Monday, November 21, 2011


What an exciting Mister Freedom® day this turned out to be for me.  After a trip around the world and back, my Road Champ Engineer Boots are back from Takeshi's shop and now these awesome "Shipyard Chinos" have dropped anchor.

I shipped my boots along with a set of Cat's Paw heels to Takeshi back in September and with just over two months and $410.00, I've got what I consider to be my favorite boots of all time.  To date, this is my most expensive pair at over $1,500.00...and well worth every cent!!

Christophe, if you're reading this I'm coming in for a size 8 just to keep for future use : )

I was going to go with new Takeshi buckles, but decided to keep the awesome organic ones.

I went with double welt stitching, stacked heels and double leather midsoles with an added leather halfsole. 

Mister Freedom® MFSC American Sportswear Fall 2011 (Part 4): The “Shipyard Chinos”

Specs - Pattern: All original MFSC pattern. Not the typical USAF/USN traditional “chinos” pattern, more of a work dungarees design, but in cotton chino twill.

Fabrics: 100% cotton tightly woven chino twill, woven in Japan. Very “crispy” feel. Lighter ounce. Three colours available, khaki, brown, navy.

* Wrap leg construction (no side seam)
* Front patch pockets secured in the waist band, copper rivet reinforced.
* Adjustable cinch back strap with NOS metal sharp prong buckle (yes, the kind that…)
* Rear cotton cloth patch for custom stenciling, concealed behind back strap.
* Metal donut crest buttons for waist and fly, painted black.
* Tonal 100% cotton stitching.
* Crotch copper rivet, so no sitting in front of the fire.

Sizing / Fit: Comfortable fit, but not baggy. I wear a size 30 on the photos. Could go to 32 for a more roomy silhouette and cinch the waist. The silhouette is according to personal preferences, but i don’t recommend wearing those chinos tight. If you are a true waist 31, you will fit in a waist 30 in the shipyard chinos.
This raw cotton fabric has some heavy shrinkage but will shrink to (a generous) tagged size.

Garment designed and manufactured in California, USA, by Mister Freedom® in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co (MFSC). Limited Edition.

Available RAW/Unwashed
Waist Size: 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38
Colour: Khaki, Brown, Navy
Retail: $269.95

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

Note: Also featured on the photos is a beat up MFSC Midnight P-Jacket, and some, not any cleaner, MF Road Camp boots. Also an original Mister Freedom® military recycled canvas bag, indigo dyed.


  1. I hope the next pair is free... :-)

    Stunning boots! May you wear them well.