The Russell in Nightfall
$ 235.00 7

The Russell in Nightfall

Regular price $ 235.00 7

Meet the Russell in Nightfall....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)
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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
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    Unique Style. Highest Quality Materials.
    Handmade in Europe.
    Sold direct to you, without retail markups.
    Free US Shipping & Returns
    We are proud of our craft. Each shoe is handmade using the highest quality materials, sourced directly from our factory in Europe.
    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.
    FULL-GRAIN LEATHERS
    We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high quality leathers makes 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.
    STACKED LEATHER SOLE
    Stacked leather sole with rubber injections offer 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.

    Meet the Russell in Nightfall....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)
      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
      Product Details
      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.
      FULL-GRAIN LEATHERS
      We only use vegetable-tanned, chromium-free, full-grain leathers. These high quality leathers makes 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.
      STACKED LEATHER SOLE
      Stacked leather sole with rubber injections offer 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.

      < SCROLL TO COMPARE >

      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 Southern Spain 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 vegatable-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 2-5 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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      WS
      08/16/2018
      William S.
      United States

      Seriously Better in Person

      I ordered these shoes (my 6th or 7th pair of Tafts) much to the dislike of my wife. Once I opened the packaging (which the experience of unboxing the shoes is great, really good idea Kory and Team) even she was impressed by how beautiful the shoes are in person. If you are between sizes, I definitely recommend going down a size. Typical with loafers sizing down. Also with Taft shoes, I don't want to say the stretch, but it's more of the leather forming to your foot while breaking in.

      CP
      08/14/2018
      Chuck P.
      United States

      Great shoes!

      Finally a pair of loafers to add to my Taft collection!! They are a little tight at first (I have wider feet but could barely get them on). After wearing around the house for a few hours they loosened up. Wore them to work the following day and they were very comfortable! Great looking shoes and lots of compliments in the 2 days I wore them...

      JG
      08/14/2018
      John G.
      United States

      Craftsmanship

      I have gone through many loafers over the years, yet non have or will be as memorable at these beauties. This marks my 7th pair of footwear from Taft and there will undoubtably be many more to come as time allows. These loafers are truly one of a kind, comfortable, and eye catching and I could not be more pleased with them.

      RL
      08/14/2018
      Richard L.
      United States

      Disappointment

      I have purchased several Taft shoes and always have been very pleased. I recently purchased the Russell in Nightfall. The heels and sides of the shoes were scuffed like they had been worn. The wood soles which contrasts with the shoe material is what I have always enjoyed. This time I was very disappointed.

      JJ
      08/14/2018
      James J.
      United States

      Awesome as Usual

      Great pair of shoes! They’re slightly big (because I normally wear a 10.5) but fit well with the right below ankle socks. I always appreciate the care Taft puts into their packaging. Top notch, quality stuff. These are my second pair of Taft shoes and I plan on purchasing many more. Keep up the great work, guys!

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