Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!! Couple interesting vintage finds at the local antique store.

Injured soldiers

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Some more vintage images.

Some more vintage images of workers collected. More to come.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mister Freedom "Midnight" CPO

Mister Freedom Type 189-mn "Midnight" CPO shirt picked up last month. The right wrist area is staring to show good wear due to me falling down a small cliff. Thanks to Benny Mistak for taking the first two photos.


PATTERN: An all original MFSC pattern, inspired by 1920’s-30’s military/uniform shirting.
FABRIC: 10 oz. Indigo warp/black weft twill (with royal blue selvedge ID), aka “MFSC midnight denim”, aka black back denim, aka ‘the bleeder’. Unsanforized
DETAILS: Metal military snaps, long chin strap, elbow reinforcement, double shoulder patch, yoke back, selvedge chambray side gussets, buttoned belly flap, triple snap wrists, indigo popeline/blue chambray facing, underarm chambray gussets, inside chest passport pocket…

WASHING: Please do not BOIL this one! We recommend wearing the shirt raw. You can spray it with water to get some shrinkage (full shrinkage is about a full size down), and wear it damp to mold to your body (no white undershirt!). Can be dry cleaned in the future.

If you need to wash this shirt, cold water and very minimal soap, inside out. NO dryer. The reason for all this is to maximize the beauty of the fading that is guarenteed to happen with repeat wear.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fire Clip/Sequoias

It's been a busy week but here is another vintage print from my collection and a small fire clip from my trip to Cali recently. More photo sets from the trip to come.