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The “WORKMAN” Shirt, 2×1 NOS Denim
BY: MISTER FREEDOM®
The “WORKMAN” Shirt 2×1 NOS Denim
Introducing a new option of our ‘Workman” shirt for Fall 2015. This shirt is a no-bell-no-whistle, clean-cut, vintage style uniform/work shirt. The body and general pattern stay the same as the original two models introduced this Spring, in pincheck and HBT stripe denim.
The fabric we opted for this season is a New Old Stock two by one (2×1) 100% cotton blue denim of about 8 Oz. Originally very dark in color, this lightweight denim will over time naturally develop its blues, with normal wash and wear cycles.
We went for olive green color cotton stitching to add to the intended muted character of this shirt. The stitching matches with the olive green popeline side gussets and olive green phytelephas arecaceae endosperm buttons.
NOTE: The beat-up MF® Trooper Boots featured are still unavailable in your size right here.
A new addition to the Sportsman catalog this Spring 2015 is the “Workman” shirt. As the name we opted for implies, nothing to revolutionize the design world. We muted the bells and whistles on this one, wanting a simple, clean cut 40’s style work shirt, made in USA.
To inaugurate the new pattern of the “Workman”, we broke out two very different fabrics from our vault. They only have in common the fact that they look alike if you dress in the dark. Option A is a slubby dark indigo pincheck (“a strong cotton cloth having a vertical and horizontal design of white dots on a blue ground, used in the manufacture of work clothes“) cotton fabric.
Option B is more of a ‘mill mutt’, if you will. It could be summed up as a dark pinstripe herringbone twill 2×1 denim with an initial raw fabric sheen. The HBT pattern is more clearly visible on the inside of the fabric. The pinstripes on the face are very subtle. Although blackish/grayish-looking when raw, these fabrics will fade to blue, as shown in the photos featuring rinsed or lightly worn shirt specimens.
Both textiles are “vintage New Old Stock”, as we all call close-out fabrics today. It is safe to say that these do not predate the invention of the steam engine. Found un-documented in a Los Angeles warehouse, these rolls are admittedly of unknown origin.
That’s unless you allow the swearing-to-God broker to tell you aaaaaall about them… However, after investing in several cases of snake oil over the years, one learns that garment district sales skits are best taken with large spoonfuls of salt.
The novelty about the Mister Freedom® “Workman” shirt is that it comes… brace yourselves… sans chin strap! It does feature vintage classic favorites such as side gussets, chainstitch construction, double-stitch collar, matching pockets (yes, we can!), corozo cat-eye buttons, etc…
Original MFSC pattern, inspired by 1940’s-50’s classic workwear shirting.
New Old Stock two by one (2×1) 100% cotton blue denim, about 8 Oz., origin USA.
The Sportsman “Workman” shirt is designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom®, in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.
* Still no chin strap!
* Olive green phytelephas endosperm cat-eye buttons.
* White cotton popeline button placket facing.
* Traditional double chest matching pocketing.
* Olive green stitching, 100% cotton
* Olive Green popeline side gussets.
* Chainstich construction, “Sportsman” green color on the inside.
This shirt comes raw/un-rinsed and will shrink to tagged size after a rinse/dry process.
We recommend an initial cold soak, spin dry and line dry.
The “Workman” shirts are true-to-size with a quite attractive fairly trim ‘uniform’ silhouette. If you are generally a Medium in mfsc shirts, you are a Medium in the Workman..
Please refer to sizing chart for measurements
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Launder when hygiene dictates and common sense prevails.
Machine wash. Cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry. We recommend turning indigo blue/denim garments inside out to avoid marbling when washing.
The blue color will pop out over time. Patina will develop according to activities and frequency of wear.
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