Bias alert. I’ll go on record and say the Mister Freedom Ranch Blouse is my favorite denim jacket on the market. I don’t even own one (yet), so this new edition has my bank account in a full nelson, but let me tell you why it’s so special.
Two different kinds of denim were used on this iconic silhouette. Mister Freedom’s Sugar Cane-sourced fabrics are always impressive, but we’ve got a double threat, here. The body of the jacket uses a 14 1/4 oz. selvedge denim (the SC47 denim) and the contrast accents utilize a 13 3/4 oz. selvedge denim (the SC66 denim). The collar is an A1-style collar that looks perfect with the subtle buckle-back and low-slung front pockets (one with a flap, one without).
This USA-made jacket has cotton thread throughout, a boxy silhouette, and is super tasty. Remember, since it’s unwashed, expect some shrinkage (around 2″ in the total length and 1-.1.5″ in the chest, with a hot wash/soak). When I tried this thang on in Clutch, the clerk was wearing his own one, which had really shrunk down after a couple of tub soaks – s0 be sure to reach out to the nice guys at Clutch Cafe if you need help with sizing.
Author: James Smith