Raiders Fatigues - 2x1 "Army" Denim
PATTERN: Inspired by a vintage pair USMC M1941 Utility Trousers.
“Army” 2×1 selvedge indigo denim twill, 10 Oz., white with blue line selvedge ID, milled in Japan.
* Period wide leg silhouette.
* Black 13-star metal tack buttons.
* Front slash scoop pockets.
* Rear patch pockets, rounded bottom.
* Self fabric pocket bags.
* Chinos-style waistband construction.
* 100% cotton stitching.
* Overlocked fly flap.
* Original mfsc “Frogsville” woven rayon label.
* Selvedge waistband facing. Olive green all cotton stitching.
* Made in Japan.
The Mister Freedom® RAIDERS Fatigues ship raw/unwashed.
Please refer to sizing chart to determine which size works for you.
CL's Advice: I opted for a W30 in both models (5.7’’ / approx. 150 lbs), for a fitted top block and wide leg silhouette.
Launder when needed. Machine wash with cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry. Turn trousers inside out to avoid marbling of the fabric.
Wash denim model separately from light-colored garments.
Our “RAIDERS” Fatigues are inspired by a pair of vintage M1941 utility trousers from our archives, a model issued to USMC personnel between 1942 and 1945 and referred to as second pattern. Again, we’ll pass on all design credits to Uncle Sam’s Quartermaster Corps, as our creative input was merely to adjust the fit to our liking from the original US Gov-issued fatigues.
All construction details and overall pattern were lifted from the original, granted period variations exist depending on contractors. The M1941 trousers are notorious for their extremely generous leg, shooting straight down from the (very wide) thigh. This “Navy Cut” leg was often tucked-in canvas gaiters.
We kept the idea of the wide cut – the RAIDERS are our widest pant silhouette to date – but tapered the lower leg slightly. There is still plenty of fabric!
The specific M1941 pattern features self-fabric pocket bags and chinos-style waistband construction.
As often, we played around with fabric options, and our RAIDERS come in two distinct versions:
For this option, we loved the look of our original beat-up USMC trousers a lot and couldn’t help going for a similar vibe, using a sturdy and crisp OD HBT (Olive Drab Herringbone Twill) ready for hard wear.
As a nod to wartime production crunch – surviving vintage specimen featuring contrasting panels from inconsistant dye lots are occasionally found – we played around with two different HBT colors on our RAIDERS. We didn’t want to go full harlequin, so all leg panels were kept as one shade of olive HBT, limiting the khaki HBT accents to the belt loops and lining parts. The contrast is subtle and the colors compliment each others, yet the reference is clear.
The MF® Raiders Fatigues are designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.
- Selvedge 2x1 "Army" Denim
- Made in Japan
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“FROGSVILLE”Not a reference to Christophe's city of birth but rather a stylistic incursion into the world of vintage UDT (Underwater Demolition Team), Frogmen and US Navy SEALs, throwing eclectic 1940s-1970s references in the MF® blender. This is us taking many liberties on period US military garb and local-made garments, with an emphasis on active, practical, and streamlined gear.
The subtle message is not about glamorizing wars, but rather about encouraging safe and healthy outdoor activities, as an alternative to video game addiction and doomscrolling.