In the world of reproduction clothing, some things are easier to find than others. 1940s Levi’s replicas, for example, are a dime a dozen, but what of those rarer silhouettes and materials? What of that incredibly wearable lightweight army denim?
Lucky for us, Mister Freedom is always willing to delve a little deeper when it comes to source material. Their Raiders Trousers take inspiration from the lightweight 2×1 denim used in military uniforms by the Army, Navy, and Civilian Conservation Corps starting back in the late 1930s. Unlike many denims, this Japanese-milled fabric is light and versatile, especially with summer barreling around the corner. The felled seams and chainstitch construction add flare to an otherwise homage to military uniforms. The hybrid result is a great piece for outdoor wear in the warmer months, with a straight fit, high rise, and overall low-key profile.
Each pair is made in Japan and finished with a military-inspired woven rayon label to mark the brand’s SS21 ‘Frogsville’ collection.
Available for $330 at Franklin & Poe