Le Paletot Apache
The term paletot is French old school slang to describe a coat or jacket.
There are stories of wise guys stitching razor blades to the back of their paletot lapels: pretty dettering for someone wanting to grab you by the collar after a game of biribi gone wrong… (cf. ”tomber sur le pal’tot“)
Our MFSC paletot is inspired by early French garb, work coats, outdoor jackets…
Two colors of moleskin “Peau de Diable” options, and one in indigo métisse twill.
All original MFSC pattern and fit.
INDIGO MÉTISSE COTTON TWILL:
9.7 oz. indigo dyed twill blend, 70% cotton and 30% linen, un-sanforized. The yarn core is white, the indigo outer has a purple blue shade typical of early French indigo work clothes. Fades, bleeds and reacts to sun light… Milled in Japan in limited batch.
This option is the same fabric the veste ouvrier is made of, so it will fade to this with wear.
Full body lining with 100% cotton stripe MFSC ticking. Arms lining with lightweight all cotton MFSC stripe ticking.
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.)
* Leather dart pocket corners
* Three front flap pockets, with NOS Bedford cord pocket bags.
* Hidden chest pocket
* Cinch back strap, with French NOS sharp prong metal buckle.
* Throat latch
* Slanted button holes
* All cotton thread tonal stitching, French seams, no overlock/open seams inside and out.
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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SIZING & SHRINKAGE:
All three options come RAW/unwashed.
Hand wash with care (or very gentle wash cycle), cold water, no dryer. Wash the black moleskine option inside/out to avoid marbeling.
Use no soap/detergent with the indigo métisse, and hand wash only when really needed, to maximize the beauty of natural fading.
DO NOT get a size up and BOIL them...
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Color: Indigo Métisse
Color: Indigo Twill
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