Mister Freedom® “P.T. HENLEY”, white tubular cotton jersey, OD trims. Made in USA.

Mister Freedom® P.T. HENLEY, White & OD Trims, tubular cotton jersey.
SS2021 Sportsman Catalog.
Made in USA.

Finally here, and not a moment too soon!
This is the long-awaited comeback of our Gym Henley pattern, revisited for Spring 2021, and fresh-off our California jersey knit factory!
It took a while to get them produced (we’ve been at it since 2020), but they are back, and now available in a full size range. No more sizing goat rodeo, for those of you who remember the original 2011 edition and its dozen of eclectic NOS tubular jerseys and all over the place specs!

This time around, the body is cut from our “SKIVVY” all-cotton tubular jersey knit (no side seams), a fabric of MF® SKIVVY T-Shirt fame.
This milled-in-USA “Skivvy” fabric has less mechanical stretch than our “STANLEY” slubby knit jersey (featured on our STANLEY T-Shirt model), resulting in a tighter, old school athletic shirt fit. For a more relaxed silhouette, consider sizing up.

The P.T. HENLEY features our MF® signature coverstitch/flatlock construction. For a vintage M*A*S*H vibe, we opted for contrasting stitching and trims: olive coverstitch, OD cotton poplin button packet facing, gunpowder grey needle-out jersey neckband, and olive green genuine bone buttons.

A tonal white version and few color options of the MF® P.T. Henley are in the pipeline, and production should wrap-up sometime during February-March 2022.

The MF® P.T. HENLEY is designed by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in California, USA.

SPECS:
FABRIC:
100% cotton tubular jersey knit. Cotton grown and fabric milled in USA.
DETAILS:
* Inspired by vintage utilitarian and military undershirts.
* Tubular body (no side seams).
* Coverstitch/flatlock construction, contrasting olive green color thread.
* OD cotton poplin button placket facing, size stamped.
* Contrast gunpowder grey needle-out cotton jersey neckband.
* Genuine bone buttons, olive green color.
* Self-fabric short sleeve wide cuffs.
* Original mfsc “Sportsman” woven rayon label.
* Made in USA.

SIZING/FIT:
The MF® P.T. Henley comes rinsed/tumbled dry.
The tubular jersey fabric of the MF® P.T. Henley is the same as our SKIVVY T-Shirt fabric. Identical width, with low mechanical stretch. Use your SKIVVY size.
I wear a Small for a tight fit, personal preference. About 5’7 , ~145 lbs. Consider sizing up for a more relaxed fit or contemporary silhouette.

CARE:
Low maintenance. Machine wash on normal cycle, cold water, eco-friendly detergent. Tumble dry or hang dry.

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®
©2022

Mister Freedom® STANLEY & SKIVVY Tees, Limited “SUNSHINE” Edition, Made & naturally sun-bleached in California, USA.

 

STANLEY Tees “Sunshine” Edition

 

SKIVVY Tees “Sunshine” Edition

 

Mister Freedom® Skivvy new color! Classic military “Brown 436”. Made in USA.

Mister Freedom®  Skivvy Tee, Brown 436.
Sportsman catalog
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Made in USA.

We are introducing a new color in our SKIVVY T-shirt selection this season, the classic “Brown 436” familiar to many as the specific shade of brown of 1980s US Army undershirts, the government-issued “Undershirt, man’s, quarter sleeve, type I, class 3, brown 436”. This color addition completes the vintage military-inspired palette of our SKIVVIES: white, sage green, navy blue and brown.

The STANLEYS and their looser jersey knit are still available in white, black, jungle green, royal blue, red and gold, with a full recent restock on all colors.

Please refer to the original MF® blog posts for specificities of both Skivvy and Stanley T-shirts, specs/sizing/fit/care instructions.

Our SKIVVY and STANLEY tubular T-Shirts are also available as a Two-Pack option. Individually priced at $69.95 per shirt, a two-pack can be purchased at a substantial saving for $124.95. The packaging consists of a simple lightweight cardboard box, reminiscent of old military stenciled ammo metal boxes.
Each two-pack box contains two identical solid T-shirts (sorry, no style/color/size combination or substitution.)

Available options are as follows:

Two-Pack SKIVVY T-shirts (S, M, L, or XL):
White.
Navy Blue.
Sage Green.
Brown 436.

Two-Pack STANLEY T-shirts (S, M, L, or XL):
White.
Black.
Jungle Green (olive).
Royal Blue.
Red.
Gold.

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® 2020

 

 

Mister Freedom® Skivvy or Stanley T-shirts Two-Pack box, made in USA.

 

Mister Freedom®  Skivvy T-shirts / Stanley T-shirts, Two-Pack Edition.
SS2018 Sportsman catalog.
Made in USA.

Popular staples of the MF® Sportsman catalog (our on-going production of all made-in-USA originals), are the classic SKIVVY and STANLEY tubular T-Shirts. Their simplicity, old school fit, vintage demeanor, CoO, …, have appealed to many of our patrons, from bonafide USMC Devil Dogs to Hollywood celebrities.

Skivvies and Stanleys have become second skins for some, worn as undershirts or summer classics, so we are now releasing a Two-Pack option. Our friend Paul Rizzo, who could sell a tank out of an Upstate NY car lot, would call that a “package deal.” Individually priced at $69.95 per shirt, a two-pack is now available for $124.95, a substantial saving indeed. And no, Frank, we’re not throwing in the boonie hat.

For the packaging, we wanted to stay away from plastic/PVC, as there’s already enough of it in our oceans. We went instead for lightweight cardboard boxes, each hand-customized and reminiscent of old military stenciled ammo metal boxes. Please re-use or recycle.

Refer to the original MF® blog posts for specificities of both Skivvy and Stanley T-shirts, specs/sizing/fit/care instructions.
Each box will contain two identical solid T-shirts (no style/color/size mix).

Available options of the Tw0-Pack release are as follows:

* Two-Pack SKIVVY T-shirts (XS, S, M, L, or XL):
White.
Navy Blue.
Sage Green.

* Two-Pack STANLEY T-shirts (XS, S, M, L, or XL):
White.
Heather Grey.
Jungle Green (olive)

Retail: $124.95 (two identical T-shirts only, no substitution. Does not include a boonie hat.)

Soon 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® 2018

The Fletcher T-Shirt, tubular knit slubby cotton jersey, White and Indigo, Made in USA

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MF® Cowboy Jacket (2015 edition) and Lot.74 (SS2015 model)

The “Fletcher” T-Shirt, made in USA
Sportsman catalog Spring 2016

We will keep this one brief, so that we can all go back to waterskiing.

The “Fletcher” is a new addition to The Sportsman catalog and is simply a long sleeve version of our popular MF® Stanley T-Shirt. Here is how we originally introduced Stanley, in June 2015:

“… Meet StanleySkivvy‘s little brother.
Both Skivvy and Stanley bodies share the same T-shape design, construction and pattern specs, originally inspired by a vintage 1940’s USMC sage green undershirt, as outline when we originally released the Skivvy T-Shirt in 2013. We are still using tubular knit, flatlock seams, roping collar and fitfies-style 1/4 sleeves. And still making it in the USA.
For the Stanley T-Shirt however, I wanted a lighter gauge fabric. Our inspiration this time was more ‘old souvenir shop’ or vintage ‘PX merchandise’ than Mil-Specs. We were lucky to score a very special slubby and light-weight 100% cotton jersey, milled in the USA. Those partial to modern, oversized, heavy-weight T-Shirts might consider our Stanley fabric a bit ‘cheap’ and thin… But that’s exactly what we wanted, there’s plenty of the Beefy-T kind around.
Those familiar with vintage clothing, will notice that this specific fabric is quite reminiscent of 1960’s-70’s tourist T’s and rock T’s (often imports from Pakistan at that time). For the collector, that family of vintage T’s stands out for its loosely knitted stretchy jersey, heavy twist and distortion of the fabric, and dreadful shrinkage that often turned tourists shirts into unwearable cropped tops after the first hot wash.
We decided to get smart and conducted extensive shrink tests to make our Stanley T-Shirt actually fit after laundry. The Stanley fits pretty much like our Skivvy, although featuring much more mechanical stretch due to the looser weave. The Stanley all-cotton jersey has a ‘memory’ and reverts to its intended fit after stretch. As was the case with the Skivvy however, it is normal for a T-Shirt to feel snugger when first slipped on in the morning than at the end of the day

Now, our Fletcher fella. If the name reference can be found on the HMS Bounty’s roster, the style doesn’t need much pitching. We just… extended the sleeve length. The sleeves fall just on or above the wrist. This relatively shorter length detail is lifted from military and workwear-type undershirts. It prevents the undershirt from sticking out of the top garment, and guarantees that no extra fabric gets snagged in machinery/gear. Specs and fit are otherwise the same as the Stanley‘s.
The “Fletcher” does not really have a utilitarian/military vibe however, and is intended as a practical and comfortable piece for layering. It can be worn oyaji-style (ie tucked-in), or untucked. We also opted for simple folded cuffs for the sleeves, as opposed to the traditional tighter ribbed knit type cuffs. This gives the Fletcher T-Shirt its casual vibe.
Due to the specific lightweight slubby cotton knit jersey, the garment stretches with wear, as much as the Stanley does.

About the color options…
In between waterski runs on the LA river, we figured we’d indigo dye a few Fletcher T-Shirts. The availability of the indigo version will be very limited, but we will try to do a batch once in a while. Our expertise in indigo dyeing is in par with our competence in brain surgery and quantum mechanics, so results will vary, both in color intensity and uniformity (without of course falling into the dreaded tie-dye family).
At MF®, we tend to take wabi-sabi to the next level ?, so in general, for professionally and evenly-dyed indigo fashion garments, Japan is the ticket.
Having said that, I’m happily endorsing our in-house Mickey Mouse indigo operation. I’ve been fully comfortable wearing the indigo dyed garments coming out of our back lot for years, from one-of-a-kind vintage pieces to the Campus Cardigan… We have now been experimenting with our vats for a some time, and the results are quite satisfying. Just don’t ask our team of rocket surgeons how they pull it off!
Also, one of the target colors, the lighter “pastel” indigo blue featured on one of the photos, has proved very challenging to duplicate in significant quantities past the sample-making stage, so we’ll put that one on the back burner for now. Email sales@misterfreedom.com for status on the pastel indigo. At this time, we are only offering the medium dark indigo shade range featured on the photos.
Please note that our purdy MF® “The Sportsman” woven labels are painstakingly sewn in after the dyeing process, to avoid the quite unappealing and ‘cheap’ over-dyed-garment look, a personal preference.

The Stanley T-Shirt is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in the USA.

SPECS:
FABRIC:
100% cotton light-weight slubby tubular jersey knit, milled in the USA. This fabric twists and torques. This natural yarn distortion is expected and is not a default.

COLORS:
* White
* Indigo blue, medium dark.

DETAILS:
* Original Mister Freedom® T-Shirt pattern, inspired by vintage 1940′s-50′s cotton T-shaped undershirts.
* Long sleeve, wrist or just above wrist length.
* Folded wrist cuff, no rib knit cuffs.
* Tubular knit (no side seams)
* Cover stitch self-fabric neckband.
* Normal mechanical stretch and fabric memory.
* Combination of flatlock and cover stitch construction, inspired by 1940′s USMC Government issued undershirts.
* 100% cotton thread, for natural roping on seams.
* Original MF® “The Sportsman” black woven rayon label on neck band.
* Made in USA.

SIZING/FIT:
The white Fletcher T-Shirt comes unwashed and will shrink to the desired tagged size after an initial wash/dry cycle. The indigo version has already shrunk to the desired size.
The Fletcher fits like the Stanley does. Remember that, due to the nature of the stretchy jersey, the Fletcher/Stanley might feel looser at first than its Skivvy predecessor.
I wear Medium (38) on most MFSC garments, but sized down to a Small for all of our MF® T-Shirt styles (Fletcher, Stanley and Skivvy), just personal taste. According to your built and silhouette preference, get your normal size or size down for a slimmer/shorter old school fit.
Refer to sizing chart below for washed/machine dried approximate measurements (measured flat, without pulling/stretching). Please note that my shirts on the fit picture were just freshly laundered and machine dried, ie. at their tightest/shortest, which accounts for the Nureyev vibe ?.

CARE:
Low-maintenance as a T-Shirt should be, just throw your Stanley in the washer/dryer, cold or hot water, delicate cycle. No bleach. Keep colors separate to avoid potential color transfer when doing laundry.

SIZES:
Small
Medium
Large
XLarge

RETAIL:
White Fletcher: $69.95
Indigo Fletcher: $129.95

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® 2016