MISTER FREEDOM® COLLECTIONS
Les Apaches Collection
BY: MISTER FREEDOM®
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Pantalon Peau de Diable
Following the arrival of our GILET MÉTISSE, here are some britches to go with it. The Pantalon Peau de Diable, our first cotton moleskin trousers.
The pattern is very similar to our PANTALON OUVRIER, inspired by late 1800′s/early 1900′s French military bourgerons pants, early work trousers and fine tailored European britches. The silhouette is reminiscent of turn of the Century imagery, slimmer type “pantaloon” fit, narrower legs and slightly higher rise.
The French term Peau de Diable (Devil’s Skin) is a reference to an old label found on a vintage moleskin garment, manufactured in the 1920′s in Villefranche, France. Doesn’t get any better than that!
An all original MFSC pattern and fit, inspired by early French work pants and military issued chore trousers.
Heavy 100% cotton moleskin, 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. It is still used in France for specific work-wear garments, but is now almost only available in cotton/polyester (I said the P word…)
Our 100% cotton moleskin is milled in Japan, to the specs of a 1900's swatch from our archives.
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.
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). “MFSC déposé” engraved buttons combination.
The trousers come with matching fabric removable suspenders, inspired by overalls straps. (Suspenders are not pictured)
NOS original French sharp prong buckle back.
Two front slash pockets, one watch pocket, two back slash pockets secured by button ‘dart flap’.
Pocket lining is sturdy indigo stripe selvedge ticking, same fabric we used for our Pantalon Ouvrier Indigo Rayure
Contrast indigo stripe selvedge ticking.
CONSTRUCTION: 100 % cotton tonal thread, high count stitching. No overlock/open seams.
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SIZING & SHRINKAGE:
The trousers are labeled and marked in French.
We measured the trousers with the back gusset fully open. A fully close gusset (with maximum back strap cinching) reduces the waist by about 1 and half inch all around.
Our trousers come RAW/unwashed, and will shrink lightly with washing/drying.
For the BLACK version, it is important to wash this garment INSIDE OUT, gentle cycle, to avoid unnatural marbling effect. We recommend an initial cold pre-soak and hang dry.
I recommend an initial quick cold soak, without agitation, to initiate original shrinkage and hang dry. Then, when needed, cold delicate wash, minimal eco-friendly detergent and hang dry. DO NOT get a size up and BOIL them when you realize they are not skinny jeans.
Le Pantalon Apache
Color: 10oz Denim
Color: HBT Gun Powder
Le Paletot Diable