Gilet de Ville
Inspired by turn of the century to 1930′s French tailor-made gent garb, our Gilets de Ville come in three different fabric options.
Woven in Japan exclusively for MFSC, the fabrics were developed from vintage swatches and samples of 100 year old textiles from our archives.
They are not replicas, as we changed some yarn color combinations, tones and texture, giving them our trademark twist. The fabrics are 100% cotton, making them drape and feel the way we wanted.
They were a real endeavor to mill and had some people pulling their hair in the process…
Original MFSC pattern, inspired by early French tailor-made suiting.
Milled in Japan, in small limited batches.
INDIGO STRIPE BLUE:
8 Oz., all cotton, 7 different colored yarns, white selvedge.
Fully lined with 100% cotton stripe MFSC ticking.
Original MFSC Métisse 50% cotton/50% Linen plain weave, indigo dyed and black pigment coated.
Designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co under our MFSC® collaboration. Limited Edition.
Tailor type single needle, no overlock nor chainstitch. 100% Cotton thread, oxidized black/brown color.
* Limited Edition.
* Four front slash pockets
* Two inside concealed chest flap pockets.
* Traditional darted back piece, with cinch back belt. Original French NOS metal sharp-prong buckle
Original MFSC Corozo natural wood buttons. (aka “vegetable ivory”, corozo buttons where an hi-end option for suiting from the 1900’s to 1940’s). Five button front.
The garment comes in an individual old school chipboard box, exclusive to MF®. Please recycle those boxes, they can be used for home storage of small items.
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All fabric options are RAW and unwashed, and will shrink and torque lightly with cold delicate wash/hang dry (about 1 to 2%). As you wouldn’t throw a suit in the washer, this gilet de ville, although washable, should be treated with TLC.
The buckle (will scratch car seats, sofas etc…) is removable and you can switch to one that fits your needs (a “safer” metal buckle, used for the Japanese production, will be found in one of the pockets.)
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Le Pantalon Apache
Color: Dobby Stripe