The Continental three-piece leisure suit, NOS denim PLAYER edition, Sportsman Fall 2016, made in USA.

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The Continental three-piece leisure suit “Player”, limited edition.
NOS Cotton-Linen crosshatch denim twill, indigo moss blue-green
Sportsman Collection Fall 2016

For Fall 2016, we have secured a fancy batch of New Old Stock denim for a special “Player” limited edition of our Continental sportcoat/vest/trousers combo. These MF® original Continental patterns, added to the Mister Freedom® Sportsman ongoing catalog of classic silhouettes and styles around 2015, have been popular with the discerning Man of the World looking for an elegant alternative to the Alcatraz convict workwear look.

This “Player” denim twill is similar to that of the Spring 2016 Continental trousers, but a bit lighter in color. The ‘Player’ is a 10.5 Oz. crosshatch denim twill, light indigo moss blue-green color, a slubby weave of cotton-linen blend (linen or similar natural vegetal fiber), with a 1960’s ‘sharkskin’-type sheen, fabric milled in Europe.

We have added an irresistible 60’s-70’s ‘leisure suit’ touch to our Continental “Player”, by enhancing the style with orange contrast stitching. Yumm. The lining we opted for is also a New Old Stock find, a fancy woven stripe 100% cotton twill, also of European origin.

The ‘Player” Continental sportcoat, vest and trousers are offered separately, but are available as a specially-priced “Huggy Bear” set, for the stylish high-rolling good fella keen on the Las Vegas hustler look.

The Continental three-piece leisure suit Player Edition is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in California, USA, by Mister Freedom® in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.

SPECS:
PATTERNS:
Original sportcoat, vest and trousers Mister Freedom® mfsc patterns, in an original MF® classic blend of 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s vibes and silhouettes, mixing European and American styles.

FABRIC:
NOS 10.5 Oz. crosshatch denim twill, light indigo moss blue-green color, slubby weave of cotton-linen blend (linen or similar natural vegetal fiber), with a 1960’s ‘sharkskin’-type sheen, milled in Europe.
Lining: NOS fancy woven stripe 100% cotton twill, milled in Europe.

DETAILS:

“PLAYER” Continental SPORTCOAT:
* Unstructured silhouette.
* Lightweight and soft, perfect traveling companion.
* High button front.
* Amber color corrozo wood butons.
* Half shoulder floating lining, 100% cotton NOS fancy woven stripe twill.
* Side hip pockets with flaps.
* Pocket openings reinforced on the inside.
* Contrast orange 100% cotton stitching, clean caballo flat-felled seam construction, green color “Sportsman” signature chainstitch on the inside. No open edges or overlock.
* Made in USA.

“PLAYER” Continental VEST:
* Six-button front.
* Two slanted box-pleat patch pockets with buttoned flaps.
* Full matching back with cinch strap, European-style metal buckle.
* Amber color corozo wood buttons.
* Contrast orange 100% cotton thread construction, with inside green chainstich MF® signature.
* Full lining, 100% cotton NOS fancy woven stripe twill, no open seams.
* Made in USA.

“PLAYER” Continental TROUSERS:
* Elegant late 1950′s early 1960’s type silhouette and fit, straight leg.
* Amber color corozo wood fly and waist buttons.
* Flat-felled side seam “caballo” all around construction.
* Rear welt pockets.
* Trousers-style belt loops.
* Crotch gusset pattern.
* Adjustable back cinch strap, with vintage NOS metal slide buckles.
* 100% cotton NOS fancy woven stripe twill pocket bags, waist band and fly facing.
* Watch pocket.
* Contrast orange 100% cotton thread construction, with inside green chainstich MF® signature.
* Original “The SPORTSMAN” woven rayon label on rear waistband, concealed when wearing a belt.
* ‘Open’ overlocked leg bottom, to suit your cuffing preferences.
* Made in USA.

SIZING/FIT:
This explains how we size our garments.
Each part of the Continental three-piece leisure suit comes raw/unwashed. We recommend the usual initial 30mn cold soak/occasional hand agitation/spin dry/hang dry process. The tagged size reflects the size of the garment after going through this process.

Please note that it is the nature of cotton-vegetable fiber blend textiles to wrinkle and slightly stretch back and forth with each laundry/wear cycle. For example, freshly laundered linen garments fit tighter in the morning than at the end of the day. If you prefer a clean, pressed look following the initial soaking process, the Continental Vest can be steamed or professionally pressed.

I personally opted for a Size 38 in the Continental sportcoat and vest, and Waist 32 trousers. These are my usual sizes in mfsc garments.

Trousers sizing: The Continental Trousers are true to size. If you are a measured-waist 32 inches, you are a stamped W32 in the Continental Trouser. Do not size down on these. Please note that the Continental Trousers pattern might not be a good option for all body types. Proportion-wise, those with very muscular legs will probably look better in our regular Sportsman Chino models.

Trousers hemming: After the initial soak/hang dry process, we recommend settling down on the final length of the bottom hem after gently wearing the trousers around the house a bit. The crispy cotton-linen fabric tends to naturally bunch/wrinkle and pull the leg up slightly. Letting this specific fabric react to your own body for an hour or so will allow you to decide on a proper classic leg break that works for you.

Please refer to sizing chart for approximate raw/soaked measurements. Soaked = 30mn cold soak, spin dry and line dry. The “Player” denim fabric and the stripe cotton lining are pretty much sanforized, but puckering and roping resulting from the rinsing process will slightly alter the fit and drape. Further shrinkage and creasing might be achieved with full wash cycle (on delicate) and a heat dryer cycle, not recommended.

CARE:
Hand wash or machine wash unbuttoned on delicate, cold water with minimal environmentally friendly detergent. Line dry.
NOTE: Full washing cycle and machine dry might result in excessive shrinkage or damage, to be experimented with care and at owner’s risk.

Each piece of the Continental “Player” three-piece leisure suit is available RAW/unwashed

“PLAYER” Continental SPORTCOAT
Retail $329.95
SIZES:
Small (36)
Medium (38)
Large (40)
X-Large (42)
XX-Large (44)

“PLAYER” Continental VEST
Retail $249.95
SIZES:
Small (36)
Medium (38)
Large (40)
X-Large (42)
XX-Large (44)

“PLAYER” Continental TROUSERS
Retail $289.95
Sizes (W stands for Waist… Leg length about 36’’, left un-cuffed)
W 28
W 30
W 32
W 34
W 36
W 38

Huggy Bear Special !!!
“PLAYER” Continental Three-Piece Leisure Suit SET: $770.00
(all three pieces must be purchased as one set at the same time).

Dig?

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® 2016

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