Mister Freedom® P.T. HENLEY, tubular cotton jersey, “M.A.S.H”, “R&R” and “Jungle” edition. Made in USA.

 

 

Mister Freedom® P.T. HENLEY, “M.A.S.H.” , “R&R” and “Jungle” Edition.
2021-22
Sportsman Catalog.
Made in USA.

By popular demand, we revisited our 2011 Gym Henley pattern, with stricter manufacturing standards and with production consistency in mind, leading to the new classic MF® P.T. HENLEY.

The original edition was released in dozens of eclectic NOS tubular jerseys, with all-over-the-place sizing and specs, and many one-of-a-kind units. Total goat rodeo. This time around, the P.T. HENLEY is exclusively cut from our “SKIVVY” all-cotton tubular jersey knit (no side seams), a fabric of MF® SKIVVY T-Shirt fame.
Fit-wise, this milled-in-USA “Skivvy” fabric has less mechanical stretch than our “STANLEY” slubby knit jersey (featured on our STANLEY T-Shirt model), resulting in a tighter, old school athletic shirt cut. For a more relaxed silhouette, one may consider sizing up.

Skivvy vs. Stanley? Both are a matter of personal preferences regarding fit/silhouette/drape, and more importantly depending on one’s body shape and proportions. Not to drop names here but, according to MF® internal records, Matt Damon went with the Stanley, so did Brad Pitt and Johnathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), while Channing Tatum opted for our Skivvy, etc… Regardless, we chose to release the P.T. Henley in the Skivvy jersey, for its tighter knit properties.

The P.T. HENLEY still features the MF® signature coverstitch/flatlock construction of our original Gym Henley. It is now available in three classic options:

a) The “M*A*S*H.” edition (a reference to the 1970 film comedy featuring the antics of the (fictitious) 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital unit): White tubular body, contrast gunpowder grey needle-out jersey neckband, OD (Olive Drab) stitching and button placket facing.

b) “R&R” edition (a reference to military in-country Rest & Recuperation periods for the enlisted man, during the Korean and Vietnam conflict): White tubular body, tonal natural stitching, blue chambray button placket facing.

c) “Jungle” edition: OG-109 (Olive Green, Vietnam era) tubular body, tonal trims.

The MF® P.T. HENLEY is designed by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in California, USA.

SPECS:
FABRIC:
100% cotton tubular jersey knit. Cotton grown and fabric milled in USA.
DETAILS:
* Inspired by classic utilitarian/military knit undershirts, and vintage casual sportswear henley shirts.
* Tubular body (no side seams).
* Coverstitch/flatlock construction.
* Woven fabric button placket facing, size stamped.
* Ribbed needle-out cotton jersey neckband.
* Genuine bone buttons, vintage style cat-eye.
* ¼ sleeve, self-fabric wide cuffs.
* Original mfsc “Sportsman” woven rayon label.
* Made in USA.

SIZING/FIT:
The MF® P.T. Henleys comes rinsed/tumbled dry.
The tubular jersey fabric of the MF® P.T. Henley is the same as our SKIVVY T-Shirt fabric. Identical width, with low mechanical stretch. Use your SKIVVY size.
I wear a Small for a tight fit, pure personal preference. About 5’7 , ~145 lbs. Consider sizing up for a more relaxed fit or contemporary silhouette.

CARE:
Low maintenance. Machine wash on normal cycle, cold water, eco-friendly detergent. Tumble dry or hang dry.

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

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2022

Mister Freedom® SCUBA Utilities, “Okinawa 301” denim, mfsc SS2022 FROGSVILLE

Mister Freedom® SCUBA Utilities, “Okinawa 301” left-hand twill denim
mfsc SS2022 FROGSVILLE
Made in Japan

These came about as we were considering turning the Scuba Trunks pattern – inspired by old school UDT combat swimmer shorts – into a pair of pants. The mission? Coming up with a pair of dungarees not related to the ubiquitous 5-pocket jeans, that could have existed.

Wanna turn shorts into pants?”, I quipped, “Here it is, Barney-style, just add legs!

The Mister Freedom® Design Dept kindly remarked that morphing our swim trunks into a pair of practical work pants may take a few more cups of brain juice.
First, we needed front pockets for functionality, so we borrowed the patch pocket design (sandwiched in the outseam) of our Utility Trousers from 2015.
For the back of the pants, the single square pocket of the trunks felt too plain, so we tapped our Swabbies for a more visually-pleasing rear pocketing design. We also needed two pockets, to balance with the absence of back yoke, also a feature of our classic Speedways, anecdotally. The four pockets are cut using horizontal warp, in contrast with the traditional vertical warp used for the legs, which always makes for interesting fabric roping and patina.
We of course kept the no-belt loops style waist band and D-ring cinch strap, pure vintage UDT shorts legacy.

There it is. A modern day wearable blending vintage military aesthetics and utilitarian clothing functionality, as featured in the “Chairborne Commando” star-studded Hollywood blockbuster.

Our Scuba Trunks may have challenged some in the Heritage Fashion community regarding “how short can you go?”, and, incidentally puzzled a few beach goers in my coastal neighborhood for a couple of years now, but its long-legged successor, the Scuba Utes, shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows in public. At least initially. Just wait for the “sick fades” on that sweet “Okinawa 301” indigo left-hand twill denim, and watch the crowds part and jaws drop!

The MF® Scuba Utilities are designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.

FABRIC:
Fancy “Okinawa 301” denim, 12 Oz. left-hand twill indigo premium denim, “hairy” and slubby, solid white selvedge ID, a Sugar Cane Co proprietary fabric. Milled in Japan on narrow shuttle looms, from a blend of 80% cotton and 20% Okinawan recycled sugar cane fibers.

SPECS:
* An original mfsc pattern inspired by vintage military swimmers trunks and UDT shorts, US Navy dungarees, Army field trousers and other utilitarian classic garments.
* Old school high rise, classic straight leg cut.
* Adjustable waist strap with Mil-Specs double D-ring buckle, ½ inch ~ 1 inch cinch.
* Waistband facing displaying denim selvedge ID.
* No belt loops.
* Front patch pocket original pattern, sandwiched in flat-felled outseam.
* Double rear pockets, concealed selvedge ID on inside fold.
* All four pockets cut using horizontal warp, in contrast with vertical warp of legs.
* Button fly, black painted metal “donut” wreath tack buttons.
* Chainstitch seam construction.
* Black tonal stitching, 100% cotton thread.
* Original mfsc Frogsville woven rayon label.

SIZING/FIT:
The MF® SCUBA Utilities are true-to-size after a cold rinse/machine spin dry/line dry.
We recommend the following simple initial process.

  • Cold soak garment for about 30 mn in bathtub or washing machine, with occasional hand agitation.
  • Spin dry (spinning cycle) if using a washing machine.
  • Line dry/drip dry. 

The resulting stiffness of the garment is due to the reactivated starch in the denim fabric, and is normal. Stiffness will easily subside with normal wear, fabric will soften.

The D-ring waist strap allows for about ½ inch to one inch cinch. I opted for a W31 in the Scuba Utilities, fully cinched, for a comfortable fit (I wear a W32 in all models of Scuba Trunks.) I’m about 5’7 / 145-150 lbs.

CARE:
Wash when necessary, as other premium denim garments.
We recommend turning the pants inside-out to avoid potential marbling of the denim fabric. Wash separately from light-colored garments.
Machine wash with cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry. Using a heat dryer may result in excessive and irreversible shrinkage.
As with all indigo-dyed denim, temporary croaking (color bleeding) is to be expected, and the indigo color could potentially rub on light color garments and furniture. Indigo rubs can easily be spot cleaned using a small amount of laundry detergent on a clean damp cloth.

Available from www.misterfreedom.com, our Los Angeles brick & mortar store, and fine retailers around the World.
Email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions unanswered above.

Thank you for your support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2022

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MF® SCUBA Utilities, Okinawa 301 denim, SS2022

MF® SCUBA Utilities & Trunks, SS2022

MF® SCUBA Trunks, OD HBT & P42 Frogskin, SS2022

 

MF® SCUBA Trunks, P42 Frogskin, SS2022

MF® SCUBA Trunks, OD HBT, SS2022

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Mister Freedom® x SugarCane Co PODIUM SS2022

MF® MEDALIST Sweatshirt, solid front, SS2022

MF® MEDALIST Sweatshirt, limited flock print edition, SS2022

MF® MEDALIST Sweatshirt, limited flock print edition, SS2022

MF® MEDALIST Sweatshirt, Boys Club flock print, SS2022

MF® MEDALIST Sweatshirt, solid, SS2022

MF® MEDALIST Sweatshirt, Boys Club flock print, SS2022

MF® MEDALIST Sweatshirt, MfgCo flock print, SS2022

MF® CONTENDER Hooded Zip Sweatshirt, SS2022

MF® CONTENDER Hooded Zip Sweatshirt, SS2022

MF® CONTENDER Hooded Zip Sweatshirt, SS2022

MF® SWEATPANTS Cut-Offs, SS2022

MF® SWEATPANTS Cut-Offs, SS2022

 

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Mister Freedom® x SugarCane Co SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS catalog, SS2022

Mister Freedom® x SugarCane Co SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS catalog, SS2022

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MF® CALIFORNIAN Lot.674 Sateen, Mocha, SS2022

MF® CALIFORNIAN Lot.674 Sateen, SS2022

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MF® COWBOY Jacket, Sateen, wheat, SS2022

MF® COWBOY Jacket, Sateen, mocha, SS2022

Mister Freedom® x SugarCane Co SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS catalog, SS2022

MF® BERKELEY Pull-Over Shirt, NOS Madras, SS2022

MF® BERKELEY Pull-Over Shirt, NOS Madras, SS2022

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MF® DUDE RANCHER Western Shirt, SS2022

MF® DUDE RANCHER Western Shirt, “Apache” Calico, SS2022

MF® DUDE RANCHER Western Shirt, BR Chambray, SS2022

 

MF® DUDE RANCHER Western Shirts & CALIFORNIAN Lot.64 “Outlaw”, SS2022

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Mister Freedom® x SugarCane Co SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS catalog, SS2022

MF® CAMPUS Jacket, “Midnight” Denim, SS2022

 

Mister Freedom® x SugarCane Co SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS catalog, SS2022

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MF® 6-panel SHIP Cap, NOS C/L denim, SS2022

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Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co mfsc SS2022 Preview.

Dear Friends,

Hope this finds you well, healthy, and in good spirits.
It is that time of the year… so here is a preview of our Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane (mfsc) SS2022 collaboration.

Two main groupings: a theme-based capsule collection featuring follow-ups of “PODIUM“ and “FROGSVILLE” (we’re calling the fusion “PODSVILLE“), and the usual seasonal additions to our classic SPORTSMAN (made in USA) and SURPLUS (made in Japan) catalogs.
Our “PODIUM” concept is inspired by vintage athletic wear from the 1940s to 1980s, mixing vintage hi-tech sporting gear, traditional Track & Field uniforms and classic gym clothes. We’ve put our MF® twist on athleisure wear, if you will, with practical, versatile, unpretentious pieces for working out, or just hanging out.
The “FROGSVILLE” concept is a stylistic incursion into the world of vintage UDT (Underwater Demolition Team), Frogmen and US Navy SEALs. We are revisiting US military rigger-made garments, merging 1940s-1970s references into modern day wearables.
The resulting “PODSVILLE” combo is a blend of vintage athletic fashion, utilitarian PT (Physical Training) gear, and custom garments local-made for military personnel while on tour.
The collection is intended as an inspiration to a healthy and active lifestyle, promoting outdoor activities over joystick practice.

The SS2022 “PODIUM” (made in Japan) line-up consists of:

1) The MEDALIST (Crew Sweatshirt), solid:
* 100% cotton tubular brushed fleece, 11.5 Oz.
* Tubular needle-out rib gussets and trims.
* Flat-lock stitch construction.
* Rear panel phone pocket.
* Color options: White/Prussian Blue/Heather Grey/Black.
* ETA: Mid Feb 2022.

2) The MEDALIST (Crew Sweatshirt), special limited edition FLOCK PRINT:
Three original MF® graphics, printed with old school flocking techniques. Print options are limited to the following:
* Arctic White Medalist: Boys Club (ultra marine flock) or Panther (orange flock)
* Prussian Blue Medalist: Panther (gold flock)
* Heather Grey Medalist: Boys Club (black flock) or MfgCo (white flock)
* Black Medalist: MfgCo (orange flock)
* ETA: End Feb 2022.

3) The CONTENDER (Hooded Zip Sweatshirt)
* Two-tone 100% cotton tubular brushed fleece, white/oatmeal heather, 11.5 Oz.
* Contrast needle-out rib waistband & cuffs.
* “Attached” hood pattern, jersey knit lined hood.
* Full front zip.
* ETA: Mid Feb 2022.

4) The SWEATPANTS CUT-OFFS (Sweatpants shorts)
* 100% cotton tubular brushed fleece, 11.5 Oz.
* Cargo phone pocket.
* Needle-out rib expansion gusset (“action crotch”) and waist band.
* Flat-lock stitch construction.
* Color options: White/Prussian Blue/Heather Grey/Black/OG-109 (“Nam” Olive Green)
* ETA: End Feb 2022.

The SS2022 “FROGSVILLE” (made in Japan) line-up consists of:

1) The ADVISOR
(windbreaker zip jacket):
* Vintage Mil-Specs 100% cotton rip-stop fabric, 6.8 Oz, Vietnam era ERDL Lowland camo pattern.
* ETA: End Feb 2022.

2) The SCUBA Trunks (UDT Dive shorts):
* P42 “frogskin” camo pattern, all-cotton HBT, reversible, constructed jungle side out, also wearable with beach side out.
* OD/Khaki HBT combo.
* ETA: Mid April 2022.

3) The SCUBA Utilities (Denim Trousers):
* 11 Oz. “Okinawa 301” indigo denim, 50% cotton x 50% sugar cane fibers.
* ETA: End Feb 2022.

Next-up are a few new classic additions to the Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co SS2022 mfsc SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS catalogs. The vintage-inspired garments in this grouping consist of:

1) COWBOY Jacket, Sateen (made in USA)
* Selvedge sateen, 100% cotton, 12 Oz.
* Color options: wheat, mocha.
* ETA: Mid April 2022.

2) CALIFORNIAN LOT.674, Sateen (made in USA)
* Selvedge sateen, 100% cotton, 12 Oz.
* Color options: wheat, mocha.
* ETA: Mid April 2022.

3) BERKELEY Pull-Over Shirt (made in USA)
* Vintage NOS (New Old Stock) authentic MADRAS plaid fabric, 100% cotton, selvedge.
* Two distinct models:
a) Classic Berkeley, L/S: Traditional navy blue/white dominant NOS Madras plaid. ETA: End March 2022.
b) “KRAZY” Berkeley, S/S: Groovy mix of several NOS Madras plaids. ETA: End April 2022.

4) CALIFORNIAN LOT.64-OTL “OUTLAW” model (made in USA)
* Traditional MF® Californian Lot.64 pattern with modified western “frogmouth” front pockets.
* New Old Stock 14 Oz. indigo blue CONE denim.
* Orange/yellow combo stitching.
* ETA: Mid March 2022.

5) RANCH BLOUSE, 47/66 Twin-Denim edition (made in USA)
* Subtle combination of SC47 (14 ¼ Oz indigo selvedge denim, main body) and SC66 (13 ¾ Oz indigo selvedge denim, contrast accents)
* Orange/yellow combo stitching.
* ETA: Mid Feb 2022.

6) CALIFORNIAN LOT.64, 47/66 Twin-Denim edition (made in USA)
* Subtle combination of SC47 (14 ¼ Oz indigo selvedge denim, main body) and SC66 (13 ¾ Oz indigo selvedge denim, contrast accents)
* Orange/yellow combo stitching.
* ETA: Mid Feb 2022.

7) DUDE RANCHER Western Shirt (made in Japan)
* Our classic original western snap shirt pattern.
* White metal snaps.
* Fabric options:
a) “Apache” calico, indigo discharge print, 100% cotton broadcloth, 3.5 Oz., tonal stitching. ETA: Mid Mar 2022.
b) BR (Buzz Rickson’s) selvedge Chambray, 5 Oz., orange/yellow combo stitching. ETA: Mid Mar 2022.

8) CAMPUS Jacket, “MIDNIGHT” Denim Edition (made in USA)
* Our popular unlined Campus Jacket pattern first fabric debuts!
* 16 Oz selvedge “Midnight” denim, indigo wrap x black weft twill.
* Black tea-core leather accents (pocket stops/side straps)
* ETA: TBD 2022.

9) Snap-Back Caps, NOS denim (made in USA)
* Two distinct models:
a) Five-panel FEED CAP, NOS Cone selvedge denim x white mesh, white contrast stitching. Available
b) Six-panel SHIP CAP, NOS Cotton/Linen selvedge denim, tonal stitching. Available

Our SS2022 “PODSVILLE (“PODIUM” x “FROGSVILLE”), SPORTSMAN and SURPLUS collections are designed in California by Mister Freedom® and exclusively manufactured in Japan and USA in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.

Voila!

As always, besides the classic vintage style references, the common thread in all these original garments is the Mister Freedom® on-going commitment to ethical manufacturing, original designs, and resistance to fast fashion, with timeless pieces that will easily incorporate into any existing classic wardrobe.

Thank you very much for your renewed support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2022

Mister Freedom® SWABBIES Cut-Offs, Navy Blue HBT, mfsc SS2021 “FROGSVILLE”. Made in Japan.

 

CL chopped Swabbies Cut-Offs.

Mister Freedom® SWABBIES CUT-OFFS, 100% cotton navy blue HBT.
SS2021 mfsc “FROGSVILLE”.
Made in Japan.

The Mister Freedom® SWABBIES were initially released sometime in 2020 as full-legged bell-bottom denim trousers.

The inspiration had come from a rare pair of 1940’s-50’s private-purchase naval dungarees from the “Portlite Uniform” maker. If these conformed to the general silhouette and specs of traditional US Navy-issued denim dungarees, they featured really fancy tailoring and intricate pattern work for a pair of work trousers. The apparently-inconspicuous two front pockets are actually a very clever combination of two types of pocket patterns, slash and patch, a construction tour-de-force on a wrap leg that only makes sense when studying the inside of the pants. Those original MF® SWABBIES featured authentic 1940’s-style navy bells and a traditional high waist.

The SWABBIES CUT-OFFS are a cropped version of the same work pants pattern, bye-bye bells. A common practice in tropical Theater of Operations in the old days, salty Navy personnel would chop-off their faded dungarees and turn them into swim shorts or off-duty bermudas. Another common practice was to undo the top button, and wear the shorts with the waistband rolled-down, as was often the case with UDT Scuba Trunks.

UDT-5 (circa 1943)
Photo licensed from NAVY SEAL Museum.

We hemmed the inseam at about 6 inches, for a mid-thigh length. Cropping higher is a few DIY snips away for those inclined. Note that when left open (un-hemmed), the edge will fray and the fabric will roll, so, easy on the scissors!

We are releasing the Swabbies Cut-Offs in a crisp 100% cotton navy blue HBT, matching fabric to the Frogman Jacket.

The mfsc SWABBIES CUT-OFFS are designed in California by Mister Freedom®, and manufactured in Japan in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.

SPECS:
FABRIC:
Sturdy and crisp 100% cotton HBT (herringbone twill), vintage mil-specs, navy blue color, sulfur-dyed. Milled in Japan.
DETAILS:
* An original mfsc pattern inspired by US Navy 1940’s-50’s private-purchase denim bell bottom trousers aka dungarees.
* Hemmed at mid-thigh, can be cropped to one’s preferred length.
* Wrap leg (no outseam.)
* Black 1940s-style laurel leaf starburst metal donut waist & fly buttons.
* Front pockets combining complex patch-type and slash-type pattern due to the challenge of the wrap leg. No open seams.
* Rear patch pockets cut using horizontal warp.
* Flat lock chainstitch construction.
* Black tonal all-cotton stitching.
* Bar-tacked stress points.
* Woven rayon mfsc “FROGSVILLE” label on inside waistband.
* Made in Japan.

SIZING:
The SWABBIES CUT-OFFS come UN-WASHED and are cut so that the measurements match the labeling AFTER an initial cold soak/line dry.
We recommend the usual protocol before wearing:

  • Cold soak for about 30-40mn, with occasional hand agitation.
  • Spin dry and line dry.
  • Wear briefly before fully-dry to set creases, then hang until fully dry.

I had opted for a W31 in the Denim Swabbies, for a fitted top block, comfortable thighs and period bell-bottoms. I went with a W30 in the HBT Cut-Offs version.

The waist feels a bit tight after the cold soak, but stretches slightly with a bit of wear, although not as much as the denim model. Note that these are high-waisted shorts, and one might consider the old practice of undoing the top button and wearing the shorts with the waistband rolled-down to tone down the high rise.

CARE:
Launder when needed.
We recommend turning the shorts inside-out to avoid potential marbling of the fabric. Wash separately from light-colored garments.
Machine wash with cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry.

DISCLAIMER: This sulfur-dyed HBT fabric has an intentional low colorfastness and will ‘age’ and look ‘worn-in’ rapidly with normal wear/machine wash routine.

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

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
©2021