - 12.5 29 - 29.5 113/8 - 115/8
13 13 - 13.5 13.5 - 14 13 - 13.5 29.5 - 30 115/8 - 117/8
14 14 - 14.5 14.5 - 15 14 - 14.5 30.5 - 31 12 - 121/4
The TAFT Quality Promise

Beautiful Shoes. Beautiful Prices.

Handmade in Europe by experienced artisans, every pair is made with precision, patience and decades of experience. We are advocates of ethical fashion.

In a world of poorly made shoes, TAFT products are built to last. Every pair is hand-cut and Blake-stitched using vegetable-tanned leathers from top European tanneries and mills. Your shoes will look beautiful right out of the box, and for years to come.

By selling exclusively online, we save our customers an average of $200 a pair. You can compare the quality of our shoes to $500 shoes you’d find sitting on the shelves at big box stores. From the beginning, we’ve wanted nothing more than to offer high quality at a lower price.

FAQ

What is my Taft shoe size?
Our shoes are made true to size. If you typically wear a size 9, you can order a size 9 in Taft shoes.

We only offer whole sizes...if you typically wear a half-size, we strongly recommend that you size down. For example, if you wear a size 10.5, we recommend that you size down to a 10.

If you have any specific questions, you can email us at support@taftclothing.com. We are happy to help!

 

The shoe I want is sold out... what should I do?
We are working hard to manage our inventory and make sure we can have your size available. We will try and bring back older styles as often as possible. Be sure to sign up for the Back-in-Stock notifications on the product page to be the first to know when a shoe is back in stock.

 

How long will it take to receive my order?
Once your order is placed, we will ship within 24 (unless it is a pre-order). Once shipped, the order will arrive in 4-7 days, depending on your location.

If you are pre-ordering, the expected shipping date will be in the product description.

Free Returns

Free Returns are offered within the contiguous United States on all shoe purchases, unless otherwise noted on certain products (namely seconds). Return requests must be made within 14 days of the date you receive your shoes. Requests after this point will be denied.

Returns on pre-orders (custom production) are accepted, but will be returned for store credit only. No refunds will be offered.

Shipping for Exchanges or Returns is free of charge within the contiguous United States for one return or exchange per order. If a second exchange or return is requested, the cost of the second shipping will be covered by the customer.

For more details, see the full returns page here.

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HF
12/10/2018
H F.
United States

Beautiful!

Hi kory thanks for getting in touch with me. The Russell in London is the best pair of shoes I’ve ever purchased on line. I am now your forever customer This is where I will purchase all my shoes from now on. The only problem is that they are a little tight (too tight for me to work in) I need a 13.5 or a 14 or I may have to return them. Please tell me you have one of those. Thank you!

BH
12/09/2018
Bing H.
United States

Comfortable and REALLY different

Fit well. Lots of compliments and only wore them twice! This is my third pair of TAFT shoes and this is pretty standard :-)

SD
12/07/2018
Suril D.
United States

Great Looking Great Feeling shoes

These shoes are definitely unique, well made, and definitely an eye catcher. TAFT customer service is also quick and easy to contact.

WR
12/06/2018
Willam R.
United States

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Awesome Shoes great compliments

BA
11/29/2018
Braulio A.
United States

Sleekly Sophisticated …

… yet also jaunty, the Russell deftly combines Old School business style (tassel loafer, Glen plaid) with New School attitude (a slightly elongated profile). It's a perfect slip-on that works equally well in the office or out on the town, with suits or with denim. The fit and comfort are terrific for my narrow, high-arched foot, but the lengthy taper at the toe may not be to everyone's taste. Taft offers great service and communication, and is very responsive if you have questions. I will definitely purchase from this site again.

Try: "jack boot", leather, size 9, suede...