Friday, May 20, 2011

Archival Jackets: Mister Freedom Biribi

I'm always shopping for a jacket to complete my archival uniform. My preferred jacket possesses indoor-outdoor utility. It needs to be unlined w/open patch pockets and a high buttoning neck. Chore coats, forestry cloth cruisers and and engineer's jackets work OK from Fall through Winter. But in Spring/Summer, I want something made from a summerweight fabric like cotton poplin or linen. Last year, I experimented with Safari jackets but could not pull off the belted waist and epaulets (epaulets should just disappear for a decade).

This Spring, I'm testing a Mister Freedom Biribi linen jacket. Based on French military work garb, the Biribi is constructed of new old stock French linens and vintage hardware and trims. The Biribi is one of the few work jacket styles that are being marketed to both men and women; it comes in sizes down to a slim 34. If you are interested in the jacket, email the helpful folks at Mister Freedom to check on availability.

Here are some catch and release snaps.

Here is Jing's report on her striped Biribi jacket (via Hands on with X).

3 comments: said...

Beautiful! There should only be more linen jackets worn during the summer. There is something wickedly attractive about being so defiantly wrinkly!

Ferme Life said...

Love these jackets. Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

The CXXVI brand is VERY inspired by Mister Freedom!