testimonials & press  

 

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What our beloved clients say about us..

#TheSagan

John Shennan London, United Kingdom "I love the loafers – the fit and comfort are sensational. The cushioned soles are phenomenal in providing extra comfort! I find myself wearing them in the house and to go out. I loved the attention to detail when you packaged them - the little handwritten note with the shoes, the email exchanges before and after the shoes were dispatched. As a customer, it made me feel like I wasn’t buying from another big, faceless retailer. Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!"

John Shennan

London, United Kingdom

"I love the loafers – the fit and comfort are sensational. The cushioned soles are phenomenal in providing extra comfort! I find myself wearing them in the house and to go out. I loved the attention to detail when you packaged them - the little handwritten note with the shoes, the email exchanges before and after the shoes were dispatched. As a customer, it made me feel like I wasn’t buying from another big, faceless retailer. Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!"

HD Moon Seoul, South Korea "Truly my favourite loafers ever. Firstly, I’m a big fan of the style of the loafers. Simplicity matched with true sophistication and craftsmanship. Secondly, the loafers are extremely comfortable every time I wear them out. Often I even forget to take them off since they are so comfortable and light! Class-A service combined with wonderful shoes, I’m a fan!" 

HD Moon

Seoul, South Korea

"Truly my favourite loafers ever. Firstly, I’m a big fan of the style of the loafers. Simplicity matched with true sophistication and craftsmanship. Secondly, the loafers are extremely comfortable every time I wear them out. Often I even forget to take them off since they are so comfortable and light! Class-A service combined with wonderful shoes, I’m a fan!" 

Miles Fisher Los Angeles, United States "Never have I worn a pair of shoes that balance intricate sophistication and nonchalant discretion so harmoniously. Masterfully constructed and elegantly shaped, all without insisting upon themselves. Nothing compares. Baudoin & Lange makes my favourite loafers."

Miles Fisher

Los Angeles, United States

"Never have I worn a pair of shoes that balance intricate sophistication and nonchalant discretion so harmoniously. Masterfully constructed and elegantly shaped, all without insisting upon themselves. Nothing compares. Baudoin & Lange makes my favourite loafers."

Jamie Ferguson London, United Kingdom "I was shooting for about a week in Tokyo and I needed a comfortable shoe that also had style to it. I'd been a fan of the Belgian Loafer look for a while but had never been quite so sure about the bow. Luckily I found my solution in these loafers. The shoes are truly as comfortable as they say they are. Worn these shoes every single day for a week.. The leather is so soft while also standing up to being worn all day and trudging around the streets. Highly recommend."

Jamie Ferguson

London, United Kingdom

"I was shooting for about a week in Tokyo and I needed a comfortable shoe that also had style to it. I'd been a fan of the Belgian Loafer look for a while but had never been quite so sure about the bow. Luckily I found my solution in these loafers. The shoes are truly as comfortable as they say they are. Worn these shoes every single day for a week.. The leather is so soft while also standing up to being worn all day and trudging around the streets. Highly recommend."

Francis Andersson New York City, United States "Phenomenal customer service and a sublime product! The suede is so incredibly soft, never felt anything like this before on a loafer. You can really see the craftsmanship that has gone into them. I happened to order my loafers one-size too big and needed to exchange them. This was rapidly taken care of by B&L without any costs or work from my side. Couldn’t be happier with my loafers and their service. Now I need to have them in every color." 

Francis Andersson

New York City, United States

"Phenomenal customer service and a sublime product! The suede is so incredibly soft, never felt anything like this before on a loafer. You can really see the craftsmanship that has gone into them. I happened to order my loafers one-size too big and needed to exchange them. This was rapidly taken care of by B&L without any costs or work from my side. Couldn’t be happier with my loafers and their service. Now I need to have them in every color." 

Allan Robinson Sydney, Australia "At first I was a bit hesitant in terms of the durability of an unlined loafer, but after a few months of wearing they still look as good as new. I have found myself a new shoe obsession. A great job done. Your loafers are beyond compare... Comfortable, durable and beautiful."

Allan Robinson

Sydney, Australia

"At first I was a bit hesitant in terms of the durability of an unlined loafer, but after a few months of wearing they still look as good as new. I have found myself a new shoe obsession. A great job done. Your loafers are beyond compare... Comfortable, durable and beautiful."



Laurie Billson

London, United Kingdom

"The Sagans are my go-to shoe for almost all occasions - elevating even jeans to sartorial elegance. I receive a lot of positive comment while wearing them, and I enjoy sharing my experience of the service - not just the shoes. As an off-the-peg customer I feel I've received a bespoke-level service." 

Philippe Bachelet

Paris, France

"I read Simon Crompton’s blog about your loafers and got interested. He was right all the way. Couldn’t resist an order and placed it. No regrets at all. I love them. A great eye for details and I love the golden nails on the heel for your logo. Astounding. My compliments guys!"

Julian Jameson

London, United Kingdom

"Having been a bespoke shoe buyer & wearer for the past decade and owning several pairs of Belgian Shoes, which would probably be the closest comparable to this for me, I must admit your loafer is a great deal more comfortable, practical and better fitting." 

Christopher Culler

Lyon, France

"The Sagans are easily the best Belgian loafers I have ever worn. The leather, the beautiful shape, the comfort as well as the craftsmanship all scream quality and luxury."

Roderick P. 

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"I love the Sagan.. they're most comfortable. I've just ordered my second pair.

I've always had problems finding shoes because of my very flat feet. These Sagan wraps around my foot as if it was made bespoke and really live up to the claims on your website."

Iñigo Azumendi Ruiz De Ar

Bilbao, Spain

"The shoes are, to put it in one word, WONDERFUL!  I have no other words for them. Thank you very much for making my shoes, and I'm sure I will be buying plenty more in the future. I love it when people do their job in a superb way and you guys have absolutely nailed it." 

Henry Jackson

Boston, United States

"Bring to mind your most comfortable shoes.  Imagine them more comfortable.  Add top-notch materials, impeccable craftsmanship, unique style (oh my, the style!) and you have Baudoin & Lange's Sagan.  How much do I like them?  I've recently ordered a second pair."

Roderick Poon

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"These Sagans are so comfortable it feels like it wraps around my foot as it it was made bespoke. Don’t think I’d ever replace them with any other shoes anymore!" 

John N.

Houston, United States

"They are simply incredible and I wear them all the time! Thank you so much!"

Justin L.

Dallas, United States

"The Sagans are fantastic and indeed very comfortable" 

Dipen S.

London, United Kingdom

"Very satisfied with B&L! Excellent product and great service."

Todd C.

Raleigh, United States

"Your shoes are awesome. Simply wonderful." 

 

Marco G.

London, United Kingdom

"The Sagans are the ultimate treat for your feet. The cashmere of shoes. Very quickly, you will want to wear them in all occasions and want to buy them in all colours and variations. Highly addictive!"

Michael D.

London, United Kingdom

"The service and the product are first class. Thank you and I am sure that I will be buying more from you in the future." 

What the press say about us..

 

Permanent Style, Simon Crompton

"The best Belgian-style loafers I have ever worn. A Belgian loafer is a fantastically useful shoe. Part way between a slipper and formal loafer, it is smart around the house and casual in the office. One of the things that sets the Sagans apart is their quality of make. Allan’s background is as a bottier and although these aren’t bespoke shoes, they carry across some of this attitude to quality manufacture. One thing that I found striking about the Sagans is their ability to adapt to lots of different foot widths. I used to wear Rubinacci Belgians - those are the ones shown in Florence last summer. But when I pick them up now they feel so poorly made by comparison." Read the full article here

"The best Belgian-style loafers I have ever worn. A Belgian loafer is a fantastically useful shoe. Part way between a slipper and formal loafer, it is smart around the house and casual in the office. One of the things that sets the Sagans apart is their quality of make. Allan’s background is as a bottier and although these aren’t bespoke shoes, they carry across some of this attitude to quality manufacture. One thing that I found striking about the Sagans is their ability to adapt to lots of different foot widths. I used to wear Rubinacci Belgians - those are the ones shown in Florence last summer. But when I pick them up now they feel so poorly made by comparison."

Read the full article here

The Rake Magazine, Aleks Cvetkovic

"For slouching around in the city, drifting aimlessly fromcoffee shop to lunch spot and then on to an art gallery, there is simply nothing more comfortable than a chic Belgian loafer - especially when it takes of a Sagan - the new, uncompromising lambskin loafers from Baudoin & Lange. Arguably the world's first true luxury Belgian slipper, they're entirely unstructured, cut from the finest un-split lambskins that adapt to the contours of your feet over time. Moreover, the Sagan features a specially developed handcrafted insole, designed to absorb all the shocksthat hard pavements can throw at it. Entirely made in the company's London atelier, this sophisticated blue-grey pair is perfect for the autumn, and sits harmoniously beneath either denim or flannels." Read the full article here

"For slouching around in the city, drifting aimlessly fromcoffee shop to lunch spot and then on to an art gallery, there is simply nothing more comfortable than a chic Belgian loafer - especially when it takes of a Sagan - the new, uncompromising lambskin loafers from Baudoin & Lange. Arguably the world's first true luxury Belgian slipper, they're entirely unstructured, cut from the finest un-split lambskins that adapt to the contours of your feet over time. Moreover, the Sagan features a specially developed handcrafted insole, designed to absorb all the shocksthat hard pavements can throw at it. Entirely made in the company's London atelier, this sophisticated blue-grey pair is perfect for the autumn, and sits harmoniously beneath either denim or flannels."

Read the full article here

Permanent Style, Simon Crompton

"The first stage for a new pair is cutting (clicking) the leather for the uppers and the binding. The closer then stitches the upper together and folds the binding over the edges, with a hammer. And these finished uppers are hand-lasted with nails around the last and insole. Lasting by hand is rarely done outside bespoke shoes, but Allan finds it helps to control the lambskin, given its softness. Also, the team are currently using a lot of techniques taken from bespoke shoes, as this was where Allan came from." Read the full article here

"The first stage for a new pair is cutting (clicking) the leather for the uppers and the binding. The closer then stitches the upper together and folds the binding over the edges, with a hammer. And these finished uppers are hand-lasted with nails around the last and insole. Lasting by hand is rarely done outside bespoke shoes, but Allan finds it helps to control the lambskin, given its softness. Also, the team are currently using a lot of techniques taken from bespoke shoes, as this was where Allan came from."

Read the full article here

The Shoe Snob, Justin Fitzpatrick

"I have to say that the loafers are really nice. They use lamb suede and to be honest, I have never felt suede so nice. It is like the cashmere of suede. I also like how snug of a fit they are, really not leaving much room for error. The product is very well made which is quite evident not only in pictures but when you have the real thing in hand. You cannot even compare them to the majority of slipper offerings out there that have been saturating the market in the last few years. Allan does a good job at keeping in tune with his handmade ethos when creating his Sagan loafer. You know that sweat and tears go into each pair. It is evident that handmaking was actually involved unlike most of the claims thatpeople make about their slippers." Read the full article here

"I have to say that the loafers are really nice. They use lamb suede and to be honest, I have never felt suede so nice. It is like the cashmere of suede. I also like how snug of a fit they are, really not leaving much room for error. The product is very well made which is quite evident not only in pictures but when you have the real thing in hand. You cannot even compare them to the majority of slipper offerings out there that have been saturating the market in the last few years. Allan does a good job at keeping in tune with his handmade ethos when creating his Sagan loafer. You know that sweat and tears go into each pair. It is evident that handmaking was actually involved unlike most of the claims thatpeople make about their slippers."

Read the full article here