Mister Freedom x Sugar Cane: MFSC “Mulholland Master”

Sharp, sharp! The Master! The Master!

MFSC Mulholland Master




MF S/c “MULHOLLAND MASTER” By Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane

“Speed Safe Clothing for Modern Riders”, Fall 2009 Collection

 American riding jackets were predominantly made out of leather since the 1930’s, which proved unpractical in wet and muddy environments, such as off road riding and rainy conditions. They were also mostly shorter waist cut.

Influenced by military patterns, British motorcycle clothing manufacturers (such as Barbour International, Belstaff etc) adapted military field/air jackets to produce riding coats suitable for wet and cold conditions, creating the typical “International” style soon sported by riders around the world. Professional motorcyclists also adopted that style, as seen with the 1964 ISDT American Olympic Team outfits, featuring Steve McQueen as one of the official US Trial riders.

Photo ©1964 Dieter Demme

Photo ©1964 Dieter Demme

The MF S/c “Speed Safe” clothing Fall 2009 collection includes an original cotton rider’s jacket: The “Mulholland Master”, taking it’s name from one of Los Angeles favorite Highway for motorcycle riders and automotive speedsters and cruisers.

The MF S/c “MULHOLLAND MASTER” pattern is inspired by vintage 1960s British Motorcycle riding gear (such as the classic Barbour Int’l A7 jacket), 1940’s US Paratrooper jackets and other military coats. It combines modified patterns, US military hardware and original MF S/c detailing to create a unique ‘ultimate’ winter coat suitable for riding and other outdoor activities.

Due to the use of vintage and “new-old stock” components, it is made in limited quantities.

Designed in California by MISTER FREEDOM® and produced in Japan by SUGAR CANE Co.


Fabric: Originally developed for the US Navy and officially called “Jungle Cloth”. A sturdy 100% cotton ‘gros grain’ type cloth, tightly woven for wind proofing and with water repellent qualities. It can be individually waxed with adequate wax dressing, to add to the water proofing quality. Originally natural white, the fabric is piece dyed in ‘chocolate brown’ shade, an original MF S/c color. Guaranteed to beautify with wear. Preshrunk with gentle rinse.

Lining: The body lining is 100% cotton wide wale corduroy, midnight blue color, for warmth. The inner arms lining is a “new/old stock” plaid HBT cotton fabric, found in limited quantities in a warehouse in Los Angeles.

Hardware: Sturdy FIOCCHI metal snaps (the original manufacturer of Italian military snaps, along with their cousin counterpart Company DEWEY), painted black.

The front zipper is a 1930’s style “Hookless” type, with HBT cotton taping.

The wind flap is secured by 1940’s USN “deck jacket” type black metal hooks.

The metal buckles used for the throat strap and belt (police type garrison buckle) are “new/old stock” US hardware.

Underarms venting metal eyelets.

Body: ¾ length, comfortable fit.

For maps/tools/documents: four front snap flap rainproof pockets and one back snap flap pocket. Top right pocket closed by hidden “Conmatic” zipper. All pockets lined with plaid HBT fabric.

One inside chest pocket.

Diamond elbow patches, US Air Force style.

Adjustable gusset wrist snap closures.

Leather windproof  inside zipper-cover flap.

Removable throat cover snap-on flap.

The belt can be attached in the back, when not in use.

Construction: Single needle construction, sturdy double stitching.

100% cotton thread, navy blue color.

(Rinsed, Size 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. Retail $899.95)
Call (323) 653-2014 or mail sales@misterfreedom.com to order yours. We ship world wide.

MFSC Fall09, the “BRONCO CHAMP”, Star model


Soon to be granted speeding tickets by your favorite local Highway Patrol Officer…

(This original garment is part of the Mister Freeddom® x Sugar Cane FALL 2009 collaboration “MFSC Speed-Safe Clothing for Modern Riders”. Starting late September 2009, it will be available at the MISTER FREEDOM ® store in Los Angeles, and other select retail stores worldwide.)



Soon to be seen riding around on your local dirt trail…

(This original garment is part of the Mister Freeddom® x Sugar Cane FALL 2009 collaboration “MFSC Speed-Safe Clothing for Modern Riders”. Starting late September 2009, it will be available at the MISTER FREEDOM ® store in Los Angeles, and other select retail stores worldwide.)

MF S/c Fall09: Speed-Safe Clothing for Modern Riders…

MF S/c Speed-Safe Clothing for Modern Riders

MF S/c Speed-Safe Clothing for Modern Riders


In late 2008, as i was driving around and lost my way in a run down neighborhood in Los Angeles, I stopped in front of an old boarded up store.
The sidewalk had puddles of dried up oil…past traces of leaking engines.
On the store facade, all that was left from the heydays was a crooked rusty tin sign…The brick building seemed to have been abandoned for years.
The sign read: “Speed Safe Clothing for Modern Riders”…

Inside were the real gems: stacks of merchandise covered with 40 year old dust and walls filled with old photos retracing five decades of motorcycle riding…

This was the discovery of an incredible story, that of a Southern California family of three brothers: Lino, a local prize fighter and trouble maker, Marlon, an Army trained airplane mechanic turned hill climber and Eddie, the artist with tailoring skills.

All devoted cycle riders, they opened a Los Angeles Club House/garage in the 1920’s. It became a spot to hang out if you needed tools or spares for your cycle, or just wanted to cool off and talk ‘pistons ‘n broads’.

At the time, motor-cycling was a newborn method of transportation, and riders had to settle for military or workwear clothes and make the best of them.
Feeling the need for specific motorcycle riding gear, Eddie started designing and making clothes all the brothers could wear, on and off their bikes.
Lino, Marlon and Eddie road tested each and every clothing prototype and modified it until it worked. Due to friend’s demand, small production runs were made and sold at the Club House, which turned into a full blown store in the 1930s. It closed its doors in the late 1960s.

For the production, military hardware, close out fabrics and trims were used in the manufacturing. The port of Los Angeles was a busy place and anything was available for who knew where to look. Lino did.
The clothes were purposely designed, sturdy and durable: a riding jacket, work shirt or dungarees had to last you a good chunk of years and help you “keep the rubber down”, focused on the road and not your back.

For Fall 2009 MF x S/c offers a selection of the three Brothers’ Favorite gear, as they were found in that abandoned Club House. The exclusive original designs span from the early 1930s to the late 1960’s. The quantities are again limited, of course…

This Fall 2009 season includes:
* Lino’s “Mulholland Master” riding coat and leather “Greaser” cap.
* Marlon’s leather “Bronco Champ” racing jacket, “Mechanic Shirt”, “Mechanic Sweat shirt” and “Mechanic Cap”.
* Eddie’s denim “Rambler Pack”.
* The brothers’ favorite denim “Rider’s Dungarees” and “Club Shirts”.