“The Westerners” box set, Men’s File Archives. Photography by Matt Hind, words by Nick Clements, wardrobe by Mister Freedom®

Westerners Mens File 2013 Mister Freedom


Westerners Mens File 2013 Mister Freedom





Westerners Copyright Matt Hind 2012

Courtesy of Men’s File Archives ©Matt Hind 2012



Following an epic photo-shoot by talented photographer Matt Hind of “Men’s File” paper magazine, it became obvious to the editors that there were just too much goodness captured on that two-day session around 29 Palms, California.
Inspired by John Huston 1961 movie “The Misfits”, Matt directed the shoot, coordinating it all. Two real cowboys (Douglas Brown & Anthony Panzarella), three horses (Dusty, Tank and Trigger), trailers, cow girls, burlesque extraordinaire Miss Banbury Cross, props, wardrobe… were involved, relegating Ben-Hur to vacation movie status.
Dinner on location was not a sad affair either. But there are thankfully no photos of that.
Mister Freedom® provided most of the outfits for the guys. A keen eye will spot Ranch Blouse, Californian Lot.44, Blouse Chaparral, Buckaroos, Wool Dover Blouse… and some vintage items from the store.

Some of Matt’s photos were featured in Men’s File #8, a special ‘Denim’ issue with forewords by famed Nick Clements, founder/writer/photographer of the UK publication.



I have previously posted some behind-the-scene shots of that photo session. However, the REAL DEAL is now unveiled in this new box set publication, the latest from Men’s File Archives. Many of Matt Hind’s photos could not make it in the original Men’s File #8 due to space limitation. Now they are, in this box set…

What’s in the box you ask me? Well i’ll tell you Jack.
Two soft cover books, “The Westerners” (format 9½” x 7½”, 100 pages) and “Miss Banbury Cross: A burlesque Performance” (format 9½” x 7½”, 38 pages)
And just like that wasn’t enough, a Mister Freedom® printed silk scarf.
Did I hear someone say “NO MORE, please NO MORE”?

We have some of these limited edition sets available on www.misterfreedom.com
They are also available from Nick Clements’ The Curator website.

Warm thanks again to Nick and Matt for involving us in that fun desert adventure!
It’s not everyday that I get to ride a horse for work.

DISCLAIMER: The box sets DO NOT include the hat, boots and denim jacket.
Don’t laugh, you’d be surprised…

New interview for DenimBro, with some ‘hows & whys’ behind Mister Freedom® clothes

Photo by Cory 'Bandit Photographer' Piehowicz ©2012 Mister Freedom®

Two days ago, a major hard drive crash of our main computer at work has wiped out 10 years worth of files (graphics, concepts, photos etc…), so we might not be posting updates for a while.
In the meantime here is a recent interview conducted by Mr. Mark Randal for DENIMBRO, with some more shots of our recent outdoor fun outing with the gang, masterly shot by Mr. Cory ‘Bandit’ Piehowicz, along with some (now lost) personal old photos. Again many thanks to all involved. And thank you for reading.
Full interview and photos here.

AND back-up, friends, back-up….


Contact sales@misterfreedom.com for ordering and infos. Thank you for the support.

The Bandit Photographer strikes again… CORY PIEHOWICZ Photography Inc. works

Justin Tina John Tom by Cory Piehowicz Photography ©2012

Just a teaser shot of a fun photoshoot we did last week with a group of solid troopers. Shot by our dear friend, the talented Cory ‘Bandit’ Piehowicz, visiting from Columbus, Ohio.
Many more photos to come, it takes a while to edit…
If we, at times, look like we’re taking ourselves too seriously, put the blame on me for holding on to the goofball & crack-up shots 😉

The clothes are from Mister Freedom®, a mix of MFSC®, MF® Originals and vintage. We were all wearing our own clothes, no stylists involved, loosely based on a ‘Men of the Frontier’ meets ‘Les Apaches’ theme.

Many thanks again to all involved, by alphabetical order:
Cristian “Pinkerton” Dascalu
Cory “Bandit” Piehowicz
John “Undertaker” Platt
Justin “Medicine Man” Coates
Logan “Ellis Island” O’Brien
Mark Randal
Michael ‘Miner Mike’ Harris
Tina “De La Hacienda” Wakino
Tom “Texas” Pogue
Much obliged for embarking on that journey, friends, thanks for the memories…