Mister Freedom® Sportsman “Frontier” Chinos, New Old Stock 2×1 denim twill.
Sportsman catalog, mfsc Fall 2019.
Made in USA.
Our popular mfsc “Sportsman Chinos” are back this Fall, marking the final installment of the Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane production of this glorious year 2019.
The “Sportsman Chinos” are classic workwear-style trousers with a 1940’s-50’s period vibe. This pattern was initially introduced in NOS denim sometime in 2012 as the Frontier Chinos (“Men of the Frontier” collection), and we later released various models in Beach Chino Twill, Indigo cotton-linen Métisse, OD Mil-Specs Cotton Sateen, and Khaki HBT.
Unlike the slender 1960’s silhouette of the Continental Trousers series, the cut of the Sportsman Chinos features a fuller leg, higher rise and generous top block. The resulting old school fit is reminiscent of vintage classic cotton chino twill work pants.
Our fabric of choice for this 2019 “Frontier” Chinos release is an attractive New Old Stock 2×1 dark indigo denim twill, milled in Japan by the famed Kurabo company. The lightweight yet sturdy 10.5 Oz. denim features a crispy hand with somewhat of a waxy rigid finish. This fabric recalls vintage US Army barrack bags, or early Lee® “Jelt-Denim” overalls and chore coats.
For pocketing, we opted for a fancy NOS woven striped cotton twill, to contrast with the utilitarian dark denim and stark tonal stitching.
The FW2019 Sportsman “Frontier” Chinos are designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in California, USA, in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.
NOTE: Above photos show a hemmed pair, with a simple traditional 1¼ inch fold. Production comes un-hemmed, with an open/overlocked bottom, for your personal cuffing preference, with or without a fold. Hemming can be done with a common single-needle sewing machine (no chainstitch machine required), a service easily provided by your local alteration place.
An original MFSC pattern, inspired by vintage 1940’s-50’s cotton chino twill work pants.
New Old Stock 2×1 indigo denim twill, 10.5 Oz, dark indigo warp x grey weft, 100% cotton with a subtle waxy finish. Milled by Kurabo (JAPAN)
Pocketing: Fancy NOS stripe all-cotton twill, HBT and sateen weave.
* Relaxed vintage silhouette and fit.
* Button fly, utilitarian vintage-style black metal “donut” tack fly buttons, and “Deco” design black metal waist button.
* Flat-felled side seams.
* Straight side pockets.
* Rear welt pockets.
* Original wide & narrow belt loops combo.
* Adjustable back cinch strap, French vintage NOS metal slide buckle.
* Fancy New Old Stock stripe fabric pocket bags.
* Watch pocket.
* 100% cotton thread construction, flat felled seams, tonal stitching, green inside chainstitch “MF® Sportsman” signature.
* Crotch gusset.
* MF® “The SPORTSMAN” woven rayon label on waist band, concealed when wearing a belt.
* ‘Open’ overlocked leg bottom, to suit your cuffing preferences (with or without classic fold).
* Made in USA.
The Sportsman “Frontier” Chinos are sold RAW (unwashed) and will shrink to tagged size.
We recommend this usual protocol before wearing or cropping/hemming:
- Cold soak for about 30-40mn, with occasional hand agitation.
- Spin dry and line dry.
- Hang until fully dry.
This specific 2×1 denim is sanforized, with hardly any shrinkage resulting from a cold soak. I opted for a Waist 32, my usual size with mfsc trousers (when W31 is unavailable.) These are cut generously in the waist, with a roomy top block and high rise. I could fit a W30 but personally preferred the fuller leg of the W32 for this particular workwear trousers style.
Production comes un-hemmed, with an open/overlocked bottom (about 40” inseam), for your personal cuffing preference, with or without a fold. Hemming can be done with a common single-needle sewing machine (no chainstitch machine required), a service easily provided by your local alteration place.
The size that will work best for you depends on how you like your pants to fit. We recommend referring to our rinsed measurements from the chart below, and comparing them with the measurements of similar trousers you own. This is how we measure our garments.
Launder when needed.
We recommend turning indigo blue/denim garments inside out to avoid marbling during laundering. Machine wash, cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry.
Potential attractive patina will develop according to activities and frequency of wear.
Available from www.misterfreedom.com, our Los Angeles brick & mortar store, and fine retailers around the World.
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Thank you for your support,
Mister Freedom® 2019