"Nouvelle Vague" Slacks - Slate Grey

"Nouvelle Vague" Slacks - Slate Grey

Sale price $230
Regular price $330
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A new style for Mister Freedom, The Nouvelle Vague ("New Wave" in French) is named for the cinema scene they would look most at home in. French New Wave filmmaking may not be for everyone –– though maybe it should be –– but these slacks certainly won't disappoint. Made from a breezy linen cotton mix, with sleek fit and matching understated color, the Nouvelle Vague slacks have the "do anything" nature of jeans and the sophisticated chops art house cinema.

Based on an unusual tailor made pair of 1950s French trousers in the Mister Freedom archive, the construction and fit is reminiscent of early 60s continental sporty looks sported by the likes of Jean-Paul Belmondo. The slacks are made from new old stock crosshatch denim twill which means the grey warp & natural weft yarns will tend to develop a more pronounced crisscross pattern as it fades. The 8 oz. gray crosshatch denim is made from a 60% cotton 40% linen blend and is woven in Italy.

These are made from a raw unsaforized denim and are designed to shrink to the marked size after an initial wash. True to size after a wash, with a relaxed fit through the waist. Wash cold and hang dry.

  • 60% cotton / 40% linen
  • 8oz crosshatch denim made in Italy
  • New old stock striped pocket bags
  • Straight fit
  • Unfinished hem
  • Flat front and darted rear for an snug top block
  • Extended tab waistband with snap waist closure
  • Frogmouth pocket opening
  • Corozo nut button fly
  • Machine wash delicate with cold water and hang dry
  • Made in USA
  • Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


    • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
    • Curbside pickup: Free
    • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
    • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
    • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


    Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

    • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
    • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
    • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

    Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
    DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

    Rest of World Shipping
    DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

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    • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
    • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
    • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
    • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
    • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
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    • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
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    Size Guide

    Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
    30 30"
    7" 39.75"
    31 31" 12" 15"
    32 N/A
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    33 33" 12.375"
    34 34" 12.5"
    36 36" 13.125"

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