Mister Freedom® MUSETTE “mf7161” waxed canvas and “Biribi” indigo ticking, made in USA.

Mister Freedom® “MUSETTE mf7161”
Sportsman catalog x FW2019 PiouPiou.
Made in USA.

The MF® “Musette” pattern was introduced sometime in 2011, and is our interpretation of the M1892 haversack issued to French troops from the late 1800’s to the mid 1930’s. These “bread bags” were mostly used for carrying provisions. Soldiers on the front lines frequently carried two, packed with a loaf of bread, saucisson, and the daily ration of Père Pinard (250ml in 1914, 500ml in 1916… and a full 1/4 galon bottle by 1918) to numb the gruesome reality…

Our 2011 model, the Musette “Biribi”, was initially released in NOS indigo stripe ticking. This updated 2019 “Biribi” Type II features the same shell fabric but an Olive Drab adjustable strap (Vietnam-era NOS US Mil-Specs OD cotton webbing) and matching flap facing (NOS OD cotton HBT).

To compliment our mfsc FW2019 “PIOUPIOU” capsule collection, we are also issuing a modified version in a dark navy blue waxed cotton canvas. We have added an inner dividing panel. The custom chainstitched “mf 7161” Musette adornment, embroidered on a vintage hand-cranked CORNELY machine, is a reference to French military wool blanket markings of the period. The flap is unlined but is backed by a large blank cotton muslin patch, ready for personal markings.

The adjustable shoulder strap is cut from Vietnam-era NOS US Mil-Specs Olive Drab cotton webbing, and features a vintage-style two-prong metal buckle. The strap slack can either be slid through the buckle, or inserted through the webbing loop.

Note: These are unstructured bags. Neither models are padded and should not be considered as shock-proof protective carrying sleeves for laptop computers or iPads.

The Musette mf7161 is designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom®.

SPECS:
FABRIC:
1) “Biribi” model: NOS indigo stripe ticking, selvedge ID. NOS Olive Drab cotton HBT facing.
2) “mf7161” model: Navy blue waxed cotton canvas, moderate water-repellent properties.

DETAILS:
* Original MF® pattern, inspired by French military M1892 haversacks.
* Approximate dimensions: 14 inches x 11 inches x 1½ inch.
* Intricate construction with no open seams or overlock.
* Double layer body.
* Light weight.
* Adjustable shoulder strap.
* Vintage genuine bone buttons.
* “mf7161” model only: indigo stripe ticking inner divider, custom chainstitch embroidery on flap, backed with solid muslin patch for perso markings.
* Made in USA.

Available pre-rinsed only (“Biribi” model), and raw only (“mf7161” model)

CARE:
Machine wash when necessary, delicate cycle, cold water, minimal eco-friendly detergent. Hang dry.
The waxed canvas Musette may need to be hand re-waxed after wash to regain its somewhat water-repellent properties.

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

FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane mfsc Collection preview: “Pioupiou” (JP), “Surplus” (JP) and “Sportsman” (USA).

FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane “PIOUPIOU” mfsc Collection (made in Japan)

FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane “PIOUPIOU” mfsc collection.

FW2019 MF® “Mecano” Jacket, indigo HBT cotton/linen.

FW2019 MF® “Le Vaillant”, indigo HBT cotton/linen.

FW2019 MF® “Mecano” Jacket, SC 401 Hawaii denim.

FW2019 “Le Vaillant” Pants, SC 401 Hawaii denim.

FW2019 MF® Chemise “Poilu”, blue dobby stripe.

FW2019 MF® Chemise “Poilu”, white dobby stripe.

FW2019 MF® “Musette” mf7161 (Sportsman)

FW2019 MF® Chemise “M-35”, ticking.

FW2019 MF® Chemise “M-35”, indigo linen.

 

FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane “SURPLUS” mfsc Collection (made in Japan)

 

FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane “SURPLUS” mfsc collection.

FW2019 MF® “Mattock” Jacket, corduroy.

FW2019 MF® “Trailblazer”, brushed sateen, rust.

FW2019 MF® “Trailblazer”, brushed sateen, Prussian Blue.

FW2019 MF® “N-1H” Deck Jacket, brown Jungle Cloth.

FW2019 MF® “Tonkinoise”, double indigo.

FW2019 MF® “Mulholland DRIZZLE-KING”, cachou canvas.

FW2019 MF® “Mulholland DRIZZLE-KING”, cachou canvas.

FW2019 MF® “Mulholland DRIZZLE-KING”, cachou canvas. DIY beeswax-treated prototype.

 

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane “SPORTSMAN” mfsc catalog, Fall/Winter 2019 (made in USA)

 

FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane “SPORTSMAN” mfsc catalog additions.

FFW2019 MF® “Baloo” Black edition, black tea-core cowhide..

FW2019 MF® Californian” Lot.54BB, NOS Cone Mills denim.

 

FW2019 MF® “Ranch Blouse” and “Californian” Lot.64, indigo x black ‘Midnight’ denim edition.

FW2019 MF® “Ranch Blouse”, indigo x black ‘Midnight’ denim edition.

FW2019 MF® “Californian” Lot.64, indigo x black ‘Midnight’ denim edition.

FW2019 MF® “Speedways”, NOS ‘beatnik green’ corduroy.

FW2019 MF® “Campus” Jacket, ‘Stallion’ edition, black tea-core cowhide.

FW2019 MF® “Sportsman Chinos”, NOS 2×1 denim.

 

 

FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane mfsc collections.

Our Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Fall/Winter 2019 contribution to the world of Menswear fashion this up-coming season will consist of three groupings, FW2019PIOUPIOU”, “SURPLUS” and “SPORTSMAN”.

The “PIOUPIOU” collection is our 2019 theme-based capsule collection.
The obsolete term “Pioupiou” was a happy-go-lucky nickname given to French soldiers heading out to the frontlines on the onset of WW1. As the “Great War” (1914-1918) dragged on, and trenches of the Western Front revealed their terrifying reality, the sobriquet quickly changed to “POILU” (literally ‘hairy’), ’tough guy’ or badass in period jargon…
Our collection is loosely inspired by French military-issued garb of the 1910’s to the 1930’s. It blends period utility uniforms and revisited vintage civilian attire into contemporary wearables, following the usual MF® “might have been” design approach.
The FW2019 “PIOUPIOU” line-up, all garments produced in Japan, will consists of:
1) “MECANO” Jacket:
* Indigo cotton/linen HBT, 15 Oz.
* 14Oz. SC 401 “Hawaii” selvedge denim.
2) Pantalon “LE VAILLANT”:
* Indigo cotton/linen HBT, 15 Oz.
* 14Oz. SC 401 “Hawaii” denim.
3) Chemise “POILU”:
* 100% cotton blue sateen/popeline dobby stripe
* 100% cottonwhite sateen/HBT dobby stripe.
4) Chemise “M-35”:
* 100% indigo Linen plain weave.
* 100% cotton indigo stripe ticking, 4.5 Oz.

The SURPLUS” collection, our twist on classics and all-original vintage-inspired creations, produced in Japan, will consist of:
1) “MATTOCK” Jacket:
Heavy Corduroy, camel color, 14 Oz., with “Troy Blanket” lining.
2) “MULHOLLAND DRIZZLE-KING” Jacket:
100% cotton “Cachou” Brown canvas, 13 Oz.
Also shown on the photos is a DIY beeswax-treated prototype.
3) “TRAILBLAZER” Shirt:
100% cotton Brushed Sateen, Rust color or Prussian blue.
4) N-1H Deck Jacket:
100% cotton Jungle Cloth, 14 Oz., “Mulholland” brown.
5) “TONKINOISE” Shirt:
“Gunslinger” double indigo selvedge twill, 12.4 Oz.

The SPORTSMAN” collection, our on-going catalog of classics and all-original vintage-inspired creations, made in USA, will consist of:
1) “BALOO” Jacket, Black Edition:
USA-sourced MF® exclusive black tea-core (chashin) cowhide, brushed cotton flannel lining.
2) “RANCH BLOUSE” Midnight:
16 Oz. “Midnight” selvedge denim, indigo x black twill.
3) “CALIFORNIAN” Lot.64 Midnight:
16 Oz. “Midnight” selvedge denim, indigo x black twill.
4) “CALIFORNIAN” Lot.54 Buckle Back:
NOS Cone Mills 13 Oz. selvedge indigo denim.
5) “SPEEDWAYS” Jeans:
NOS 100% cotton corduroy, “beatnik” green.
6) “CAMPUS” Jacket, ‘Stallion’ Edition:
USA-sourced MF® exclusive black tea-core (chashin) cowhide, unlined.
7) “SPORTSMAN CHINOS” Frontier:
NOS 10.5 Oz. 2×1 rigid denim.
8) “GI” HENLEY”:
NOS indigo rib knit, 100% cotton.
9) “MUSETTE” MF 7161: (pictured above with the “Pioupiou” Collection)
NOS waxed canvas, navy blue, chainstitch.
10) JD “SCUTTLER” Cap: (pictured above with the “Pioupiou” Collection)
NOS French workwear woven stripe, 100% cotton.

Voila!

Drop dates for these FW2019 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane mfsc pieces should start beginning August 2019, as production in ethically-operated Japan and USA factories completes.
Each garment will be fully documented on this blog at the time of release, and the whole line-up will be available from www.misterfreedom.com and our Los Angeles brick & mortar store. A selection of mfsc FW2019 will also be available from fine retailers around the World.
Email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions unanswered above.

Thank you very much for your support.
Sincerely,

Christophe LOIRON
MF®
©2019

Mister Freedom® “Musette Biribi”, made in USA

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Mister Freedom® Musette Biribi
On your way to breaking rocks in Tataouine? Here is the perfect little haversack to carry your casse-croute

Inspired by late 1800’s French Military government issued shoulder bag for personnel effect/bread/tobacco carriage (musette modele 1892), originally made of  linen/hemp fabric, cachou colour.
Poilus and pioupious often carried two, slung over each shoulder, when in the field.
MF’s interpretation of this old timer is an addition to our Biribi concept.

SPECS:
* 100% cotton NOS 10 oz. stripe denim twill, solid white selvedge (showing on inside flap fold).
* Double layer construction.
* Made in good ol’ U.S. of A.
* Light weight
* Indigo dyed HBT woven strap, adjustable.
* No outside branding, inside flap custom stenciling.
* 1930’s NOS vintage French metal buttons.
* Vintage french NOS metal double prong strap adjuster buckle.

Available One Wash (preshrunk)
Made in USA
Approx size: 13” x 10.5” x 3”
Retail $129.95

Call John or Jordan at (323) 653-2014 or mail john@misterfreedom.com or jordan@misterfreedom.com to get yours while they last. We ship internationally.

Featured on the photos is a one-of-a-kind linen Mister Freedom® “Bourgeron Biribi”, available in different sizes now!