Swabbies Dungarees

$ 389.95

  • STORY

  • FABRIC

    PATTERN:

    An original mfsc pattern inspired by US Navy 1940’s-50’s private-purchase denim bell bottom trousers aka dungarees.

    FABRIC:
    10 Oz. dark indigo blue 2×1 denim, “snowy” neppy texture, white with yellow line selvedge ID. Milled in Japan.

    The mfsc SWABBIES are designed in California by Mister Freedom®, and manufactured in Japan in collaboration with Sugar Cane Co., from denim fabric milled in Japan.

  • SPECS

    * An original mfsc pattern inspired by US Navy 1940’s-50’s private-purchase denim bell bottom trousers aka dungarees.
    * Authentic traditional USN dungarees flared leg pattern, inseam bell shape with straight outseam.
    * Wrap leg (no outseam.)
    * Intricate use of the denim selvedge in construction (folded waist band, front pockets, watch pocket, and rear pockets.)
    * Black 1940s-style laurel leaf starburst metal donut waist & fly buttons.
    * Front pockets combining complex patch-type and slash-type pattern due to the challenge of the wrap leg. No open seams.
    * Rear patch pockets cut using horizontal warp.
    * Flat lock chainstitch construction.
    * Black tonal all-cotton stitching.
    * Bar-tacked stress points.
    * Woven rayon mfsc “SURPLUS” label on inside waistband.
    * Made in Japan.

  • SIZING/ FIT

    The SWABBIES come UN-WASHED and are cut so that the measurements match the labeling AFTER an initial cold soak/line dry.

    We recommend the usual protocol before wearing:

     • Cold soak for about 30-40mn, with occasional hand agitation.

     • Spin dry and line dry.

     • Wear briefly before fully-dry to set creases, then hang until fully dry.

    I opted for a W32 in the Swabbies, for a fitted top block, comfortable thighs and period bell-bottoms. The waist might feel a bit tight after the cold soak, but with a bit of wear, the “snow” denim stretches back slightly to the tagged waist.

    CLICK TO ENLARGE

    After minimal wear, the fabric will naturally stretch at the stress points, like the waist, as opposed to, say, the ankles.

  • CARE

    I opted for a no cuff silhouette, until swabbing duty. To facilitate sizing for wide range of frames, we cut limited odd sizes too (29, 31, 33).

    Please refer to sizing chart for approximate raw/soaked measurements.
    Soaked = 30-40mn cold soak, spin dry and line dry (ie. minimal shrinkage)

     

    Wash when necessary. We recommend turning garment inside-out to avoid potential marbling of the denim fabric.
    Machine wash with cold water, gentle cycle, eco-friendly mild detergent and line dry.

    Available RAW/unwashed.

COLOR:

10oz SNOW DENIM

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