Mister Freedom® “Hickory SAIL BAG”, Sportsman catalog, made in USA.

Mister Freedom® Hickory SAIL BAG, ©2016

The MF® Hickory SAIL BAG and its Denim FLY BAG predecessor.

Mister Freedom® HICKORY SAIL BAG
The Sportsman catalog.
Made in USA

This MF® pattern was initially released as the “Denim Fly Bag” (Fall 2015), a handy carry-on travelling companion for frequent-flyers. The “Hickory Sail Bag” is an updated version of that original pattern.

Mixing old and new school, low and hi tech, this unassuming storage device is reminiscent of a mini US Army denim barrack bag, with improved practicality and versatility. It is actually travel-friendly.

The perks and features of this storage device have been previously discussed here, prefaced by a brief ode to contemporary air travel. Besides its updated nautical feel, this new edition is larger in size than its denim predecessor. The cylinder dimensions are approximately 20’’ tall x 11’’ diameter (about 15’’ flat across the body.)
The original Denim Fly Bag was devised to store personal effects needed on long flights: ear plugs, a copy of Annie Jacobsen’s “Surprise, Kill, Vanish“, pen & paper, phone, eye drops, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, inflatable neck pillow, sleep mask, surgical mask, headphones, slippers, etc… While your carry-on would go in the overhead bin, the Fly Bag could stay close at hand.
The Hickory Sail Bag can still be used as an unstructured lightweight grab-and-go compartment of your main carry-on bag, but its larger size also makes it a handy beach bag, daypack, or light camping gear container.
It is made of NOS selvedge indigo/white hickory stripe twill, with a vintage hi-tek water-resistant rubber-coated blue denim bottom panel.

The bag features a Velcro® closure side pocket made of olive green mil-specs nylon mesh, recycled from authentic New Old Stock US Army field insect bar netting. This pocket features two layers. The first layer stores what you need to have visual access to. The second compartment is made of NOS signal yellow twill, and can store flat items such as passport/currency/travelers checks, still easy access but out of sight.

The bag top opening closes with a cinch-cord. The fancy yellow sliding cord lock also serves as a lithium battery-operated LED light. Familiar to the outdoor enthusiast, this smart little Cord Lock Light (sold out everywhere!) will help you search the bag’s content in the dark, and potentially fend-off grizzly bear attacks while camping.
Note: Remove red plastic protective tab before using the light for the first time.

The MF® HICKORY SAIL BAG is designed and manufactured in the USA by Mister Freedom®.

Note: This item has been available for some time from the MF® HQ, but never published on the blog.

SPECS

FABRIC:
Shell: NOS selvedge indigo/white hickory stripe twill, about 6. Oz.
Side pocket: Nylon Mil-specs insect bar netting, authentic US military NOS part.
Concealed side pocket: NOS signal yellow 100% cotton twill.

Bottom panel: Water-resistant rubber-coated blue denim.

DETAILS:

* An original Mister Freedom® pattern, inspired by vintage US Army barrack bags and old-school hi-tek outdoor gear.
* Approx. flat size: 20” tall x 15” wide (cylinder shape 11” diameter.)
* Double layer side pocket with mesh section for easy visual access.
* Signal yellow concealed pocket side compartment, stenciled with MF® anchor graphic.
* Red braided cotton-nylon cord cinch top closure.
* Yellow cord lock featuring Hyper Bright® LED Light, powered by two replaceable CR1220 lithium watch batteries.
* Cloth name tag.
* Sturdy poly-cotton stitching.
* Single needle machine construction, flat-felled seams, no overlock on the inside.
* Made in USA.

The MF® HICKORY SAIL BAG is issued unwashed, raw condition. It is ready for its first inaugural flight, cruise or beach trip.

CARE:
When laundry is required, untie the red cord ends, remove the yellow cord lock, turn the bag inside out and machine wash on delicate cycle, eco-friendly detergent, cold water. Line dry. Minimal shrinkage is to be expected.

Available raw/unwashed
One Size

Available from www.misterfreedom.com, and our 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®

©2019

Mister Freedom® CONDUCTOR Jacket, NOS hickory stripe twill, Sportsman Catalog Spring 2018, Made in USA.

 

The Musicaladers (with Bing Crosby), 1920’s. Lareida’s dancehall, Spokane Valley, WA. (Photo courtesy The Spokesman)

Evolution of the NOS Hickory stripe twill: Unworn/unwashed MF® Conductor Jacket (2018) and worn/washed Sportsman Shirt (2013)

MF® CONDUCTOR Jacket, vintage NOS selvedge hickory stripe twill.
Sportsman Catalog, Spring 2018
Made in USA.

The MF® CONDUCTOR pattern, a fancy denim jacket style for the caboose-inclined and vintage iron horse connoisseur, was originally added to our ever-growing Mister Freedom® Sportsman catalog during the Spring of 2017.

During R&D, we were aiming at a work jacket design standing out from other traditional chore coats, engineer jacket, railroad jackets, farmer jackets of the same family. We grabbed a few pointers from our 1920’s-inspired Loco Jacket (“Viva La Revolución”, Spring 2013), and built the CONDUCTOR from scratch, with all original pocket designs and details. Blending elegant tailoring touches with vintage workwear functional ruggedness, we cooked-up a garment with both rugged trainman and gentleman passenger in mind. Our Conductor Jacket makes it easy to switch from shoveling coal to sipping a libation at the plush red velvet wagon-bar, with the usual MF® grain of salt.

The first release of the Conductor was in a favorite fabric of ours, the “Malibu Sea” denim.

For Spring 2018, the MF® Conductor Jacket gets cut from another mfsc favorite, a vintage New Old Stock hickory stripe lightweight twill that came out of an old warehouse in Southern California. We were lucky to score a few rolls of that goodness, and thought the hickory stripes were a perfect match for our old-school railroad worker-inspired jacket. The exact same fabric was featured on the Mister Freedom® “Sportsman Shirt” from 2013, so we are providing a few evo photos for reference.

Whether worn as a top garment or as a layer under another ¾ length coat, with a classic bowtie à-la Bing Crosby’s Musicaladers, with a simple T-shirt or chambray workshirt à-la Choo-Choo Charlie, the MF® Conductor Jacket is pretty versatile. The numerous pockets make it quite a practical garment when running around town or traveling.

The Conductor Jacket is designed by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in California in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.

SPECS:

FABRIC:
Vintage 100% cotton New Old Stock lightweight twill, hickory stripe pattern, origin USA.

DETAILS:
* An all original mfsc pattern inspired by early American workwear and European tailoring, vintage 1920’s-30’s chore coats and denim engineer jackets.
* Four original MF® pocket-shape designs.
* Elegant front panel cut-away.
* Watch compartment on left chest pocket.
* Pockets lined/half-lined with NOS 2×1 indigo denim.
* Inside iPhone chest pocket
* Black oxidized donut wreath buttons.
* Collar chin strap with contrast copper donut button.
* Split back panel, displaying selvedge ID.
* Selvedge front panel facing, cuffs and watch pocket opening slit.
* Side cinch straps, French NOS metal buckles.
* Contrasting green chainstitch, bar-tacks and button holes.
* Made in USA.

SIZING/FIT:
The MF® Conductor Jacket comes UN-WASHED (=raw) and is cut so that the measurements match the labeling after an initial cold soak/line dry. We recommend our usual method for raw denim garments:

* 30-40mn cold soak with intermittent hand agitation, in minimally-filled washing machine or bath tub.
* Spin dry cycle (if using a machine).
* Hang dry.
The garment will stiffen when dry following this initial routine, due to the re-activated fabric starch contained in the cotton yarns. This is normal and the ‘crispiness’ will subside with normal wear.

I opted for a size 38 (Medium), for a relaxed fit. I could fit a size 36 but preferred having the option to layer in colder weather.
Please refer to sizing chart for approximate raw/soaked measurements. Soaked = 30mn cold soak, spin dry and line dry.

CARE:
Wash when necessary.
Machine wash with cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry. Some light indigo blue transfer to the white yarns might occur. This is normal and will subside over time and subsequent wash cycles.

Available RAW/unwashed
SIZES:
Small (36)
Medium (38)
Large (40)
X-Large (42)
XX-Large (44)

Retail $ 329.95
Available from our Los Angeles ol’ pile o’ rags, from www.misterfreedom.com, 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®
©2018