Mécano Jacket HBT Cotton/Linen


Pattern: An original mfsc pattern inspired by vintage French military chore jackets aka bourgerons, specifically the early M23 version issued to tankmen and armored vehicle mechanics.

Fabric: Dark indigo-dyed 15 Oz. blend of 80% linen and 20% cotton herringbone twill (HBT), selvedge, milled in Japan.

  • Double-breasted pattern with attractive front panel curvature.
  • Late 1800’s uniform back panel tailoring.
  • Stand collar pattern.
  • Double button cuffs with indigo-dyed poplin facing.
  • Two front bottom pockets.
  • Two concealed chest pockets, passport and phone size, mfsc striped ticking fabric.
  • Buttons: Genuine bone with attractive finish for the indigo HBT Mécano.
  • Fabric selvedge featured in the rear panel center splicing seam.
  • Original mfsc “Pioupiou” woven rayon label.

The Mister Freedom® Mécano Jacket 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.

CL's Advice:

Both Mécano Jackets are considered true-to-size, and we recommend wearing your usual mfsc jacket size. I am usually a medium/38 in mfsc jackets, and I opted for a comfortable 38 in the indigo HBT and denim Mécano. Please note that the drape on both fabrics is very different, resulting in a subtle difference of silhouette.

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.

The Mister Freedom® “Mécano” is our non-verbatim interpretation of the M23 bourgeron French military chore jacket classic. 

This option features a deep indigo-dyed linen/cotton herringbone twill (HBT), an old mfsc favorite with very rewarding patina potential. This linen-cotton blend fabric we developed a few years ago was inspired by late 1880’s French Firemen uniforms.

We started our R&D journey with the pattern of a white cotton twill specimen dated 1916 from our archives. If we kept the killer curvature of the front double-breasted panels, we tweaked the fit, changed the cuff pattern and other details. After a dip in the mfsc secret sauce, our project had morphed into a cool wearable.

The MF® Mécano Jacket is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co.