Liquette M35 Indigo Linen
Pattern: A pattern inspired by 1930’s French military uniform shirts.
Fabric: Indigo-dyed plain weave, 100% linen, lightweight with a slight sheer, milled in Japan.
- Pull-over type, with front expansion pleat.
- Button-down pointy collar “Col Aiglon”, with rear arcuate shape.
- Two box pleat “Pli Watteau” chest pockets.
- Inside reinforcement patches for side gusset and cuff slit.
- Shearing on cuffs.
- Rounded front shirt tail and extended square back tail.
- Painted metal buttons.
- Original mfsc “Pioupiou” woven rayon label.
- Made in Japan.
The Mister Freedom® Liquette M35 comes raw/unwashed, and will shrink to tagged size. Follow the usual recommended initial method before wearing: cold soak for 30mn, spin dry and line dry. Please refer to sizing chart to determine which size works for you.
Both versions will fit approximately the same following the above procedure. Both indigo linen and indigo pin stripe ticking fabrics are so distinct in texture, weight and drape that they will feel completely different, but technically fit the same.
CL's Advice: I am usually a Medium (15½) in mfsc shirting, and I opted for a comfortable Medium in both fabric options. The fit picture features a Medium M35 in both fabrics after one cold soak/line dry, and a bit more shrinkage and fabric torque/puckering is to be expected down the line.
Treat as a delicate fancy shirt. Un-button collar before laundering. Hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle, cold water, minimum eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry.
This fabric will develop attractive patina over time, according to the owner’s activities, frequency of wear and laundering choices.
We are tapping into the Interwar period for this number, as the inspiration for our liquette (obsolete French colloquialism for men’s shirt) is the Chemise Modèle 1935, a pull-over shirt part of the French Army uniform, issued to soldiers during WW2. If our loose interpretation is not a straight-up replica, we still must give all tailoring credits to the anonymous designer commissioned by the Ministère de la Guerre at the time.
Our shirt features the two box-pleat flap front chest pockets of the original M35 military shirt, the side gussets are the small patch style typical of French shirting of the period, and lastly, the collar, designed to be complimented by a tie, is secured by three buttons, and features an attractive arcuate shape in the back.
The MF® Liquette M35 is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co.