Thursday, October 6, 2011


7:00 pm, 6 October 2011

The long awaited "American Sportswear" collection by Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane has reached home plate and cheering fans can now get their hands on the first installment, NOS Chambray Shirts.

Here they are in the all their Mister Freedom® glory.
I've been trying to convince myself that I'm due for another trip to my favorite shop, but the only thing holding me back is the drive from San Diego. 

"This Sportswear collection is all MADE in USA, an humble effort to keep factories busy at home, and to spend hard earned $ locally…

We chose NOS (New Old Stock, aka dead stock) fabrics for a lot of the items, selected from our collected stock of American vintage selvedged textiles. Not the easiest approach to manufacturing, since factories dread small batches, eclectic instructions, mixed fabric width and time consuming specific cut/sew…

We took the risks of the high road, and hope some will appreciate the efforts.

Imagery behind this collection is California mid 50′s to 60′s, from ranches, orange groves to Pacific shores. From off stage gear of the Hollywood cool cats, to Hipsters and Beats garb. Revisited MF® style."

Pattern: Original MFSC pattern. Slim fit.
Fabrics: Four options of NOS all cotton slubby chambray and one NOS stripe twill
a) Blue cotton selvedge Chambray, about 4.5 oz.
b) Black cotton selvedge Chambray, about 4.5 oz.
c) Red cotton selvedge Chambray, about 4.5 oz.
d) Green cotton selvedge Chambray, about 4.5 oz.
e)Indigo/white stripe cotton selvedge twill, about 6 oz.
Facing: NOS blue cotton popeline, selvedge (used for collar band, button placket and gussets)

* Two MF® original chest flap pocket pattern (I-thank you Mr. Jobs-phone fits perfectly in right pocket, and won’t fly out when closed)
* Elbow reinforcement
* Double needle chainstitch felled seam construction
* 100 % cotton thread stitching
Buttons: Original MFSC metal painted buttons. Combination of solid and “MFSC” debossed buttons.
Labeling: MFSC printed cloth inside label. Lower front panel stitched on paper flasher (Tear off before washing or wearing, do not remove stitching, it is supposed to stay there)
Shrinkage: To avoid confusion and surprises, all shirts are WASHED and hung dry (no dryer, to keep the light startchy crispy effect). So the initial shrinkage of the 100% cotton fabrics is taken care of.
We didn’t pre-wash the fabrics before cut/sew to preserve the ropping/twisting cherished effects, but felt like -unlike denim items- a shirt gets washed often and should be low maintenance.
Sizing: Due to ‘out of control’ shrinkage of the older fabrics and several batches of assorted rolls, variations have occured within the different colour options. (If you are familiar with our sizing fits, you will probably need to size up in the Blue Chambray… see chart below)

Available WASHED only
Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL
Retail $199.95

Call John or Jordan at (323) 653-2014 or Email john@misterfreedom or to get yours while they last. They ship internationally.