Where the East meets the West.
Our journey starts here.
Baudoin & Lange was born out of the desire to modernise the time-honoured craft of hand-made shoemaking.
Rooted in Parisian Beaux-Arts and inspired by Eastern Minimalism, our ateliers are situated in London since 2016.
An artisan's path.
Craving a counterpoint to his career at Apple, Allan Baudoin turns his attention to the craftsmanship of artisanal bespoke shoemaking, an art form that calls for a slow, considered handiwork, entirely at odds with his previous life working in the technology industry.
A generation of craftsmen to the next.
Allan forms a friendship with Kasim Yldir, a master shoemaker who had spent his life perfecting the art of hand-lasting shoes.
Kasim and his entourage of expert craftsmen become mentors and inspiration to Allan, teaching him the precise art of making bespoke shoes from start to finish.
An icon in the making.
After clocking up countless hours in the atelier, Allan makes his first archetype of the Sagan - a bespoke, unlined loafer, which soon catches the attention of an elite clientele and discerning figures in the world of bespoke.
The first Sagans are released.
Named after Carl Sagan, astrophysicist and astronomer, the idea for the Sagan is formed and its clean design fixed following the harmonic rules of traditional bespoke pattern making.
Baudoin & Lange.
Allan and Bo van Langeveld meet for the first time. The two bond over a pipe-dream of creating modern footwear uncompromising of the highest comfort and beauty. Allan and Bo take the leap, joining their names and complementarity to create Baudoin & Lange.
A new home for high craftsmanship.
The team grows quickly following a rapid adoption of the Sagan. After years of manufacturing out of Allan's East London apartment, Baudoin & Lange finally opens its first London Atelier - aptly, in a former shoe factory building - a stone’s throw from Columbia Road.
The Sagan Grand is born.
Expanding the Sagan concept to a more formal and wider audience, Baudoin & Lange creates the Sagan Grand. Handcrafted with same level of attention to details as the Sagan Classic, the Grand becomes the second success story of Baudoin & Lange.
The Journey continues...
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