Mister Freedom® LAWRENCE jacket, natural veg-tan cowhide & up-cycled antique Kilim, Special “SUNSHINE” Edition. Made in USA, suntanned in California.


Mister Freedom® LAWRENCE Jacket 36A2, Sunshine Edition.


Mister Freedom® LAWRENCE Jacket 36A3, Sunshine Edition.


Mister Freedom® LAWRENCE Jacket 38C1, Sunshine Edition.

Mister Freedom® LAWRENCE Jacket 38D2, Sunshine Edition.

Mister Freedom® LAWRENCE Jacket 42B1, Sunshine Edition.


Mister Freedom® LAWRENCE Jacket 44E1, Sunshine Edition.


Fifty shades of Mister Freedom®, a leg ornamentation retrospective.

Pile of freshly-laundered Mister Freedom® rags…

Naval Chinos (Chino twill combo) FW2010 “Naval Clothing Tailor

Chino Riders (Tan chino twill) SS2010 “Speedsafe For Modern Riders

Californian Lot.44 (NOS denim) FW2011 “American Sportswear

Californian Lot.44 (NOS P21 denim) FW2011 “American Sportswear

Pantalon Apache (Covert Stripe) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Apache (Stripe Brown) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Ouvrier (Métisse) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Ouvrier (Rayure) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Peau-de-Diable (Black moleskine) FW2011 “Les Apaches

Pantalon Apache (Stripe Blue) SS2011 “Les Apaches

Speedways Pique (Cream) FW2011 “American Sportswear

Britches Chaparral (Brown Canvas) SS2012 “Men of the Frontier

Faro Britches (Gunpowder HBT) FW2012 “Men of the Frontier

Frontier Chinos (denim Type B) FW2012 “Men of the Frontier

Gunslinger Pantaloons (Desert twill) SS2012 “Men of the Frontier

Gunslingers Pantaloons (indigo x indigo twill) SS2012 “Men of the Frontier

Californian Lot.64 (SC1966 denim) FW2013 “Sportsman Catalog

El Americano (Duck Canvas) FW2013 “Viva la Revolución

Hacendado Trousers (Baja denim) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Hacendado Trousers (Homespun) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Hacendado Trousers (Indigo Stripe Beige) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Vaquero (Okinawa 301 denim) SS2013 “Viva la Revolución

Californian Lot.64 cut-off (SC1966 denim) FW2013 “Sportsman Catalog

Révolutionaire (NOS coutil) 2013 “Sportsman Catalog

Crew Pants (“Marine Nationale” Chambray) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Crew Pants (Cachou Twill) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Topsiders (MN denim) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Topsiders (Okinawa 301 denim) SS2014 “Sea Hunt

Sportsman Chinos (Beach twill) SS2014 “Sportsman Catalog

Sportsman Chinos (OG-107 Cotton back sateen) FW2014 “Sportsman Catalog

Utility Trousers (Cachou/Highland camo) SS2015 “Saigon Cowboy

Californian Lot.64 (Okinawa 301 denim) FW2014 “Sportsman Catalog

Utility Trousers (2×1 denim) SS2015 “Saigon Cowboy”

Tiger Board Shorts (Buzz Rickson’s TSP gold tiger) SS2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Californian Lot.74 (NOS Cone denim) FW2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Garrison Trousers (Olive GB denim) FW2015 “Saigon Cowboy

Garrison Trousers (Indigo x indigo twill) FW2015 “Saigon Cowboy

Malibu’s (Malibu blue denim) SS2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Malibu’s (Sand denim) SS2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Sportsman Slacks (Gunpowder HBT) FW2015 “Sportsman Catalog

Bosco Pants (Hydrone twill) SS2016 “Skipper

Manureva cut-off (Tutti Frutti) SS2016 “Skipper

Manureva (Nep denim) SS2016 “Skipper

Pareo Indigo SS2016 “Skipper

Continental Trousers (NOS Cacao Chambray) FW2016 “Sportsman Catalog

Continental Trousers (NOS Moss denim) SS2016 “Sportsman Catalog

Californian Lot.674 (Okinawa 301 denim) SS2017 “Sportsman Catalog

VEB belt and MF® “Trench-Art” custom vintage 40’s French Army belt.


Assorted Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane Co mfsc pants, 2010-2017.
Made in USA or Japan.

A non-exhaustive retrospective of some mfsc pants we designed through the years, randomly selected from my closet, post laundry.
Normal on/off wear and periodical cold water wash, natural patina, no factory distressing. The bleached-out marks of some of the blue jeans come from sitting bundled-up on the roof for a few weeks, under the California sun.

Check out www.misterfreedom.com for stock availability (click on photo caption links), visit the MF® Los Angeles brick & mortar store, email sales@misterfreedom.com or call 323-653-2014 with any questions.
Thank you for your support.

Christophe Loiron
Mister Freedom®

Limited Edition Mister Freedom® CABANA Shirt, vintage New Old Stock selvedge fabrics, Made in USA

Mister Freedom® CABANA Shirt, assorted vintage NOS selvedge fabrics.
Limited Edition, made in USA

In the year 2050, when a drone delivers the fashionable body wrapper that Siri selected just for you from World Global Outfitters, sole and official purveyor of fine unisex garments for all surveyed and indexed Earthlings, our Mister Freedom® one-of-a-kind Cabana Shirt will appear as relevant as a Motorola belt-clip pager in 2016.
Halfway into the 21rst Century, well-conditioned consumers enjoying Global Basic Income, clad in thermochromatic polymer fiber uniforms, will be shaking their head in disbelief in front of such obsolete artisanally-crafted artifacts.
Jeeeeezus, what were they thinking…” they’ll ask Siri, to which she’ll probably have an answer.

Until then…

In the footsteps of an earlier manufacturing endeavor, the MF® “Adventure Beach Trunks” released in 2015, we decided to use limited yardage of vintage selvedge shirting fabrics collected over the years, and have them cut and sewn into an original Mister Freedom® pattern, a 1950’s-type short sleeve classic shirt. All painstakingly marked, cut by hand and sewn individually, our MF® Cabana Shirts are one-of-a-kind. Some of the fabrics yielded two or three shirts, but never enough for a full size scale. So each print is only available in very limited sizing options.

Due to scarce inventory and the very eclectic print options, the Cabana Shirts won’t probably make it to our webstore. These shirts will for now only be available from 7161 Beverly or via the relentlessly hard-working MF® team at sales@misterfreedom.com.

The Cabana Shirt is designed by Mister Freedom® in California, and made in USA from up-cycled vintage fabrics.

Assorted NOS (New Old Stock) vintage novelty print selvedge fabrics. Mostly cotton, some rayon blends and natural fibers. Designs, weave, weight and texture vary.

* Relaxed 1950’s style, vintage un-tucked fashion.
* Loop collar (loops made from NOS vintage color-matching silk rayon cord). Loop button is an antique 1920’s NOS bone button.
* Vintage style open collar, no top stitching.
* Single chest pocket.
* Vintage NOS silk or rayon fabric back yoke lining, assorted matching colors.
* Genuine coconut shell buttons.
* Fabric selvedge visible on the front panel fold.
* Tonal 100% cotton thread, chainstitch construction.
* Limited edition.
* Made in USA.

The Mister Freedom® Cabana Shirt is true to size, with a relaxed fit. We recommend wearing a Medium if you are usually a Medium in mfsc shirting, or in our Rock’n’Roll shirts.
To avoid shrinkage issues, each shirt was washed, on delicate with cold water, dried in a heat dryer, low heat setting, and THEN sized individually. A shirt cut from a Medium pattern might have shrunk to a Small, or stayed a Medium if the vintage fabric was sanforized.
We determined the sizing according to pit measurements only, laying the washed/dried garment flat and buttoned-up, without pulling. Shoulders and body length are pretty consistent, more-or-less matching across all the fabrics, with balanced proportions for that vintage style of un-tuck shirt.

Refer to this approximate chart for how we sized each shirt.
SMALL: 20 to 21 inches pit-to-pit.
MEDIUM: 21 to 22 inches pit-to-pit.
LARGE: 22 to 23 inches pit-to-pit.
X-LARGE: 23 to 24 inches pit-to-pit.
XX-LARGE: 24 to 25 inches pit-to-pit.

Wash in cold water, delicate cycle, hang dry or low-heat tumble dry.

Available rinsed/pre-shrunk.
Limited assorted sizes.
Retail $ 149.95 (unless marked otherwise)

Available from 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®

Mixing old and new is nothing new…




If mixing old and new is nothing new in fashion, we at Mister Freedom® have an urge to explain why every time we do it.
Semiotics are often not a big concern for trend bloggers and fashion publications, but because MF® has chosen for the past ten years to address a mature, discerning audience, this blog exists. Most of us deserve and should be interested in actually knowing about what’s on our backs, how and why a garment came to be, let alone where it was manufactured.
Often, and to better illustrate the release of specific pieces, we will share slices of History, along with the Mister Freedom® fashion fiction. I personally would find very little satisfaction in illustrating and documenting my work with mere Pitti Uomo snapshots of dudes on ciggy breaks. Participating in cat videos going viral is great, but sharing meaningful and useful content feels even better. As a bonus, on a self-serving business level, the Mister Freedom® background stories ensure that one is well-informed about our intentions before frantically banging on the ol’ keyboard about our garments. ?

Speaking of cowboys, here is a brief cosmetic yet functional update for my perso MF® x Tailor Toyo “Saigon Cowboy” Party Jacket from 2015. It was an early prototype and, unlike the released production run, did not have pockets on the ERDL side. Finally got to remedy that by adding one pocket, got too lazy for two, salvaged from an old torn-up 1968 US Army jungle shirt. Note that I had to open the zipper seam in order to stitch the pocket to the camo side only, and not to all layers.
For the story, worn-out uniforms were often recycled in the field. The valuable fabric could be turned into a custom cover, extras pockets could be added to another fatigue shirt for extra storage on long patrols… Anecdotally, some elite Navy Seals team members seem to have had their civvy blue jeans fitted with recycled jungle fatigues cargo-style pockets, a rather unusual bit we had hinted at while introducing our Lot.64 “Okinawa Advisor” dungarees.

On a much less heroic front, having an extra pocket on my jacket sure beats fondling for one when not wearing the garment denim side out. I also find the texture/color contrast of vintage rip-stop ERDL next to our mfsc cotton poplin ERDL quite interesting.
Overtime, I’ve added old patches, custom hand stitching and pins, not to pretend I nor my jacket has seen the bush, but for the contemporary relevance of the message carried by our Vietnam War-inspired Party Jacket.
One might notice the circa 1968 vintage LBJ “Kill For Peace” button , in good ol’ serial killer panda fashion.

"Are you taukin to me?"

“Are you taukin to me, again, foo?”

Mister Freedom®

Michel Rocard vs. Mister Freedom® on French TV!

"Supplément Canal Plus" Decembre 2014

“Supplément Canal Plus” 14Dec 2014. Is Michel Rocard the King of Denim in Los Angeles?

Mister Freedom® dirty laundry

These dirty clothes were not worn by Michel Rocard.

I know what you’re asking…. Is Michel Rocard the real king of denim in Los Angeles??!
Right? That’s what I thought. But, be your own judge.
And let us know what you think after watching Dec14 2014 episode of “Le Supplément de Canal+“, a popular French TV show hosted by Maïtena Biraben, featuring a main political personality each week and punctuated by several short docs (from roasts to current affairs.)

Should you be well-versed in the french language, you will enjoy the entire show:

Should you need to fast-forward straight to the adventures of Mike “Jeans of the Old West” Harris and yours truly, because you’ve been driving on the wrong side of the freeway for ½ hour, there it is:

Many thanks to Canal+, producer Maïtena Biraben and journalist Marc Beaugé for the consideration, field reporter Camille Girerd and journalist/cameraman Guillaume Cauchois for their kindness, hard work and professionalism and energy.
Extended gratitude to comrades and historians Mike Harris and Russ and Charla, Tina Wakino from “Bazar” in Venice… and Lady Luck!
The trained ear will recognize the rockin’ sounds of Mr JD McPherson spicing things up during the documentary.

Canal Plus has a free smartphone app that works great for US viewers to download or replay shows, available here.

Thank you for watching 🙂

The show is not streamable anymore, but here is a screen capture done at the time of airing. Sorry about poor image quality and sound.