Mister Freedom® Sportsman Shirt, NOS “Island” plaid edition, mfsc SS2021, made in USA.

“Sportsman Shirt”, NOS “Island” Woven Plaid Twill.
SS2021 mfsc Sportsman catalog
Made in USA

We introduced the MF® Sportsman Shirt pattern sometime in 2013, and have since released it in a wide range of new original or vintage NOS fabrics.
The simple style is our spin on classic 1930s-1950s work shirts, with the usual early workwear details such as chin strap and side gussets, and the less-commun shoulder yoke dart construction.

Having recently scored some limited NOS yardage of a very nice “Island” plaid milled in Japan, we decided it would be a great match for our Sportsman Shirt pattern.

The fabric is a very light weight and breezy 100% cotton twill, loose weave, featuring a classic plaid pattern blending warm earth tones and a palette of attractive blues. This fine fancy fabric is ideal for warm weather and makes this SS2021 edition of our Sportsman Shirt an elegant casual shirt rather than a rugged work shirt.

The Sportsman Shirt is designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom®, in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.

SPECS:
PATTERN:
Original MFSC pattern, inspired by classic 1930s-50s workwear shirting.
FABRIC:
New Old Stock woven plaid twill, 100% cotton, light weight, loose weave, soft & breezy. Milled in Japan.
DETAILS:
* Relaxed silhouette and fit.
* Original inverted box-pleat double chest pockets.
* Slim chin strap.
* Corozo wood buttons, amber color.
* White cotton poplin button facing strip.
* Double front & back expansion pleats on shoulder yoke, for ease of movement.
* One piece cuff gussets.
* 100% cotton thread, high stitch count, tonal.
* Flat felled seams, with inside green chain-stitch MF® signature.
* Side gussets.
* Original “The SPORTSMAN” woven rayon label.
* Limited production.
* Made in USA.

SIZING/FIT:

The SPORTSMAN Shirt in NOS “Island” plaid twill comes unwashed and is cut so that the measurements match the labeling after an initial cold soak/line dry.
We recommend this protocol before wear:

  • Machine rinse, delicate settings, cold water, machine spin dry.
  • Line dry. (No heat dryer)

I opted for a Medium, my usual size in mfsc shirting (5’7 ~150 lbs), for a relaxed fit. We recommend getting your usual size in MF® shirts. The yoke darting feature (expansion pleats) of the Sportsman Shirt adds room to the shoulder area. 

CARE:
This garment should be handled with proper care to avoid damage, as the loose weave of this specific woven plaid twill may be subject to snagging.
Machine wash on DELICATE, cold water, mild eco-friendly detergent. Hang dry.
Do not use the washer’s heavy-duty cycle or boil this garment. Heat dryer is also not recommended and may result in excessive and irreversible shrinkage.

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®
©2021

Mister Freedom® “SNIPES” Shirt, OD cotton poplin, mfsc SS2021 “FROGSVILLE”. Made in Japan.

 

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Mister Freedom® ADVISOR WINDBREAKER, denim, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® ADVISOR WINDBREAKER, tiger, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® SCUBA TRUNKS, denim, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® SCUBA TRUNKS, tiger, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® Stanley Tees FROGSVILLE, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® FROGMAN Jacket & SWABBIES CUT-OFFS, navy HBT, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® FROGMAN Jacket, navy HBT, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® SWABBIES CUT-OFFS, navy HBT, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® SNIPES shirt, OD poplin, mfsc SS2021

 

Mister Freedom® RAIDERS FATIGUES, denim, mfsc SS2021

Mister Freedom® RAIDERS FATIGUES, OD HBT, mfsc SS2021

 

 

Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

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Mister Freedom® RANCH BLOUSE & CALIFORNIAN LOT.674, double indigo denim twill, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

Mister Freedom® RANCH BLOUSE, double indigo denim twill, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

 

Mister Freedom® CALIFORNIAN LOT.674, double indigo denim twill, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

Mister Freedom® RANCH KERCHIEFS, royal blue & turquoise edition, SS2021

Mister Freedom® CALIFORNIAN LOT.64 “PANIOLO”, 14 Oz SC401 selvedge denim , mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

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Mister Freedom® CALIFORNIAN LOT.674, gold selvedge pique, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

Mister Freedom® P.T. Henley, tubular jersey, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

Mister Freedom® CONTINENTAL Bermudas, Palaka plaid, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

Mister Freedom® CONTINENTAL Sportcoat, slate grey denim twill, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

Mister Freedom® SPORTSMAN Chinos, slate grey denim twill, mfsc SS2021 SPORTSMAN Catalog

Dear Friends,
Hope this finds you well, healthy, and in high spirits!

Keeping it light, here is a preview of the SS2021 Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane (mfsc) collaboration, for your consideration.
Our seasonal output consists of two groupings.

The main theme is called “FROGSVILLE”.
Not a reference to my city of birth but rather a stylistic incursion into the world of vintage UDT (Underwater Demolition Team), Frogmen and US Navy SEALs, throwing eclectic 1940s-1970s references in the MF® blender. This is us taking many liberties on period US military garb and local-made garments, with an emphasis on active, practical, and streamlined gear.
The subtle message is not about glamorizing wars, but rather about encouraging safe and healthy outdoor activities, as an alternative to video game addiction and doomscrolling.

The FROGSVILLE collection will be manufactured in Japan (with the exception of the tees, all made and printed in USA.)
The SS2021 line-up will include:

1) ADVISOR Jacket 🇯🇵:
* Buzz Rickson’s tiger stripe
* Selvedge 2×1 “Army” denim
2) SCUBA Trunks 🇯🇵:
* Buzz Rickson’s tiger stripe
* Selvedge 2×1 “Army” denim
3) “Stanley” DIVE Shirt, stenciled 🇺🇸:
* Gold body, hand-stenciled
* Royal blue body, hand-stenciled
4) “Stanley” FROGSVILLE two-pack box 🇺🇸:
Gold and royal blue combo, solid.
5) “Stanley” 7161 HULL 🇺🇸:
Silkscreened ship grey body
6) FROGMAN Jacket 🇯🇵:
Navy blue HBT
7) SWABBIES Cut-Offs 🇯🇵:
Navy blue HBT
8) SNIPES Shirt 🇯🇵:
OD cotton poplin
9) RAIDERS Fatigues 🇯🇵:
* OD/khaki combo HBT
* Selvedge 2×1 “Army” denim

The next pile o’ rags consists of classic additions to our made-in-USA SPORTSMAN catalog (with the exception of the Ranch Kerchiefs, produced in Japan.)
The “Paniolo” reference is about the unlikely combo of Hawaiian culture and cowboys, historically documented in this book for those interested.

The SS2021 SPORTSMAN line-up will include:

1) RANCH BLOUSE and CALIFORNIAN Blue Jeans LOT.674 🇺🇸:
Double indigo denim, selvedge 12.4 Oz.
2) RANCH KERCHIEF 🇯🇵:
* Royal blue
* Turquoise
3) CALIFORNIAN Blue Jeans LOT.64 “PANIOLO” 🇺🇸:
SC401 “Hawaii” selvedge denim, 14 Oz., “Palaka” cloth pocketing
4) SPORTSMAN Shirt 🇺🇸:
NOS “island plaid”
5) CALIFORNIAN Blue Jeans LOT.674 🇺🇸:
Gold selvedge pique.
6) P.T. (Physical Training) Henley 🇺🇸:
White tubular “skivvy” jersey, olive green accents
7) CONTINENTAL BERMUDAS “PANIOLO” 🇺🇸:
“Palaka” cloth indigo plaid.
8) CONTINENTAL Sportcoat and SPORTMAN Chinos 🇺🇸:
NOS slate grey denim twill, 60% cotton/40% linen, 8 Oz.

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

Drop dates for this latest Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane SS2021 mfsc line-up will start in the coming months. We are expecting deliveries between February and April 2021, as Japan and USA factories gradually complete production. Feel free to contact sales@misterfreedom.com with questions you may have, although full specs will only be available at the time each garment is released and documented on this blog.

Lastly, I know that you, as a consumer, have many options in selecting menswear apparel to match your aesthetics, ethics, and budget. I am therefore particularly grateful and indebted to all our supportive patrons, who have yet-again made another season of mfsc possible.
Thank you for supporting creativity, for keeping small businesses in business, and for making us look good.
Stay safe, stay sane, and stay cool my friends.

Love from Sunny California,

cl

🌞✌🏼👴🏼🌴

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®
7161 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
USA
(t) 323.653.2014
www.misterfreeedom.com