BALOO Jacket

$ 1,395.00

  • STORY

  • FABRIC

    PATTERN:

    Inspired by 1930’s “Grizzly” type leather jackets, and other vintage sportswear and outdoor garments.

    FABRIC:
    Shell panels are a combination of:
    * Vegetable tanned leather, full grain cowhide, milled and supple, natural finish and color, about 2-3 Oz weight, sourced in USA.

    * Soft-hand sheepskin, warm golden brown finish with subtle color variations.

    Lining: 100% cotton brushed flannel with a 1940’s-50’s-inspired vibrant plaid pattern, discharge-printed. Fabric milled in Japan.

    NOTE: The Mister Freedom® Baloo Jacket is made of genuine leather. We use full-grain, and not top-grain leather (aka corrected or buffed leather, sanded to level surface inconsistencies). No two hides are alike and each panel may feature variations in texture along with natural imperfections.

    New Old Stock 100% cotton “Fisherman’s rib stitch” jersey knit, deep dark indigo blue yarn-dyed, milled in USA.

  • SPECS

    * Vintage 1930’s style, inspired by our Cossack-style MF® Campus Jacket and Grizzly-style American sportswear jackets.
    * Fully lined with a soft cotton brushed flannel featuring a vintage style discharge-printed plaid pattern.
    * Single panel sheepskin back.
    * Slash pockets with arrow-head pocket stops.
    * Side gussets with adjustable side straps (NOS metal slide buckles)
    * Keyhole button holes.
    * Corozo ‘Cat Eyes’ wood buttons, backed by French NOS genuine 1920’s glass buttons.
    * Mister Freedom® woven “Sportsman” label. (Sizing tab is sandwiched on lining side seam)
    * American-sourced hides.
    * Made in USA.

  • SIZING/ FIT

    The MF® Baloo Jacket is true to size. The fit is quite snug, according to your eating habits. Do not size down on this garment. If planning on layering with heavy cable knit wool sweaters, refer to sizing chart and considered sizing up in order to be able to comfortably button-up the jacket.

    I am usually a 38 in mfsc jackets and opted for a 38 in the Baloo, with enough room for a single lightweight layer underneath (namely a Tricot Marin).

    FYI, I had eventually opted for a size 40 in the Campus Jacket (featured in the photos), as the 38 proved too snug after the soaking processed. Again, DO NOT immerse the Baloo Jacket in water!

    Refer to sizing chart below for approximate measurements.

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    Please consider the thickness of the sheepskin when trying to match your chest measurements and the jacket’s measurements. Please contact sales@misterfreedom.com with precise questions when in doubt.

  • CARE

    We recommend wearing the jacket as-is. No specific initial conditioning or pre-treatment is required. Just wear and enjoy witnessing the natural ageing and patina evolution.

    According to frequency of wear and exposure to the elements, some light conditioning might be applied to the sleeves eventually, using products similar to Pecard Antique Leather Care. Be aware that conditioning will darken the leather, and should only be applied with care and expertise.

     

    * Do not use heavily-oily products designed for footwear, such as neatsfoot oil.
    * Do not attempt to condition the sheepskin panels…
    * Do not dry clean. Even professional leather cleaning facilities might not be competent on how to treat the specific Baloo jacket veg-tan leather/sheepskin/cotton lining combo.
    * Should parts of your jacket get accidentally stained from normal wear, consider this a normal stage of the evolution of an outdoor garment. As often witnessed on well-worn vintage leather jackets, wear, stains and scratches will eventually blend-in into the most attractive and unique patinas.

COLOR:

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NATURAL FULL GRAIN HIDE

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