Dockyard Jacket - Indigo HBT
Pattern: An original mfsc pattern inspired by a rare 1930s French Navy/civilian shipyard utility jacket.
Fabric: 7.7 Oz. dark indigo-dyed Herringbone Twill (HBT) fabric, blend of 60% linen and 40% cotton. Milled in Japan.
* Shawl collar with removable chinstrap.
* Two hip patch pockets.
* Genuine bone buttons (HBT model), or black donut wreath buttons (denim model)
* Selvedge button placket facing and cuff facing (denim model only)
* Adjustable cuffs.
* Two concealed chest pockets, stripe ticking fabric.
* Back panel cinching darts.
* Chainstitch construction, no open seams.
* Mister Freedom® mfsc woven rayon “SURPLUS” label.
* Made in Japan.
The Mister Freedom® Dockyard Jacket comes raw/unwashed, and will shrink to tagged size.
We recommend this usual protocol before wearing:
- Cold soak for about 30-40mn, with occasional hand agitation.
- Spin dry and line dry.
- Hang until fully dry.
Please refer to sizing chart to determine which size works for you.
CL's Adivce: Due to the 100% cotton stitching, some attractive puckering will show at the seams after the soak, giving the jacket more of a vintage feel. I opted for a comfortable 38 (MEDIUM) in both fabric options, both with a similar fit but different drape.
Hand wash or machine wash on delicate, cold water, minimal eco-friendly detergent. Turn inside-out to avoid marbling of the fabric. Line dry only.
This fabric will develop attractive patina over time, according to the owner’s activities, frequency of wear and laundering choices.
Note: Due to the nature of indigo dye some color transfer is to be expected. This will subside with wear and washing.
What could look like yet-another spin on a 1940’s regulation USN denim shawl collar seaman jacket, is actually inspired by a rare French 1930s “Chantier naval” (shipyard) jacket.
Our version is not a verbatim replica, but does keep the original’s main features and overall nautical vibe, with its shawl collar, two hip patch pockets, and specific cuffs. We spiced things up a bit by adding a removable chinstrap to the collar, and two inside chest pockets.
This option is a dark indigo-dyed HBT fabric, a fancy blend of 60% linen and 40% cotton. With proper wear and care, one can anticipate an attractive indigo patina with both versions.
The DOCKYARD Jacket is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.