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

Mister Freedom® Laptop Haversack, NOS selvedge denim, 2018 stripe blanket edition.

 

Mister Freedom® LAPTOP HAVERSACK
NOS selvedge denim x woven stripe wool-cotton blend blanket.
Made in USA.

To keep your laptop toasty for your up-coming Mars expedition, we have updated our popular LAPTOP HAVERSACK pattern with a cosy New Old Stock wool-blend blanket lining.

Our casual handy shoulder bag keeps the construction specs of its predecessor initially released in 2012. Its versatile size (approx 15” x 10” x 1.5”) allows this denim haversack to house the average contemporary laptop computer or iPad®. An electronic device or book measuring less than 15″ x 10″ will easily slide in the soft woolen blanket inner lining.
A zip-up outer pocket will hold charger, USB, iPod and/or other supplies.
Please note that the shoulder strap is not adjustable, but its length should work for most users with normal expectations.
Our haversack is not shockproof, nor is it waterproof. So if you have an urge to boil it (?) make sure your computer is not inside. This lightweight bag is suitable however for storing and hauling around your portable computer gear while about town or travelling.

The bag is entirely built from recycled or New Old Stock supplies. NOS selvedge denim twills for the shell, NOS wool-blend woven stripe blanket for lining, recycled vintage EU military grey cotton straps for flap closure, and NOS 1966 US Government-issued olive drab webbing for the shoulder strap. The zips are vintage cotton tape NOS 1960s-70s TALON metal zippers.
There are NO overlocked seams, all clean seams inside and out, with a concealed use of the denim selvedge.

Designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom®, in limited quantities, until NOS supplies last.

SPECS

PATTERN: An original Mister Freedom® pattern, inspired by early French military WW1 musettes, ‘bread pouches’, and other military personal effect haversacks.
FABRIC:
* Shell: NOS selvedge indigo denim, assorted origins (USA and Japan), about 12.5 Oz.
* Lining: NOS wool-cotton and recycled fibers blend woven stripe blanket.
TRIMS: Vintage 1966 NOS military cotton/fortisan shoulder strap and recycled military closure strap with hand stitched metal buckle.
LABELING: No outside labeling, but an ID cotton patch under the flap, ready for your custom markings.
STITCHING: Sturdy cotton-wrap poly thread.
SIZE:
* Length ~ 15”
* Height ~ 10”
* Width ~ 1.5”
CARE:
This denim Laptop Haversack comes pre-soaked/line-dried, ready to use.
Cold wash when needed, gentle cycle with minimal environmentally friendly mild detergent. We recommend turning the bag inside-out to avoid marbling of the denim. Fold the shoulder strap inside the bag to avoid entangling in the washing machine.
Do not use heat dryer to avoid potential excessive shrinkage.

Available pre-soaked.

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® 2018

Mister Freedom® Jean Tote, NOS selvedge denim, made in USA.

 

Mister Freedom® JEAN TOTE, New Old Stock selvedge denim.
Made in USA.

If you are still requesting plastic bags from your local grocery store, like there’s not enough garbage in the ocean, consider this. Wouldn’t you rather get repeatedly complimented by impressed cashiers and handsome strangers on how cool your shopping bag is?…
When it comes to having a permanent tote that will gracefully age in the car trunk, the MF® Jean Tote is the bee’s knees.

Et tu Bora Bora?.. (Note: This photo taken in 2016 is not representative of the beautiful French Polynesia island.)

Our New Old Stock denim tote was initially designed for personal use, around the time California legislated on the banning of complimentary single-use plastic bags in grocery stores. Small batches were subsequently made available for purchase at the MF® HQ, and “Bazar” in Venice. Amusingly, it didn’t take too long for copy cats to get on it, and things went full circle when an unwitting tourist walked into “Bazar” in early 2016, carrying a knock-off specimen allegedly bought in Dubai… The lady was kind enough to let us take a photo ?

Knock-off of the MF® Jean Tote (2016).

So, there it is, officially released. The Mister Freedom® Jean Tote features a playful and simple design, is sturdy, practical, lightweight and stylish, and is not made by unpaid Turkish workers.

Sizes may vary according to the specific width of the NOS selvedge denim twill we use, but proportions are kept, for visual balance and functionality.
This batch is about 16’’ x 16’’ (not counting the webbing handles).

The hand-made debossed leather patches we use on these bags didn’t make it on our Californian Blue Jeans, due to heat-stamping imperfections, which won’t matter much after laundry. Some of these patches actually date back from our 2010 original Lot.54 Californian release!

The Mister Freedom® JEAN TOTE is designed and made in California, USA.

More interesting facts about our oceans’ health can be found in this article.

SPECS:
PATTERN:
An original MF® groundbreaking design.
FABRIC:
* Assorted New Old Stock premium selvedge denim, 100% cotton. Indigo color may vary from batch to batch.
* 100& cotton sturdy woven webbing.
CARE:
Low maintenance. Launder when needed, turn inside-out, cold water, minimal eco-friendly detergent. Hang dry.

Available Raw/Unwashed.
Retail $69.95

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®
©2017

 

Mister Freedom® Laptop Haversack, NOS selvedge denim

Denim Laptop Haversack ©2012 Mister Freedom®

Mister Freedom® Laptop Haversack, NOS denim

As you might know, we are so very Hi-Tech around here…
Our R&D department was given the mission by High Command to design a simple haversack to  carry interweb computing machines in the field. Mission accomplished.
In other words, we made a new bag.

Its versatile size (approx 15” x 10” x 1.5”) allows our MF® denim haversack to house an average laptop computer, if designed post 1975. MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro® 15”, iPad® etc… will slide in easily and go to sleep in a warm and soft corduroy inner lining. The strap is not adjustable, feature that is often an overkill on shoulder bags. A zip-up outer pocket will hold charger, USB, iPod and/or other supplies.
Our haversack is NOT shockproof, nor is it waterproof. So if you have an urge to boil it (?) make sure your computer is not inside. It’s perfect however to haul around or store your portable computer gear while about town or travelling.

We used assorted New Old Stock selvedge denim for the outer part. The 100% cotton corduroy lining is similar to that used as pocket ‘hand warmer’  lining on older 10 button USN Peacoats. The shoulder straps are made from US military webbing, a New Old Stock from 1966. The grey closure cotton woven canvas straps are recycled vintage military accoutrements parts. The zippers we used are vintage NOS 1960s-70s “Serval” metal zipper, with cotton HBT taping.
There are NO overlocked seams (the low road we always thrive not to take, which makes a bag construction somewhat of a challenging puzzle), all clean seams inside and out, with a concealed use of the denim selvedge.

Designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom®, in limited quantities, until NOS supplies last.

SPECS

PATTERN: An original Mister Freedom® pattern, inspired by early French military WW1 musettes, ‘bread pouches’, and other military personal effect haversacks.
FABRIC:
* Outer: NOS selvedge indigo denim, assorted origins (USA and Japan), about 12.5 Oz.
* Lining: 100% cotton corduroy, NOS, early USN peacoat ‘pocket warmer’ style.
TRIMS: Vintage 1966 NOS military cotton/fortisan shoulder strap and recycled military closure strap with hand stitched metal buckle.
LABELING: No outside labeling, but an ID cotton patch under the flap, ready for your custom markings.
STITCHING: Cotton wrap poly sturdy thread, black color.
SIZE:
* Length ~ 15”
* Height ~ 10”
* Width ~ 1.5”
WASHING: Washable when needed, inside out recommended, gentle cycle with minimal environmentally friendly mild detergent. We have already cold soaked/line dried the haversack to offer them ‘preshrunk’. They are ready to go, ready to get a nice patina from natural use and abuse.

Retail $ 159.95

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

Note: This is NOT an Authorized APPLE Product®, but you figured that one out already.
Note: I customized my perso Haversack, added NOS 1950’s military canvas pouches for charger/cables storage. Made an iPad (thank you Santa-Tina) NOS denim insert padded sleeve also. I included a photo, but this is NOT how production comes. Just an example of our you can adapt and customize your gear to your own needs.

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!