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Mister Freedom | SS09

Mar 5th, 2009 | Categories: Style | by Michael Williams

The geniuses at Mister Freedom are at it again. The spring / summer goods are hitting the streets and San Francisco’s Self Edge was nice enough to send over the first images of the new “shore coat” and denim “signal vest.” The attention to detail on the Mister Freedom items is second to none. Like a lot of the work wear stuff I am into, this collection has to be styled (worn) in a certain way or you run the risk of looking like an extra in a WWII movie. That said, the on-figure photos below aren’t really how I would swing this, but I like the items regardless. More images and info after the jump. 

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The Nitty gritty:

Mister Freedom Shore Jacket
Price: $450

FABRIC:
Original limited small batch edition MFSC “white Denim”.
• 11oz denim fabric
• Swapped Thread Denim (White warp & indigo weft)
• Sanforized denim: Minimal shrinkage
• Indigo blue solid selvedge id

PATTERN/SPECS:
• Inspired by 1940s USN denim Chore jacket.
• Two Officer type flap expending front pockets.
• Reinforced stitching on shawl collar, lined with blue chambray.
• Concealed chambray inside chest pocket.
• Sand/wind proof blue chambray elastic concealed wrist cuffs.
• Inside stencil “Not for Deck Duty”
• Red MFSC anchor print on inside back
• Side eyelets for hanging dry brass laundry pins.
• Five change/ring buttons front closure. Buttons are original vintage Naval brass 1930s to 1950s stock, randomly mixed.
• All construction lap seam chain stitch and single needle machine. 100% cotton indigo blue thread.
• Use of selvedge on inside button flap.
• One piece back.

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Mister Freedom Denim Signal Vest
Price: $420

FABRIC:
Original dark indigo selvedge MFSC denim “301”, solid white narrow selvedge.
• 11oz body, 14oz chest pockets
• Shrinkage 5 to 8%
• Original safety yellow coated cotton twill back lining, 1940’s USN survival raft type.

PATTERN/SPECS:
• Original MFSC pattern
• Shawl collar with “raft twill” lining.
• Two slanted chest pockets (iPhone and passport size), brass rivets reinforced. 14oz “301” denim.
• Two selvedge slanted D-shape hand pocket, with blue chambray lining, brass rivets reinforced.
• Four button front, composite 13 stars Peacoat type.
• Cinch back strap (non punch through), white MFSC original denim. “No-Scratch” prong  metal buckle.
• All single-needle machine construction.
• Two large inside map pockets and two “Conmatic” brass zipper concealed currency pockets.
• Extended protective back tail.

Photos by Sidney Lo

Comments: 12

12 Comments to “Mister Freedom | SS09”

  1. John George
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 10:07 AM

    Cool gear. I agree the context has to be just right or they come off a little costumey.

    Maybe it’s just me, but they seem a little like oversized todler clothes from the 70s. It might be the buttons.

  2. Johnny Slims
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 11:22 AM

    I f’ing love Mr. Freedom shirts. This stuff is tbd tho . . . I’ll have to see if it grows on me. Def top quality tho. I almost want it just to collect it.

    The guy in the vest could get some cooler glasses.

  3. Slamb
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 11:37 AM

    I’ll be at the store on Sunday (MF). Can’t wait to see the line.

  4. derek
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 11:51 AM

    Johnny, looks like he’s wearing Mykita, that’s as sick as it gets. Those glasses piss on almost anything else.

  5. Johnny Slims
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 12:03 PM

    Point taken Derek, but I still think that guy’s face needs stronger frames. Unless he just got finished doing Mr. Freedom’s taxes. But who am I to judge anyway. Vest looks good on him.

    Back on topic, there are other items coming soon in this new Mr. Freedom line this season that should be amazing AND a little more versatile, like the white chambray . . . very excited for that one.

  6. thesundaybest
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 1:27 PM

    Please stop posting things I will want to purchase. Please and my wallet thanks you.

  7. Bill
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 2:11 PM

    I got the denim workshirt from the last season. Build-quality is insanely tight, but the designing’s even tighter. This guy has an amazing fluency with anonymous workwear detailing, but also a kind of lyricism and humor that makes his stuff unique. It’s completely itself, in a way few things are.

  8. Matt
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 2:51 PM

    They’ve got the whole back story to the MF S/S 09 line up on the website ( misterfreedom.com ). Nice stuff and extremely high quality, but way out of reach for me price wise. I think you can get a real USN denim jacket for under $400 these days or you could hit up WWII Impressions for a $75 super affordable model.

  9. pitboss12
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 4:17 PM

    I love the attention to detail on the pieces. I don’t love the prices.

  10. citizen wayne
    on Mar 5th, 2009
    @ 4:45 PM

    Looks like top notch quality and construction. Tricky items to wear for fashion sake. I don’t think the styling of these garments do them justice.

  11. Alpha
    on Mar 6th, 2009
    @ 6:29 AM

    I love the attention to detail Christophe has. His stuff is amazing and I love the fact I can find our vintage stuff in his store every time I am in there.

  12. urban clothing
    on Mar 9th, 2009
    @ 5:39 AM

    Is it just me or the samples look somewhat horrendous, I was expecting something more but it seems that these pieces combined will land you in a sailor / portman look.