Enjoy flying again, with the Mister Freedom Denim Fly Bag, made in USA.

 

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Mister Freedom® DENIM FLY BAG
The Sportsman catalog, Fall 2015
Made in USA

Seeing the World is great. Traveling, quite the purgatory.
Those who can relate to childhood days when a flying seatmate could purchase a carton of fancy cigarettes while airborne, and smoke what felt like the entire content before hitting the destination tarmac, have lived the good life. Little did we know that it would all be downhill from there.

Anyone with a history of intercontinental cattle herding endured in the past 15 years or so, who has mingle with the elite for whom the concept of a line does not apply, who has been subjected to the dreaded icebreaker “sooo, what do you do?” on the runway, who has elbowed his armrest future through a twelve-hour marathon in a child-size middle seat courtesy of code-share flights operated by Air Klusterfuk, and has experienced that blissful rested feeling on landing when rows of hooligans would sooner eat a bathtub hair ball than take their turn deboarding… has surely taken several steps away from philanthropy thanks to air travel.

Once comfortably encrusted by that coveted middle seat, access to your carry-on bag stowed in the overhead compartment is usually largely compromised by the presence of your sky companion du jour, on a mission to enrich your flight experience with body contact, uncovered sneezing and stimulating idle conversations. Good times. Horror, you left your pneumatic hammer operator-approved NRR33 earplugs in the bag above your head! Darn. Right now, you could be waving the little orange peace-keeping buggers left and right, subtly signaling your fly-un-united preferences to airline cellmates before insertion. If only you could get to them…

Badabing! Mister Freedom® to the rescue.
Introducing the long-awaited MF® FLY BAG, a remedy to the endearing experience of flying coach. We will let Frank Rizzo take it from here.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight.

If you need it sold, Frank Rizzo will sell it.

If you need it sold, Frank Rizzo will sell it.

For Fall 2015, we have concocted a practical little number, field tested and Delta Platinum frequent flyer-approved. I have used and tested a prototype for some time now, eventually settling on a satisfactory pattern, mixing old and new school, low and hi tech. This bag looks like a mini US Army denim barrack bag, but much more practical as a small item storing device.
This unbelievably awesome bag, strikingly functional yet ridiculously good looking, easily transported in the carry-on of your choice, will accompany you as you nonchalantly strut to your assigned seat, where marooned cabin mates await their Wilson. Of course, you had previously carefully loaded your FLY BAG with all the torture-relieving personal effects one needs on a long flight: ear plug, a good book, writing instruments and notebook, eye drops, hand sanitizer, loaded iPod, tea tree toothpicks, inflatable neck pillow, eye mask, surgical mask (guaranteed isolation with one of these), washable slippers, baseball bat

The MF® FLY BAG shell is made of 2×1 NOS selvedge denim. 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. Store in the first layer of this pocket what you need to have visual access to during the flight. The other section of this pocket, an extra compartment made of P1942 “Frogskin” HBT twill fallen off of a Buzz Rickson’s deuce and a half, will store flat items such as passport/currency/travelers checks, out of sight but for easy access.

The top closure of the bag is of cinch-cord type, featuring a nylon yellow/white paracord, an actual NOS parachute part. The fancy sliding cord lock we have chosen is the patented Black Crater LLC Hyper Bright LED Cord Lock Light, designed in the USA (and, whayagonado, manufactured in China). Familiar to the outdoor enthusiast, this smart little yellow cord lock will help you search the inside of your MF® FLY BAG when cabin lights are out, during that seatmates are snoring and infants are crying moment of peace.
After surviving the ordeal, the changeable lithium battery-operated Light-Emitting-Diode also comes in handy when you take your MF® FLY BAG camping, hiking, bushwhacking, spelunking, exploring, scubadiving

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

NOTE: The MF® FLY BAG comes sans vintage Saint Christopher, sans VEB leather zip pouch, and sans Westone earphones.

SPECS

PATTERN:
An original Mister Freedom® pattern, inspired by vintage US Army barrack bags and outdoor gear.

FABRIC:
Shell: NOS 2×1 selvedge denim, about 8 Oz.
Side pocket: Nylon Mil-specs insect bar netting, authentic US military NOS part.
Concealed side pocket: 100% cotton P1942 “Frogskin” camo HBT twill, jungle/lowland side out.

DETAILS:
* Approx flat size: 13” tall x 11” wide  (tubular shape 7” diameter)
* Side pocket with mesh section for easy visual access
* “Frogskin” HBT fabric concealed pocket compartment, two side pen pockets.
* Denim selvedge visible on the inside of the bag.
* Nylon paracord cinch top closure.
* Yellow cord lock from Black Crater LLC featuring Hyper Bright LED Light
* Cloth name tag, with tiny 1970’s NOS US flag vintage patch.
* Sturdy olive green poly-cotton stitching.
* Single needle machine construction, flat-felled seams, no overlock on the inside.
* Made in USA.

The MF® FLY BAG comes in unwashed crispy condition. It is ready for its first inaugural flight, as-is..

CARE:
When laundry is required after frequent use, empty the bag of all its content, untie the paracord and remove the yellow cord lock, turn the bag inside out and machine wash on fragile cycle. Line dry. Minimal shrinkage is to be expected.

Available raw/unwashed
One Size
Retail $149.95

Soon 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.

“WOOLIES” iPad® Sleeves, Made in California by Mister Freedom®

iPad® WOOLIES ©2013 Mister Freedom®

iPad WOOLIES AD ©2013 Mister Freedom®

 

 

“WOOLIES” iPad® Sleeves
Made in USA by Mister Freedom®

If you are still using a rotary dial phone at home this might not be of much interest to you…
However, for the few who have succumbed to the Hi-Tech spell of Apple® gadgets, here is a little something that might be relevant.
Most cases and protecting sleeves for new ‘electronics’ are a bit too modern for my old soul, so we’ve cooked up another transporting device for your Cupertino designed goodies.
Following our denim “MF® Laptop Haversack“, here are the “iPad® Woolies”, to keep your tablet snuggly wrapped in goodness with a touch of Old World.
The MF® ‘woolies’ also make for a purdy cool traveling satchel for protecting and storing small items inside your carry-on. They might also work with other tablets, just Google measurements.

We used some New Old Stock recycled military blankets (same stock as previously introduced with our MFSC “Drover Blouse” blanket issue) lined with vintage selvedge NOS calico print cotton fabrics from our vault.
This original design looks fairly simple, but the construction is a bit involved, using three types of different sewing machines (single needle, bias tape foot attachment and cover stitch.)
The natural buttons are made of ox bone, 1920’s vintage old stock from France we were happy to unearth. The closure are stitched down leather loops.
Each one of the ‘Woolies” vary slightly in stripe patterns, according to the original blanket they were cut from. Each one is unique.

Designed and made by Mister Freedom® in our studio in California. Limited quantities.

Disclaimer: Anyone who has dropped an iPad on bathroom tiles knows for a fact that it doesn’t bounce. The Woolies will protect your iPad from dust and scratches, not from a flight down the stairs, as they are soft and not padded with Titanium. Mister Freedom® “iPad Woolies” are not endorsed by Apple®, who has better things to do, and are not an authorized Apple® product.

Note: ‘Texas’ Tom is wearing his “Blouse Chaparral” (indigo linen issue) on the photos, to compliment his hair style, along with a ‘Reno Shirt‘, snow calico issue. Both from our ‘Men of the Frontier’ Spring & Winter MFSC 2012 Collections.

SPECS:
PATTERN: Original MF® pattern
FABRIC:
Outer: Thick vintage NOS military striped blankets, 100% heavy wool, quality mil specs. (Oatmeal/grey with blue stripes)
Lining: Two types of vintage selvedge NOS calico printed plain weave 100% cotton.
a) Navy (with indigo dyed HBT bias tape)
b) Cadet Blue (with Cadet Blue HBT bias tape)
DETAILS:
* Made in California from recycled vintage supplies
* Comfortably fits an Apple® iPad® (inner storage dimensions 10 inches x 7¼ inches)
* No overlocked exposed seams (taped + side cover stitch)
* HBT bias tape piping edges
* Vintage 1920’s NOS ox-bone button closure, leather loops
* 100% cotton thread construction
* Original Mister Freedom® “Sportsman” woven rayon label, concealed under flap

CARE:
Dry Clean ONLY, if ever needed. We did however test hand wash and line dry without drama but at your own risk.

Retail $149.95 (option a or b)

Call 323-653-2014 or Email sales@misterfreedom.com to get yours while they last. We ship internationally to selected Countries. Thank you for your support.