I know that I have mentioned an affection that I have for the work that the guys and gals over at Mister Freedom are doing in L.A., but I figured a post (or more) was necessary to talk about the newest installment of their “American Sportwear Collection.”
The new “Ranch Blouse,” a 1930’s inspired shawl collar denim jacket, is the quintessentially “American” jean jacket I have been looking for for years. With not much luck with Vintage Levis Big E Type 3 Jackets (too short on my over 6 ft frame) and no desire to shell out the cash on an expensive pleated front Type 2, I was more than excited to see that Christophe was doing his own interpretation of this iconic piece, and better yet, it was going to be made right here, in America.
I will go into all of the little details that make this jacket 100% unique and 200% awesome in another post, but I will say this, the characteristics of this jacket are infinite.
Perhaps the coolest feature was that the guys at Mister Freedom used New Old Stock fabric to create this jackets, so there are more than 20 variations ranging from blue and white striped to beige or black denim as well as over a dozen variaions of classic indigo to choose from. It’s the closest you can come to a “Made to Order” jacket in this excellent price range.
The denim is nice and rigid, and has a great sheen to it, which is rare in brand new unsanforized fabrics per my experience.
To check out more photos of this great jacket, or to pick one up for yourself (while they last), visit http://www.misterfreedom.com/?p=2019 and see how truly awesome the “Ranch Blouse” is.