Californian Lot. 44

$ 289.95

  • STORY

    The Californian LOT.44 Blue Jean is our classic 1940’s-50’s silhouette, the widest fit of our straight leg five-pocket denim family.

     

    This special run revives the original popular pattern of the the LOT.44, with its old-school buckle back, higher rise and full leg. The “R” stands for “reissue”, as the LOT.44R are cut in one type of NOS denim, not a mixed bag of 37 twills as initially released back in 2011.


    The New Old Stock fabric of the LOT.44R was milled by famed and now-defunct Cone Mills of Greensboro, N.C., USA. This handsome indigo denim twill is sanforized (will not shrink), and its selvedge ID is white with a red stripe .

  • FABRIC

    PATTERN:

    Original Mister Freedom® pattern, inspired by traditional 1950′s era blue jeans.

    The assorted New Old Stock selvedge denim limited edition. The Lot.44 has an added back cinch strap, longer inseam, yellow “M” pocket and side stitching, different fabric pocket bags.


    POCKETING: 100% cotton NOS stripe ticking denim. Some bag bags are made with indigo/white plaid twill. Random.

     

     

    Designed and manufactured in California by Mister Freedom® in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co.

  • SPECS

    * Classic vintage five-pocket pattern.
    * Button fly.
    * Original silver-color ‘oxidized’ MF® metal cast waist/fly buttons.
    * Selvedge leg outseam.
    * Buckle-back, aka cinch-back.
    * New Old Stock fancy HBT cotton fabric pocket bags.
    * MF® original yellow “M” stitch design on rear pockets.
    * Hand-debossed natural veg-tan cowhide leather MF® patch on rear pocket.
    * Twelve types of 100% cotton threads (gauge and color combination) used for construction. Main colors are yellow and orange, with white accents.
    * Coin pocket.
    * Selvedge button hole fly placket.
    * Hidden back pocket reinforcement rivets, with top pocket reinforcement zig-zag stitching.
    * Lined rear pockets (NOS grey HBT cotton.)
    * Unmarked copper riveting for pocket opening reinforcement.
    * Packaging-free.
    * Made in USA.

  • SIZING/ FIT

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    This NOS denim is sanforized, i.e. the LOT.44R Californian will not shrink after the initial recommended 30mn cold soak, spin dry and line dry.

    They are true-to size, and a tagged W32 measures approximately 32 inches.

    The LOT.44R feature a straight leg with a generous silhouette and a higher rise, with a definite 1940’s-50’s “period vibe”.

    NOTE: We measure the waist of our jeans by doing the following:

    1) Fasten the waist button.

    2) Pinch both ends of the folded waistband firmly, pulling reasonably so that front rise and back rise align and lay flat.

    3) Position the straight folded waistband on a (fixed) wooden measuring stick (cloth tape tends to stretch overtime, giving wrong measurements.)

    4) Read the measurement then double it.

    Ex: a 16 inches measurement across the waist band becomes a Waist32.

    Refer to our sizing chart for raw/cold soaked measurements.

  • CARE

    SHRINKAGE/SIZING:

    To each his own, but we recommend the “quick cold rinse, hang dry and wear when damp” method. Subsequent washing when REALLY needed, minimal detergent and hang dry.

     

    DISCLAIMER:

    All fabrics are RAW and unwashed. Due to the assorted denim, shrinkage is all over the place. Please refer to chart below, where we shrink tested some of the jeans (cold soak for about 30 min, no agitation.


    Please don’t BOIL your jeans, as you will alter the color of the denim and ruin the leather patch.

     

    PACKAGING:

    In the USA, the Californian Lot.44 comes in an old school cardboard box with original artwork. This sturdy box can be used for storage of small items, please re-use.

     

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