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.
We chose NOS (New Old Stock, aka dead stock) fabrics for a lot of the items, selected from our collected stock of American vintage selvedged textiles. Not the easiest approach to manufacturing, since factories dread small batches, eclectic instructions, mixed fabric width and time consuming specific cut/sew…
We took the risks of the high road, and hope some will appreciate the efforts.
Imagery behind this collection is California mid 50′s to 60′s, from ranches, orange groves to Pacific shores. From off stage gear of the Hollywood cool cats, to Hipsters and Beats garb. Revisited MF® style.
This Sportswear collection is all MADE in USA, an humble effort to keep factories busy at home, and to spend hard earned $ locally…
Designed in California by Mister Freedom®, Manufactured in California. Limited edition.
Original MFSC pattern. Slim fit.
NOS all cotton slubby chambray and one NOS stripe twill (i’ll spare you the color fancy naming game)
Indigo/White cotton selvedge Chambray, about 4.5 oz.
NOS blue cotton popeline, selvedge (used for collar band, button placket and gussets)
Designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom® in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.
* Two MF® original chest flap pocket pattern (I-thank you Mr. Jobs-phone fits perfectly in right pocket, and won’t fly out when closed)
* Elbow reinforcement
* Double needle chain-stitch felled seam construction
* 100 % cotton thread stitching
Original MFSC metal painted buttons. Combination of solid and “MFSC” debossed buttons.
MFSC printed cloth inside label. Lower front panel stitched on paper flasher (Tear off before washing or wearing, do not remove stitching, it is supposed to stay there)
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Due to ‘out of control’ shrinkage of the older fabrics and several batches of assorted rolls, variations have occurred within the different color options.
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.
Color: NOS Hickory
Color: Blue Chambray
Color: BR Chambray