Mister Freedom® Sportsman “FRONTIER” Chinos, NOS 10.5 Oz. 2×1 Indigo Denim Twill, FW2019 mfsc Sportsman Catalog, made in USA.

The complete FW2019 additions to the Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane made-in-USA mfsc SPORTSMAN catalog ©2019

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 TwillIndigo cotton-linen MétisseOD 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.

PATTERN:
An original MFSC pattern, inspired by vintage 1940’s-50’s cotton chino twill work pants.

FABRIC:
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.

DETAILS:
* 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.

SIZING/FIT:
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.

CARE:
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 raw/unwashed.
Sizes
W28
W30
W32
W34
W36
W38

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® 2019

Mister Freedom® MFSC Fall 2012 (Part 1): The “FRONTIER CHINOS”

Frontier-Chinos-back

MFSC Fall 2012 “FRONTIER CHINOS”, raw NOS denim

It is about that time of the year for the Fall chapter of our Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane MFSC “Men of the Frontier” Collection. The first installment for Fall 2012 is the “Frontier Chinos”.

We took some liberties with the concept story for this item and transported our characters in a somewhat later setting of life in the city. From the ranches, to the saloons, to any job that paid the bills… The back drop for the “Frontier Chinos” could be an old filling station on route 1, or the truck depot of a So Cal orange grove Company…

These trousers are a combination of several vintage work pants styles. The construction and pattern are inspired by 1930’s ~ 40’s light weight twill work chino uniforms rather than the traditional and widely replicated US military type chino pants.
However, the silhouette could be reminiscent of a late 50’s ‘Ivy League’ classic slacks type, with its slimmer legs, fitted seat and mid rise. You can always size up for a ‘roomier’ look, and use the cinch back strap. We wanted pants that didn’t ‘scream’ skinny or baggy, but just looked like… men’s pants.
We used two types of USA made New Old Stock (NOS) denim for the production of these trousers. The fit is consistent in both options, only the denim weight/feel differ. We opted for a ‘tailor shop’ look and left the bottom open, so you get to choose your preferred way of hemming them.
They are made in Los Angeles, USA. Cut & sewn by skilled workers in a clean and solid American factory.

SPECS:

PATTERN: An original MFSC® pattern, influenced by vintage work type chino pants.

FABRIC: Two limited batches of raw NOS selvedge denim, made in USA.
* Type A: Dark indigo sanforized denim. White selvedge with black stripe. 3 by 1 twill, about 12 Oz. (more of a regular ‘five pocket’ type denim feel)
* Type B: Dark indigo sanforized denim. White selvedge with blue stripe. 2 by 1 twill, about 10 Oz. (more of a lighter USN denim dungarees feel)

DETAILS:
* Slender silhouette, mid rise.
* Metal ‘Deco’ riveted waist/fly buttons, gun metal color.
* Cinch back strap, with vintage French NOS metal slider buckle.
* Wide and slim belt loops combination.
* Open length, tailor style (I opted for a traditional 1 ½’’ trousers style cuff on my own pair.)
* Flat felled seam sit and inseam construction, selvedge leg side seam.
* Front slash pockets (with concealed selvedge opening fold), coin pocket, back welt pockets.
* Traditional 100% cotton unbleached ‘Sail Cloth’ pocket bags and lining.
* Black 100% cotton thread construction.
* Original MFSC® woven rayon label, concealed under the belt.
* Made in USA.

PACKAGING: For the USA, the Frontier Chinos come in an old school cardboard box with original MF® artwork. This sturdy box is not the collapsible cheapo kind, and can be used for storage of small items. Please re-use.

SIZING/SHRINKING/WASHING: The trousers come unwashed/raw. Because the denim is sanforized, the shrinkage is minimal in length/width (1%~2%).
They are true to size, meaning a tagged Waist 32 measures about 32’’ before and after rinse. If you are a 32’’ waist, you need a tagged 32. Do not boil/machine dry your pants to get them to fit: get your correct size instead.
The un-cuffed inseam is about 37 ½’’, plenty room for non NBA players to hem to their liking.
As always, we recommend an original cold soak for about 15-20 mn/spin cycle/line dry. The Sail cloth lining shrinks slightly more than the denim does therefore giving a nice ‘roping’ effect after dry.
As with all raw denim, indigo color bleeding/rubbing is expected in the early months of wearing.

Available Raw/Unwashed
Waist: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38
Retail: $ 289.95

Call 323)653-2014 or mail sales@misterfreedom.com to get yours while they last. We ship almost everywhere internationally. Much obliged for the support, Friends.