News from Los Angeles. Mister Freedom just released this Californian made Cotton Sack Coat that is perfect for the summer. It’s made in a small production batch from a limited yardage of vintage NOS (New Old Stock) fabrics from Mister Freedom’s archives. It’s a all single needle machine construction, 100% cotton thread, french seams (no dreadful overlock), and selvage button facing panel.
The pattern is an updated version of the Bourgeron Biribi, but with rounder front panels and collar. A cross over between a classic cotton blazer, French work jacket and early sack coats. It’s looks great with a vest.
The buttons we used vary according to the fabrics and Christophe Loiron’s mood. Some are NOS ox-bone buttons, from a 1930′s batch found in France, some vintage metal buttons, old salvaged corozo buttons and it goes on.
The fabrics options are many, and not all are featured on the photos. They include selvage cotton chambrays, twills, calicoes, indigoes, woven stripes, plain weave, and coutil. Mostly all of them are of French origin from the 1920′s~1950′s.
All the coats are cold rinsed (or fully washed when needed) and dried, i.e. they’re preshrunk. Sizing is a bit ‘fluctuating’, as shrinkage is out of control when using this many fabrics and one pattern. But Mister Freedom size stamped the garments after shrinkage, so it is somewhat consistent with what you know about sizing of Mister Freedom garments. It’s available in sizes from 34 to 42.