The Sagan: Reinventing the Belgian Loafer.
The "three star dots" symbol found on all Baudoin & Lange products represents the Sagan Seal, hallmark of our three cornerstone values:
-Fine craftsmanship and materials
- Timeless design
- Contemporary comfort and functionality
The most comfortable loafers you will ever own.
Unlined shoe structure.
Softest and most supple leathers.
Fully Unlined – Sagan Classic.
Our Sagan Classic is fully unlined across the whole shoe, to reach the maximum level of flexibility and comfort achievable. No wear-in required.
Half Unlined – Sagan Grand.
Our Sagan Grand is unlined across the front of the shoe, allowing for a bespoke and all-day fit, while providing formal support through its unique “Bridge” lining in the heel and body of the shoe.
Our Belgian loafers are crafted using only the supplest and softest lamb suede from a lush green Mediterranean island. Tanned locally and artisan-ally exclusively for us, our top-grain suede is aniline-dyed then waxed on the grain side for unmatched comfort and breathability.
Made with the very same level of attention to detail that goes into bespoke shoemaking, we hand-last each of our loafers with care, communicating to them just the right amount of stretch for a unique glove-like feeling.
Because of the shoes' unlined nature and proprietary cushioned breathable insoles, the result of our extensive research and development, these extremely comfortable luxury loafers are very easy to fit and can accommodate a large number of shoe widths.
Highest quality of make & detail.
Fully handmade loafers.
Unique shoemaking techniques.
Highest level of materials.
Classic construction - Sagan Classic.
Our Sagan Classic uses a combination of the Goodyear-welt and the cemented sole construction, to ensure maximum padding and durability for walking, while remaining ultimate flexibility in the shoe.
Blake construction - Sagan Grand.
Our Sagan Grand internally uses the Goodyear-welt construction for maximum support while walking, while the sole has been Blake-stitched to remain the elegant last-shape, durability and endless re-soling.
History of our Belgian loafers.
The first version of the Sagan, our take on the Belgian loafer, was developed for our own use in our bespoke workshop. This original denominated “w-loafer “(“workshop “ loafer) was designed to be comfortable enough to work in all day.
Ultimately during the years-long development process, the shoe developed into a state of near perfection. The Loafer was renamed the Sagan when increasingly more bespoke clients started commissioning pairs of bespoke Belgian loafers in every colour and materials for their summer holidays, formal events and home use in the winter.
At Baudoin & Lange we have expressed our creativity and utmost focus in designing and manufacturing a modern-day Belgian loafer, elevating its comfort and elegance above anything that came before. We express our deep respect and honor for the 400-year long history and craft associated with the highly-praised Belgian loafer.
Taking care of your Belgian loafers.
Our shoes are best taken care of when on our signature wooden shoe trees. Lined or unlined. However our unlined, unconstructed suede loafers–like cashmere are much more forgiving in case such a shoe tree is not available as is the case when travelling. The unlined loafers can be folded and will immediately come back into shape, post travel, always keeping up their original shape and fit.
When you decide to use shoe tree – as you always should in case of a regular lined pair- the soft suede leather will be extremely malleable. So, if you prefer a wider fit, our loafers can be stretched by using just a slightly bigger shoe tree.
Taking care of our suede loafers is very simple.
All you need is a stiff-bristled brush and a suede eraser (or regular eraser) for deeper stains.
Most types of everyday wear can be remedied with a stiff-bristled brush. Moving the brush gently over the dirt (always let the shoe dry first) is all you do. Any stain or dirt on the tiny suede fibers- known as the “nap“- is loosened and eventually released.
Keep in mind, be sure to brush the nap in opposite directions. Just take care to use only a slight amount of pressure.