Mister Freedom® RANCH BLOUSE and CALIFORNIAN Lot.64 “OUTLAW” model, 13 Oz. black sulfur-dyed selvedge denim, mfsc FW2021. Made in USA.

Mister Freedom® RANCH BLOUSE and CALIFORNIAN Lot.64 “OUTLAW” model, 13 Oz. black sulfur-dyed selvedge denim edition.
mfsc FW2021 Sportsman catalog.
Made in USA.

For Fall 2021, we are releasing our classic Ranch Blouse and Californian Lot.64 in a special solid black denim twill, developed and milled in Japan by Sugarcane Co.

This premium mid-weight 13 Oz. selvedge denim combines a black sulfur-dyed warp yarn (fabric face) with a black sulfur-dyed weft (fabric reverse), and is produced on traditional shuttle looms. The contrasting selvedge (white with red line) adds a fancy touch to the solid black denim twill.

Sulfur dyes are notorious for their lower colorfastness (resistance to fading), when compared to other dyeing methods, such as pigment dyes for instance. Sulfur-dyed fabric tends to naturally fade “faster”. Over time, with extensive wear and normal laundry routine, the black yarns will fade to dark/medium/light grey (eventually to white). The resulting attractive patina is reminiscent of well-worn traditional indigo-dyed denim, “whiskers” and all. See some faded Sugar Cane’s sulfur-dyed specimen here.

For Fall 2021, our original Ranch blouse design remains pretty much unchanged from its 2010 inception, A-1 style collar, unique slanted pockets on lower chest with single pocket flap, “M” stitching on pockets, pleated front with signature arrowhead darts stitching, 30s-style buckle back etc…

For the matching Californians, we opted for our popular Lot.64 cut – slightly tapered leg, mid rise, traditional silhouette – but decided to spice up the traditional five-pocket pattern by introducing a western-wear modification. The Lot.64-OTL features “frogmouth” type pocket openings, sometimes referred-to as western pockets, a detail often seen on early riding apparel. We have played around with this style in the past, with mfsc oldies such as the MF® Vaqueros,  Buckaroos, Conductor Slacks, and most recently the Deputy Britches, from which the pocket opening pattern was borrowed and adapted to our new Californian “Outlaw”.
This western touch is subtle, but adds a cool twist to the classic five-pocket jeans, making the Lot.64-OTL the latest member of our Californian family.

Worn as a matching set, paired with indigo-dyed denim tops and bottoms, vintage pieces or contemporary heritage-style sportswear, this black denim ensemble is pretty versatile and easy to incorporate into a classic wardrobe.

The black sulfur-dyed selvedge denim Ranch Blouse and Californian LOT.64-OTL (available separately) are designed in California by Mister Freedom®, and manufactured in USA in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co, from denim fabric milled in Japan.

SPECS
FABRIC:
Mid-weight 13 Oz. solid black denim twill, sulfur-dyed warp x sulfur-dyed weft, selvedge (white with red line ID), 100% cotton, milled in Japan on traditional shuttle looms.

FACING (collar lining, pocket flap, pocket bags):
New Old Stock (NOS) 3×1 denim, dark indigo, 100% cotton.

FW2021 RANCH BLOUSE, black sulfur-dyed denim edition:
DETAILS:
* All original Mister Freedom® pattern, inspired by vintage trucker-style denim work jackets.
* Early round-type collar, A-1 style.
* Vintage boxy but slim silhouette.
* Pleated front with original MF® signature arrowhead dart stitching.
* Original lower chest double slanted pockets with “M” branding stitching, single pocket flap.
* Selvedge front panel fold.
* Contrast NOS 3×1 denim facing for collar and pocket flap.
* Brass cast MF® branded tack buttons.
* Buckle back, concealed selvedge strap, adjustable, riveted.
* Copper rivet reinforced, unmarked, leather washer.
* Chainstitch construction, tonal dark navy blue thread, 100% cotton.
* Original mfsc printed “Buckaroo” cloth label.
* Made in USA

SIZING FIT:
The black sulfur-dyed Ranch Blouse comes UN-WASHED and is 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.
  • Machine spin dry cycle, and line dry.
  • Wear briefly while still damp to set creases, then hang until fully dry.

I wear my usual Ranch Blouse size in this black sulfur-dyed edition, a cold-soaked 38. I’m about 5’7 , 145 lbs.

FW2021 CALIFORNIAN “Outlaw” Lot.64-OTL, black sulfur-dyed denim edition:
DETAILS:
* Original Mister Freedom® classic vintage five-pocket blue jeans pattern.
* Western-style “Frogmouth” front pocket opening pattern.
* Button fly, combination of brass/silver original MF® branded metal cast waist/fly tack buttons.
* Selvedge leg outseam.
* NOS 3×1 denim pocket bags.
* MF® original “M” branding stitch design on rear pockets.
* MF® branded black tea-core leather patch on rear pocket.
* Black tonal stitching, 100% cotton thread, gauge combination.
* Coin pocket with concealed selvedge.
* Selvedge button hole fly placket.
* Hidden back pocket reinforcement rivets, with top pocket reinforcement bar tack stitching.
* Unmarked copper riveting for pocket opening reinforcement.
* Original MF® paper pocket flasher (ivory white).
* Made in USA

SIZING/FIT:
The black sulfur-dyed Californian Lot.64-OTL jeans come UN-WASHED and are cut so that the measurements match the labeling AFTER an initial cold soak/line dry. A tagged W32 x L34 will shrink to approximately 32 inches x 34 inches after a soak/dry process.
We recommend the usual protocol before wearing:

  • Cold soak for about 30-40mn, with occasional hand agitation.
  • Machine spin dry cycle, and line dry.
  • Wear briefly while still damp to set creases, then hang until fully dry.

The size that will work best for you depends on how you like your jeans to fit. I opted for a W31 with this model (my current waist size in MF® Californians), for a classic silhouette with a snug waist, comfortable top block and straight leg. I’m about 5’7 , 145 lbs.
As with all denim twills, shrinkage and stretching will occur for a while and will depend on the wearer’s body, activities and initial fit.
DENIM CARE:
Treat this black sulfur-dyed denim twill as you would premium indigo-dyed denim.
Wash denim jeans/jacket sporadically, only when needed. Machine wash inside out to avoid marbling. Cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry. Wash separately from light-colored garments.
Patina will develop according to activities and frequency of wear.

Available from www.misterfreedom.com, our Los Angeles red brick HQ, 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

 

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane msfc FW2021 PODIUM Collection & SPORTSMAN-SURPLUS LookBook Preview

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co FW2021 mfsc “PODIUM”

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MF® “MEDALIST” Crew Sweat FW2021 mfsc PODIUM ©2021

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MF® “TACKLE KING” Jacket FW2021 mfsc PODIUM ©2021

MF® “TRACK MASTER” Jacket & Pants FW2021 mfsc PODIUM ©2021

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co FW2021 mfsc “PODIUM”

Dear Friends,

Hope this finds you well, healthy, and in good spirits.

This is a preview of the FW2021 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane (mfsc) collaboration. Two groupings, a theme-based capsule collection titled “PODIUM“, followed by additions to our classic SPORTSMAN and SURPLUS catalogs.

Our winter “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. This is a MF® twist on athleisure wear, as well as a nod to active and healthy lifestyle.
The following eight original “PODIUM” garment designs blend timeless references and “heritage” fabrics, resulting in a colorful grouping of practical, versatile, unpretentious pieces for working out, or just hanging out. These styles will easily incorporate into any classic wardrobe.

This FW2021 “PODIUM” mfsc collection is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.
The above “PODIUM” line-up consists of:

1) The MEDALIST (Crew Sweatshirt)
* 100% cotton tubular brushed fleece.
* Tubular needle-out rib gussets and trims.
* Flat-lock stitch construction.
* Rear panel phone pocket.
* Color options: Heather Grey/White/UCLA Blue/Red/Gold/Olive Green. 

2) The CONTENDER (Hoodie Zip Sweatshirt)
* 100% cotton brushed fleece.
* Needle-out rib waistband & cuffs.
* “Attached” hood pattern, jersey-lined.
* Two-tone Heather Grey/Navy Blue.

3) The GYMSTAR (Sweatpants)
* 100% cotton heather grey fleece, horizontal weave.
* Cargo phone pocket.
* Needle-out rib expansion gusset.
* Flat-lock stitch construction.
* Elastic cinch bottom.

4) The TRACK MASTER Jacket (Tracksuit Jacket)
* 100% cotton brushed fleece, horizontal weave.
* Ribbed all cotton jersey waistband/collar/cuffs.
* Two stripe arm strech gussets.
* Body expansion side panels, tonal cotton jersey.
* 1970s style plastic zipper with contrast cotton tape.
* Color options: UCLA Blue/Gold and Black/Gold

5) The TRACK MASTER Pants (Tracksuit Pants)
* 100% cotton brushed fleece, horizontal weave.
* Two stripe leg stretch gussets.
* Side slash pockets and rear zip pocket.
* Zip cinch bottom.
* 1970s style plastic zipper with contrast cotton tape.
* Color options: UCLA Blue/Gold and Black/Gold

6) The PODIUM Jacket (Satin Team Jacket)
* Cotton/rayon body, satin side out.
* Printed cotton flannel lining.
* Heather striped soft Merino wool rib knits.
* Raglan sleeve stripe with piping.
* Color options: Red/White and Royal Blue/Gold 

7) The TACKLE KING (Nylon Coach Jacket)
* Heavy 2×1 Nylon Twill, vintage Mil-Specs.
* 100% cotton Heather Grey fleece lining, French terry side out.
* MF® branded painted brass snaps.
* Chin strap.
* Original “MF 71-61” traditional sport tackle twill patches.
* Color options: Black/Navy/Sage Green/Red

8) The MERCURY Jacket (Windbreaker Running Jacket)
* All weather VENTILE® cotton fabric.
* Athletic mesh  rear vent panel.
* 1970s style plastic zipper with contrast cotton tape.
* Color options: Arctic White/Navy Blue and Olive Green/Navy Blue.

Besides these “PODIUM” classics, we are adding a few heavy hitters to our existing MF® mfsc SPORTSTMAN (made in USA) and SURPLUS (made in JAPAN) catalogs.

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co FW2021 mfsc SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS Catalogs

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co FW2021 mfsc SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS Catalogs

Mister Freedom® “DESPERADO” Western Ranch Coat, 13 Oz. SC Black Denim ©2021

Mister Freedom® CALIFORNIAN “OUTLAW” LOT.64-OTL, 13 Oz. SC Black Denim ©2021

 

Mister Freedom® RANCH BLOUSE, 13 Oz. SC Black Denim ©2021

Mister Freedom® “SECOYA” Shirt, McG Plaid Heavy Flannel, ©2021

Mister Freedom® “DUDE RANCHER” Shirt, Brown Brushed Dobby Stripe, ©2021

Mister Freedom® “DUDE RANCHER” Shirt, Indigo x Covert Check, ©2021

Mister Freedom® “CALIFORNIAN” LOT.64-JC, Indigo Jungle Cloth, ©2021

Mister Freedom® RANCH BLOUSE “RINGO” Shirt, Black Tea-Core Veg-Tan Leather, ©2021

Mister Freedom® RANCH BLOUSE “RANDALL” Shirt, Natural Veg-Tan Leather, ©2021

Mister Freedom® “ARISTOCRAT” Shirt, NOS Dobby Stripes, ©2021

Mister Freedom® CONTINENTAL Two-Pieces Suit “Le MARSEILLAIS”, NOS Stripe HBT, ©2021

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co FW2021 mfsc SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS Catalogs

The above FW2021 SPORTSMAN & SURPLUS line-up consists of:

1) The “DESPERADO” (Western Ranch Coat)
* Original 13 Oz SC Black sulfur-dyed denim, selvedge.
* Corduroy western yoke trims.
* MF® branded silver tack buttons.
* Made in USA

2) CALIFORNIAN “OUTLAW” model LOT.64-OTL
* Traditional MF® Californian Lot.64 pattern with modified western “frogmouth” front pockets.
* Original 13 Oz SC Black sulfur-dyed denim, selvedge.
* Tonal stitching.
* Made in USA

3) RANCH BLOUSE Black Denim
* Original 13 Oz SC Black sulfur-dyed denim, selvedge.
* Tonal stitching.
* Made in USA

4) CALIFORNIAN LOT.64-JC Indigo Jungle Cloth
* 14 Oz. Mil-Specs Jungle Cloth, dark indigo.
* Tonal stitching.
* Made in USA

5) RANCH BLOUSE “RINGO”, Black Leather
* Black veg-tan tea-core leather interpretation of our classic Ranch Blouse.
* MF® branded brass snaps.
* Made in USA

6) RANCH BLOUSE “RANDALL”, Natural Leather.
* Natural veg-tan leather interpretation of our classic Ranch Blouse.
* MF® branded brass snaps.
* Only available raw.
* Made in USA

7) “ARISTOCRAT” Shirt, Dobby Stripes
* Our classic dress shirt pattern.
* Fancy New Old Stock fabric, Dobby stripes.
* Made in USA

8) CONTINENTAL Two-Piece Suit “LE MARSEILLAIS”
* Our classic Sportsman Sportcoat & Trousers patterns.
* Fancy New Old Stock fabric, 40s-style brown stripe HBT.
* Made in USA

9) DUDE RANCHER (Western Shirt)
* Our classic original western snap shirt pattern.
* Fabric options: 9 Oz. Indigo x Covert check and 10.25 Oz. Brown Brushed Dobby Stripes.
* Made in JAPAN.

10) SECOYA Shirt
* Our original 1930s style pull-over work shirt pattern.
* Original “McG” woven plaid 100% cotton heavy flannel.

Voila!

As always, besides the classic vintage style references, the common thread in all these original garments is Mister Freedom®’s on-going commitment to ethical manufacturing, original designs, and resistance to fast fashion.

Thank you very much for your renewed support.

Love from Sunny California,

c

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