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Sportsman Shirt, Tartan Edition.
BY: MISTER FREEDOM®
Sportsman Shirt, Tartan Edition. “The Sportsman”
This might come as a disappointing piece of news to you, but if you were thinking of sporting a Balmoral Tartan kilt this winter, fuhgeddaboudit.
You’d need the approval of Her Majesty The Queen. I heard this takes a while. She’s busy.
A Tartan could be described as “a design which is capable of being woven consisting of two or more alternating coloured stripes which combine vertically and horizontally to form a repeated chequered pattern“, as per the very official Scottish Register Of Tartans.
It turns out some of the 90°-angled geometrical designs we, barbarians, refer to as plaids find their origin in the Highlands of XVIIIth Century Scotland. With such a rich historical background to explore, it is tempting for me to rewind back to 1538, and mention King James V’s hose. No, not the courtesans, the plaid tights he wore.
So, before this gets out of hand, here is where Mister Freedom® cometh in.
At this point, you’re saying “Show me da goods foo! Where’s my MF® F/W 2014 ERDL kilt?!”
Holdeth thy horses Sire, I says. That’s up next season. For now, alas, we have opted to entertain your brave heart spirit with a simple Sportsman Shirt, in two funky fresh options:
a) A cloth in the style of a “Dress Stewart” tartan, woven plaid with a red dominant, 50% cotton 50% linen blend.
b) A cloth in the style of a “Dress Menzies” tartan, woven plaid with a white dominant, 50% cotton 50% linen blend.
Both fabric options are milled in 日本, Empire of the Sun. Ali Ghetto, don’t touch my mustache The shirt pattern is our classic Sportsman Shirt body, featuring the usual signature details such as inverted box-pleat pocketing, shoulder expansion pleats, inside green chain-stitch, metal cast buttons, side gussets, chin strap, American manufacture…
An original MFSC pattern, inspired by our usual vintage influences.
A “Dress Menzies” style fabric (woven plaid with a white dominant), 50% cotton 50% linen. Milled in Japan.
Our Sportsman Shirt Tartan edition is designed and made in California by Mister Freedom®, in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co, with the help of a few local skilled geniuses. Fabric milled in Japan.
* Original chest inverted box-pleat double pockets.
* Slim chin strap.
* Full button front.
* MF® original olive green painted embossed metal buttons, combination solid and MFSC branding.
* White cotton popeline button facing strip.
* Double front & back expansion pleats on shoulder yoke.
* One piece cuff gusset.
* 100% cotton thread, high stitch count.
* Flat felled seams, with inside green chain-stitch MF® signature.
* Top stitched side gussets
* Original “The SPORTSMAN” woven rayon label.
* Made in California, USA.
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This plaid shirt comes raw/unwashed and both options will shrink to tagged size.
We recommend an initial cold rinse and line dry. Do not use hot water or heat dryer, as this will result in excessive shrinkage.
It is the nature of linen to always look wrinkled after being rinsed. This is not a flaw, but one of the few differences between linen and polyester jersey.
Our blend of 50% linen and 50% cotton feels quite ‘dry’ and will soften overtime, with normal wash & wear cycles.
If you are usually a Medium in mfsc shirting, you are a Medium in the Sportsman Tartan.
Please refer to our sizing chart for measurements of raw and cold-rinse/line-dry garments.
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