Friday, November 4, 2011


Most vintage-inspired clothing produced nowadays are geared more towards fashion rather than functionality and, combined with substandard materials, can bring in hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars over their intrinsic value.

This isn't the case with the "American Sportswear" line from Mister Freedom® (or any line from this brand for that matter).   Christophe uses only the best hand-picked milled or NOS fabric for his unique and ever-popular custom apparel.  To prove the ruggedness and quality of his items, Christophe personally puts them through the ringer resulting in something faithful followers find fulfilling.

Enter the second and third installment...

 Part 2: Speedway Piqué Jeans

Designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom® in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co (MFSC).

Specs: Pattern: Original MFSC pattern. Slimmer silhouette (NOT skinnies/girl friend’s jeans though…)

Fabric: All cotton piqué (bedford cord), 10 Oz. Fabric milled in Japan.
Two colour option: Cream and Black
* Double snap tab waist band, concealed snaps. No belt loops
* Functional cinch back strap to adjust waist (up to 2 1/2  inches adjustment)
* Double lapseam chainstitch leg construction (outer and inner seam.)
* New Old Stock pocket bags: 1960′s all cotton stripe ticking twill
* Zipper fly, brass “Gripper Zipper”
* “M” stitched back pockets
* 100% cotton tonal thread stitching

Shrinkage / Sizing:  Chart coming soon.  Very minimal waist shrinkage of this pique fabric, shrinks mostly in length (about one inch).  Christophe is between a 31~32 and wear a Waist 32 in the Speedway, a bit cinched in the back.

Available Raw / Unwashed
Colour: Cream or Black
Tagged Sizes 28×33, 29x33, 30×33, 31×33, 32×33,
33x33, 34×33, 36×33, 38×33
Retail $279.95

The US production will be made of assorted NOS denim from the Mister Freedom ar®chives. 

Designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom® in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co (MFSC). Limited Edition.

Pattern: Original MFSC pattern, an homage to the pioneer denim brands…

Fabrics: All 100% cotton NOS selvedge assorted raw denims, different origins, USA and Japan.  Most options are indigo blue denim, but a few other colors are also available such as NOS Black (lighter Oz.), Brown, Stripe Twill (aka Rodeo Blouse)…

* Original 30′s style ’round collar’, with under layer zigzag stitching.
* Double unbalanced front pocketing.
* Original Mister Freedom “oxydized” metal buttons.
* Cinch back strap, with NOS metal prong buckle.
* Front expansion pleats, when the belly just can’t take it anymore.
* Copper rivet pocket and cuffs reinforcement, backed by leather washer.
* Button panel fold showing original denim selvedge ID on the inside of the jacket.

Packaged in the USA.  The blouse comes in an old school cardboard box with original artwork. This sturdy box can be used for storage of small items, please re-use.

Shrinkage / Sizing:  Chart coming soon. Measurements will be approximate because of the wide varieties of denim we used. Within the same sizes, fits should be similar.

Fit photos: Christophe is wearing a size 38 - worn on/off for about 6 months. One original rinse.
Note: The worn jacket in some of the shots is for reference only. This is NOT how the “Ranch Blouse” comes out of the box. It is only sold RAW/unwashed in the USA, so you can, not only start your own natural fading/wearing process, but do the right thing for our rivers by NOT purchasing factory chemically pre-distressed garments.

Available Raw / Unwashed
Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44
Retail $299.95

As usual, call the ever-so-helpful John or Jordan at (323) 653-2014 or Email john@misterfreedom or to get yours while they last. They ship internationally.