MISTER FREEDOM® COLLECTIONS
Les Apaches Collection
BY: MISTER FREEDOM®
MF® Originals Manufacturer
MFSC® American Headquarters.
Vintage clothing and accessories supplier.
7161 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA 90036
Tel: (323) 653 2014
Fax: (323) 932 9590
11:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days a week.
Inspired by early European shirting, here is a fine lightweight moleskin pull-over shirt for Fall, which wraps up our French escapade this season.
The name Hirondelle (swallow) is a reference to a collar shape typical of 1930′s French shirting. Longer and pointier than its American ‘wing tip’ collar counterpart.
It also refers to the bird often seen tattooed on the French Apaches skins. The Hirondelle symbolized freedom and escape.
All original MFSC pattern and fit. Pull-over style.
BLACK moleskin Lightweight 100% cotton moleskin, 5 oz., the French choice of work-wear and outdoor washable fabric since the 1800′s. Moleskin is a tightly woven twill, with a napped surface. The close weave makes this fabric almost windproof, warm, insulating and very durable. It performs much better than denim does, but is very expensive to mill. Our 100% cotton moleskin is milled in Japan, to the specs of a 1900's swatch from our archives.
Designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co under our MFSC® collaboration. Limited Edition.
* Back and cuffs shearing
* Placket tab to secure to trousers waist button.
* Rare vintage 1920′s New Old Stock glass buttons from France.
* Skinny chin strap
* Longer back tail
* Scarf retaining collar loops
* Indigo popeline collar-stay piecing (or anything small you might want to conceal)
* Two original flap chest pockets
* High stitch count construction, tonal all cotton thread. French seams
* French style side gussets
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.
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All three options come RAW/unwashed. Hand wash with care (or very gentle wash cycle), cold water, dryer OK. Use no soap/detergent with the indigo métisse, and hand wash only when really needed, to maximize the beauty of natural fading.
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.
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