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The Preston in Cognac

Regular price $ 265 Sale price $ 212
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How to measure your foot
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

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Meet the Preston...a smooth combination of the Lucca and the Beck (two of our best-selling styles) The Preston is a longwing brogue featuring a hand-woven inlay. Comfortable, durable, and bold - everything a great shoe should be. 

  • Italian calfskin with woven leather body
  • Standard D width
  • Handcrafted in Spain
  • Blake Construction (resoleable)
Product Details
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.
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.
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.
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 with rubber injections offers durability, comfort, and traction. Leather soles are universally recognized as the most luxurious and premium type of sole.
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 boots and shoes are designed to match standard US dress shoe sizes.
All our shoes are standard D width. If you have wide feet, size up.
If you wear in-between sizes, please size down for Taft boots and shoes.
Buying Sneakers? Size up if you typically wear a half size.
The TAFT Quality Promise

Beautiful Shoes. Bold Styles.

Handmade in Europe by experienced artisans, every pair is made with precision, patience and decades of experience. 

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.


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 Exchanges

Free Exchanges are offered within the contiguous United States on all shoe purchases, unless otherwise noted on certain products (namely sale items and seconds).

If you'd like to make a return, your request must be made within 14 days of the date you receive your shoes. Requests after this point will be denied.

Returns on all items are subject to a $10 restocking fee.

For more details, see the full returns page here.

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United States United States
Beautiful shoe, even better purchase experience.

TAFT makes you feel so good when your shoe arrives. There's so much attention to detail, the box has phrases on it warning of the compliments you'll receive when you wear the shoe. The box's design is above any other shoe I've ever owned. The shoes are wrapped individually for safe traveling, it comes with extra laces and a shoe horn. Already, before I even take the shoes out of the bag, I feel as if my money has been well spent. The shoes are beautifully crafted and they feel amazing. They're fit to size. Just read the recommended size guide. I can't wait to wear these shoes for my wedding. From now on, I will only purchase dress shoes from TAFT. Great company, great experience.

Daniel D.
United States United States
In love

The shoes are like any Taft show or boot...amazing. They always fit right to scale, they are made of the best quality, and I can always count on their shoes to be comfortable and stylish. These shoes did not disappoint. I have already worn them once and got so many compliments. A must have this season

Caleb K.
United States United States
7th pair!

I have been apart of the Taft Clothing family for quite some time now. I refuse to purchase dress shoes from anywhere else! I needed a solid pair of browns for work! I have to say, out of all of my taft shoes/boots, the Preston in Cognac has to be one of my favorites. They are wide and comfortable, break in easily, and stunning. My only constructive criticism would be to remove the design on the toe cap, and change the grip to that of the Jack shoe… Now I am not an expert and I most definitely love the shoes, but those are the only thing I would change. Absolutely love taft and would recommend to LITERALLY ANYONE. Kory has directly answered my DM’s, on multiple occasions giving me peace of mind in the product and instructing me on cleaning and best use! THANK YOU TAFT!!!

Kirk C.
United States United States
Absolutely love these shoes

The perfect change of pace from my regular wing-tip oxfords, the woven leather stands out and has gotten me my fair share of compliments. This is my third pair of Taft shoes and, like the others, I love the quality and the fit.

Robert G.
United States United States
The Perfect Dress Shoe

These fit perfectly and are designed so well. Absolutely beautiful hand craftsmanship. I’m really excited to breaks these babies out for my wedding.