Monday, December 20, 2010

Free and Easy Magazine

This month I was in Free and Easy magazine with John Malkovich on the cover. The issue is on Tweed and Leather.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mister Freedom Midnight P-Jacket

: An original MFSC pattern, inspired by early 1910’s -1920’s USN and US Coast Guard Melton wool Peacoats
FABRIC: Body: Coarse weave 16 oz indigo “black back denim” twill (indigo warp x black weft), aka “Midnight Twill”. 100% cotton. White ID selvedge. Woven in Japan, exclusive MFSC. Indigo bleeding to be expected and anticipated. The white core of the indigo yarn will surface with proper wear and will give amazing patina to the coat over time. All kinds of blues!
LINING: Inner full lining, 10 oz. plain weave indigo/natural white woven cloth, all cotton, woven in Japan
CLOSURE: 10 button front, USN style early “13 Star” buttons. Full front closure with collar up and throat latch for windy deck conditions.
POCKETS: Two outside slash “hand warmer” pockets and two flap pockets (all lined with 100% cotton wide wale corduroy). Inside chest pocket and “cigarette” pocket. The flaps are made from lighter 10 oz. “black back denim” with royal blue selvedge ID.
STITCHING: All cotton thread stitching, ‘oxydized faded’ black colour.
DETAILS: Owner’s own identification wide white sheeting neck label, ready for perso ID stenciling (a detail from early French military gear), back selvedge vent, concealed detachable throat latch under collar, ZigZag stand collar reinforcement stitching…

CLEANING: Can be hand rinsed with cold water and minimal soap, dry-cleanable. Extended wear and abuse recommended before washing is considered, to maximize patina over time.
SHRINKAGE: With full washing/drying (again, not recommended, fabric will ‘marble’ with strong machine wash-cycle), a FULL size shrinkage is expected.

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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.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rising sun's A.B. Elfelt & Company Jeans

When I was in California, I stopped by Rising Sun and Co. in Pasadena. The company was created by Mike Hodis and one of the quotes from their website is: "We often think of ourselves as actually working in the early 1900's with our 21st century minds intact." While I was at the shop I picked up a pair of the A.B. Elfelt & Company reproduction jeans based on a pair of originals from the 1870's. Click here to visit there website. I took the jeans along with a vintage Henley and a pair of suspenders from Mister Freedom on our road trip to shoot.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Getting back to reality.

Back from my trip to Cali and had an amazing time. Me and Eric took a great road trip to Death Valley and a couple other places. Last day I was there I got to meet some incredible people in the denim/vintage clothing world including Brit, Mike, Larry, Mike, Bill and Julian. Also stopped by to say hi to Christophe and Katherine as usual. Here a couple few snaps tons more to come just having a hard time editing. Last photo is really cool old film canister that was in the middle of the desert. Picked up lots of goodies. More to come soon...........