Mister Freedom® x Sugar Cane “Les Apaches”: Pantalon Ouvrier

Japanese denim brand Sugar Cane has collaborated with the L.A. label Mister Freedom® to produce French inspired “apaches” line.


Mister Freedom® has never failed to provide amazing clothing that is both timely and timeless. The Spring 2011 collaboration with Japanese brand Sugar Cane departs from the usual Americana and dives instead into the dangerous alleys of 1900’s Paris. Inspired by ‘Les Apache’, the street outcasts and gang’s of the French lower working class, the collection is influenced by early French haberdashery and work clothes, European tailoring and Old World silhouettes.

The Pantalon Ouvrier (workman’s trousers) are the fourth installment of the MFSC Spring Apaches collection. The pants falls into the denim part of the collection, with inspirations of the late 1800’s, 1900’s French Military bourerons trousers (often made of HBT natural color linen) and early French workers garb. The trousers are available in two fabric options: Métisse indigo dyed twill and Indigo Stripe Ticking, both inspired by early French workwear textiles, then the old world equivalent to American denim. The silhouette is reminiscent of turn of the century imagery, with a slimmer type fit, and narrow legs with a higher rise.

Check out vintage clothing connoisseur, Mr. French CanCan, aka Vilbo Jr. from Toulouse, interesting 5 part retrospective on the Parisian Apache culture. Great read and an photos for inspiration.

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