Gilet de Ville - Covert Brown
Pattern: Original MFSC pattern, inspired by early French tailor-made suiting.
Fabric: Cover Stripe Brown: 8 Oz., all cotton, 5 different coloured yarns, white selvedge.
Lining: Fully lined with 100% cotton stripe MFSC ticking.
Back Panel: Original MFSC Métisse 50% cotton/50% Linen plain weave, indigo dyed and black pigment coated.
* Corozo natural wood buttons. (aka “vegetable ivory”, corozo buttons where an hi-end option for suiting from the 1900’s to 1940’s). Five button front.
* Four front slash pockets
* Two inside concealed chest flap pockets.
* Traditional darted back piece, with cinch back belt. Original french NOS metal sharp-prong buckle (DISCLAIMER: Will scratch car seats, sofas etc…) The buckle is removable and you can switch to one that fits your needs (a “safer” metal buckle, used for the Japanese production, will be found in one of the pockets.)
* Tailor type single needle, no overlock nor chainstitch. 100% Cotton thread, oxidized black/brown colour.
* Made in Japan.
The Mister Freedom® Gilet de Ville 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.
Hand wash or machine wash on delicate, cold water, minimal eco-friendly detergent. Turn inside-out. Line dry only.
This fabric will develop attractive patina over time, according to the owner’s activities, frequency of wear and laundering choices.
Inspired by turn of the century to 1930’s French tailor-made gent garb, our Gilets de Ville come in three different fabric options.
Woven in Japan exclusively for MFSC, the fabrics were developed from vintage swatches and samples of 100 year old textiles from our archives. They are not replicas, as we changed some yarn colour combinations, tones and texture, giving them our trademark twist. The fabrics are 100% cotton, making them drape and feel the way we wanted.
This MF® garment is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co.