Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co “SPORTSMAN” catalog, mfsc FW2017, made in USA.

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co “Sportsman” Catalog, mfsc FW2017
Made in USA

Preview of our upcoming Fall 2017 all-made-in-USA selection. These few classics will be added to the Mister Freedom® “Sportsman” catalog in the up-coming months, as domestic production completes.

Visit www.misterfreedom.com and our Los Angeles HQ. Some FW2017 items are already available in-store and on-line.
Email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions.
Thank you for your support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2017

Mister Freedom® “Utes”, ‘Boonies’ edition, Saigon Cowboy SS2015 flashback.

Some vintage inspiration out of the Mister Freedom® archives.

Mister Freedom® “Utes” boonies edition, Experimental Camouflage.
“Saigon Cowboy” Spring 2015 flashback!
Made in japan, chopped in USA.

The current sizzling temperatures in Los Angeles are slowly getting to us, and we’re having some “Saigon Cowboy” flashbacks…
Beaucoup dinky dau, eh?
So we figured we’d give a few pairs of our camo Utility Trousers the boonies treatment, i.e. we chopped-up the legs for a local-made flair. We added a side pocket, made from the extra fabric, to store your wad of piastres or bottle of Bamiba.

Those not allergic to historical tidbits can refer to our original post, for Counter Insurgency Support Office (CISO) and other CIDG-related stories behind the design of these trousers. For more general background on why we chose controversial times such as the Vietnam War era to draw inspiration for our 2015 collection, see here.
There it is.

The “Utes” are designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co, part of our SS2015 “Saigon Cowboy” mfsc collection.

FABRIC:
An initially white-based 100% cotton HBT fabric, printed on both sides using a double-side rotary screen technique. Milled and printed in Japan.
Face printed with an original Mister Freedom® “Experimental” camo pattern (inspired by the P1942 frogskin pattern).
Reverse printed with a solid cachou color (a reference to the caramel-like color typical of 1930’s French military canvas gear).
a) HiLand camouflage out (arid terrain, lighter)/cachou in.
b) LoLand camouflage out (jungle, darker)/cachou in.

DETAILS:
* Special “Boonie” edition, hemmed bermuda length, with extra single side pocket added.
* Inspired by vintage military utility trousers.
* Slimmer ‘ARVN’-type silhouette.
* Mid-high waisted.
* Front patch pockets locked in side seam, rear patch pockets, horizontal HBT.
* Side cinch tabs, mil-spec slide buckle.
* Flat black-painted Metal “13 Stars” tack waist button.
* Oxidized black donut-type fly buttons.
* Flat felled seams, chainstitch.
* 100% cotton tonal stitching.
* Made in Japan, customized in USA.

Available Rinsed.
Limited sizes.
RETAIL $229.95

Available from www.misterfreedom.com and our Los Angeles HQ.
Email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions unanswered above.
Thank you for your support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2017

Mister Freedom® “TRIPPER” Bag Type II, NOS selvedge denim, 2017 issue. Made in USA.

Mister Freedom® “TRIPPER Bag”, Type II, NOS selvedge Denim, 2017 issue.
Made in USA

For those of you trippin’ this summer, here is a new batch of our Type 2 Tripper Bag, 2013 issue. This 2017 Type 2 batch shares all of its 2013 predecessor’s specs, but features contrast stitching instead of tonal.

An original MF® pattern initially released in 2010, the Mister Freedom® Tripper bag has been so far issued as Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3. A few (not-yet documented) early prototype Type 4 in ‘midnight denim’ are also floating around, with limited availability from the MF® Los Angeles HQ.

The MF® Tripper Bag Type 2 is designed and made in California by Mister Freedom®, from NOS fabrics and NOS parts.

FABRIC:
Shell: Assorted New Old Stock indigo selvedge raw denim, about 13 Oz.
Lining: NOS woven stripe ticking, 100% cotton.

DETAILS
Webbing: Sturdy 100% cotton straps, unbleached white with woven navy blue stripes.
Top closure: Recycled military cotton webbing. Inside metal “D” ring for keys.
* Approx. Size: Length 16” x Width 8” x Height  15”
* Two outside box-pleat pockets, vintage A2 type “United Carr” snap closure for flap.
* Two inside side pockets
* One inside large pocket (14.5” x 11”), snap closure, fits a MacBook.
* Indigo dyed HBT tape on inside seam.
* Denim selvedge ID displayed on inside only.
* Contrast stitching, ivory color.
* White ID tape underneath outside pocket, for your perso custom marking/stenciling.
* Limited Edition.
* Made in USA.

Available cold-soaked and line-dry.
One Size (Approx. L 16’’ x W 8’’ x H15”)
Retail $449.95

Available from www.misterfreedom.com, and the MF® Los Angeles brick & mortar store.
Email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions unanswered above.
Thank you for your support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2017

Fifty shades of Mister Freedom®, a leg ornamentation retrospective.

Pile of freshly-laundered Mister Freedom® rags…

Naval Chinos (Chino twill combo) FW2010 “Naval Clothing Tailor

Chino Riders (Tan chino twill) SS2010 “Speedsafe For Modern Riders

Californian Lot.44 (NOS denim) FW2011 “American Sportswear

Californian Lot.44 (NOS P21 denim) FW2011 “American Sportswear

Pantalon Apache (Covert Stripe) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Apache (Stripe Brown) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Ouvrier (Métisse) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Ouvrier (Rayure) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Peau-de-Diable (Black moleskine) FW2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Apache (Stripe Blue) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Speedways Pique (Cream) FW2011 “American Sportswear

Britches Chaparral (Brown Canvas) SS2012 “Men of the Frontier

Faro Britches (Gunpowder HBT) FW2012 “Men of the Frontier

Frontier Chinos (denim Type B) FW2012 “Men of the Frontier

Gunslinger Pantaloons (Desert twill) SS2012 “Men of the Frontier

Gunslingers Pantaloons (indigo x indigo twill) SS2012 “Men of the Frontier

Californian Lot.64 (SC1966 denim) FW2013 “Sportsman Catalog

El Americano (Duck Canvas) FW2013 “Viva la Revolución

Hacendado Trousers (Baja denim) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Hacendado Trousers (Homespun) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Hacendado Trousers (Indigo Stripe Beige) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Vaquero (Okinawa 301 denim) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Californian Lot.64 cut-off (SC1966 denim) FW2013 “Sportsman Catalog

Révolutionaire (NOS coutil) 2013 “Sportsman Catalog

Crew Pants (“Marine Nationale” Chambray) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Crew Pants (Cachou Twill) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Topsiders (MN denim) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Topsiders (Okinawa 301 denim) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Sportsman Chinos (Beach twill) SS2014 “Sportsman Catalog

Sportsman Chinos (OG-107 Cotton back sateen) FW2014 “Sportsman Catalog

Utility Trousers (Cachou/Highland camo) SS2015 “Saigon Cowboy

Californian Lot.64 (Okinawa 301 denim) FW2014 “Sportsman Catalog

Utility Trousers (2×1 denim) SS2015 “Saigon Cowboy”

Tiger Board Shorts (Buzz Rickson’s TSP gold tiger) SS2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Californian Lot.74 (NOS Cone denim) FW2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Garrison Trousers (Olive GB denim) FW2015 “Saigon Cowboy

Garrison Trousers (Indigo x indigo twill) FW2015 “Saigon Cowboy

Malibu’s (Malibu blue denim) SS2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Malibu’s (Sand denim) SS2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Sportsman Slacks (Gunpowder HBT) FW2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Bosco Pants (Hydrone twill) SS2016 “Skipper

Manureva cut-off (Tutti Frutti) SS2016 “Skipper

Manureva (Nep denim) SS2016 “Skipper

Pareo Indigo SS2016 “Skipper

Continental Trousers (NOS Cacao Chambray) FW2016 “Sportsman Catalog

Continental Trousers (NOS Moss denim) SS2016 “Sportsman Catalog

Californian Lot.674 (Okinawa 301 denim) SS2017 “Sportsman Catalog

VEB belt and MF® “Trench-Art” custom vintage 40’s French Army belt.

 

Assorted Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co mfsc pants, 2010-2017.
Made in USA or Japan.

A non-exhaustive retrospective of some mfsc pants we designed through the years, randomly selected from my closet, post laundry.
Normal on/off wear and periodical cold water wash, natural patina, no factory distressing. The bleached-out marks of some of the blue jeans come from sitting bundled-up on the roof for a few weeks, under the California sun.

Check out www.misterfreedom.com for stock availability (click on photo caption links), visit the MF® Los Angeles brick & mortar store, email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions.
Thank you for your support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2017

Mister Freedom® “Chemisette Guinguette”, “Les Apaches” collection, mfsc Spring 2011.

Original oil painting by Patrick Segui ©2011

 

Chemisette GUINGUETTE, piqué cotton.
“Les Apaches” mfsc collection.
Spring 2011

The MF® Chemisette Guinguette is another number that missed the boat… Waterskiing issues again.
This shirt was part of the line-up of our “Les Apaches” Spring 2011 collection, inspired by Paris of the Belle Époque and her infamous bands of flamboyant brigands. Read a brief intro here.

In order to locate an authentic operating guinguette, one can peruse Messy Nessy’s upcoming and promising “Don’t be a tourist in Paris” guidebook. However, to pair your Valseur with a lively partner, the Chemisette Guinguette is the ticket!

A bold move at the time (this was released in 2011, heydays of rugged denim workwear in the flourishing ‘Heritage’ movement), we opted for three jazzy color options of a fancy woven piqué fabric, 100% cotton, developed from a vintage 1920’s French polo shirt.
Time seems to alter the relevance of clothes when collections are designed from a pure flavor-of-the-month perspective, one of the evident downfall of fast fashion. Well, seven years later, we still dig these polo shirts and the pastel palette.
Whether mixing them with our latest Gypsy Blues duds, going for a 60’s vibe with a wheat Californian Lot.74 and Breezer combo, opting for a preppy look with some of our Continental Trousers or Sportsman Chinos, or cruising Yachting-style around the marina with white slacks, the Chemisettes Guinguette are versatile menswear classics, à la MF®.
The Chemisette Guinguette is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co.

Note: The chemisettes pictured in the fit pix have been extensively worn/washed, resulting in heavy color fading.

For more Art from Patrick Segui, the talented fella responsible for the amazing original painting featured on the MF® “Les Apaches” box tops, check-out his artist’s blog or his vintage clothing collector’s journal.

FABRIC:
100% cotton, ridged woven piqué, non-stretch, milled in Japan.
Three pastel color options: Yellow, Pink and Green.

SPECS:
* Inspired by vintage 1920’s -1930’s French short-sleeve polo shirts.
* Slim silhouette.
* ¼ sleeves.
* “Hirondelle” collar.
* Arcuate back yoke and rear collar.
* Side slits.
* Narrow ‘French’ side seams.
* Made in Japan.

SIZING:
The Chemisette Guinguette comes raw/un-washed and will shrink to tagged size after an initial cold soak and line dry process. True to size, this polo shirt fits rather slim with zero fabric stretch. I wear a fitted medium, my usual size in mfsc shirts.
Refer to chart for raw/cold soak measurements.

CHART

CARE:
Low maintenance. Machine wash on delicate, cold water, minimal eco-friendly detergent. Line dry. Use of hot water/heat dryer may result in excessive shrinkage.

Available raw (un-washed)
Sizes (French-style shirting sizing)
37 (Small)
39 (Medium)
41 (Large)
43 (X-Large)

Retail: $179.95

A few NOS specimens are still available from www.misterfreedom.com, and the MF® Los Angeles brick & mortar store.
Email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions unanswered above.
Thank you for your support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2017