By Robin | October 26, 2022

Manufaktur Blaugang – Handmade jeans from Switzerland

Our obsession for all things denim and indigo, has its gradations, luckily. While we love almost all things that were dyed in indigo, our denim heart will absolutely skip a beat from small scaled handmade jeans, Japanese denim fabrics and authentic and unique details. If a specific garment ticks all the boxes, falling in love is inevitable, and this is what happened when we first saw a pair of jeans from Manufaktur BLAUGANG.

Manufaktur Blaugang was founded by Ersan Baskurt in Zurich in 2019 and was established on a deep love for denim. All pairs of jeans – as well as the available accessories – are made in the small factory just a stone throw away from the city center of Zurich, and are made by Ersan alone. In order to make jeans that last, Ersan is making use of premium Japanese denim fabrics and other carefully sourced materials. Manufaktur Blaugang believes in sustainable production, and is always trying to integrate residual material into new designs and products, contributing to a better world.


Photo courtesy of Koen Kuik.


The R8005 – 14.5 oz. Slim Tapered

Made of an incredibly structured and caracterful 14.5 oz. Japanese selvedge denim, the R8005 – 14.50oz Slim Tapered is the slimmest silhouette in Blaugang’s range of jeans. The R8005 fit provides ample room in the top block and thighs and tapers down from the knees allowing the fit to maintain a slim hem, making it all in all a contemporary silhouette.

The jean is featuring fantastic details such as a peek-a-boo selvedge detail on the coin pocket, branded copper rivets and a white selvedge. Furthermore, the R8005 has a thick vegetable tanned leather patch displaying the logo of the brand and the brands’ signature chain stitch runoff detail on the right back pocket.

It is absolutely obvious that Manufaktur Blaugang comes from the sleeve of a denim head. The precise finishing and the incredible attention to details the R8005 was made with, are revealing the passion of the maker. The R8005 – 14.5 oz. Slim Tapered is available at the BLAUGANG webstore for €320, including free hemming on a vintage Union Special 43200G.

Head over to the BLAUGANG webstore to learn more about the brand or to see all the great pairs of jeans the brand is offering.


BlaugangPhoto courtesy of Koen Kuik.