Continental Sportscoat - "Le Parisien" Mock Twist Stripe
Mister Freedom


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This garment and the matching trousers could be read as just cool vintage workwear suit; or you can dive in for some deep workwear history. There's some textile wizardry stuffed in here, as well.

When you look at a vintage photo or painting of a street scene in Paris, it looks like everyone's wearing a suit. Banker, artist, produce dealer, baker, all in suits. What you cannot tease out from gazing back in time is the cloth each suit is cut from. The suits of the working class were made from hardy, tough textiles like this one, designed to look at least passible in the city while surviving the abuse of real labor.

To get to this fabric, Christophe took a cutting from an interwar period pair of French work trousers (1920's - 1930's) and sent it to the magicians at Toyo Enterprises. Mr. Arai took the swatch apart down to the yarns, and reverse engineered the fabric for production in Japan. The resulting selvedge mock-twist stripe fabric is not like anything you've seen before.

Moving on to the construction, this is a classic workwear sportcoat. It features half-lined shoulders in a 100% cotton NOS fancy stripe woven twill. That same twill shows up in all the pocketing. Every seam is closed - no overlock or open edges to be found anywhere.

This particular edition of the Continental Sportscoat came out trimmer due to the weight of the fabric. This Mock-Twist twill specific weave tends to slightly loosen up (stretch) after a rinse. Take your usual Mister Freedom size for a trim fit, size up for a more comfortable fit.

Wash cold, hang dry. Do not, under any circumstances, put this through a tumble dryer.

  • 100% cotton Mock-Twist stripe twill, solid black selvedge, milled in Japan.
  • 100% cotton European NOS fancy woven stripe plain weave pocketing and lining
  • Unstructured silhouette.
  • High button front.
  • Corozo buttons.
  • Half shoulder floating lining, 100% cotton NOS fancy woven stripe twill.
  • Side hip pockets with flaps.
  • Pocket openings reinforced on the inside with facing fabric.
  • Tonal 100% cotton stitching construction
  • Size up for a comfortable fit, true to size for a snug fit
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Made in USA

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All measurements are in inches.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
36 26.5" 16" 38" 23"
38 27.75" 17" 40" 23.5"
40 29" 18" 42" 24.5"
42 30.5" 18.5" 44" 25.75"

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Starting October 1, 2019 we now require a restocking fee of $25 on all orders over $500 returned for a refund. The restocking fee does not apply to returns for store credit or exchange.

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  • Returns will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Starting October 1, 2019 we now require a restocking fee of $25 on all orders over $500 returned for a refund. The restocking fee does not apply to returns for store credit or exchange.
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