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Mister Freedom Ringo ranch blouse review

jchance

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Cross-posting.

It’s a good piece: excellent type I pattern (the pleated folds have some room to give), unlined leather feels nice on the skin, and solid construction. I’m a fan of the snap button closure. The pockets seem functional, they fit my iPhone 14 easily. Generally, there is not much to complain about except some minor nitpickings: (1) I wish pocket flap placement was on the left instead of the right; (2) I wish there was one additional snap closure between the sleeve button closure and rivet near the elbow because the sleeve feels like it bulges out a bit. Overall, 8/10.

I went to the Mister Freedom store and tried on several of their leather jackets, but this piece in this color stood out the most.
 

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Marc mndt

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(2) I wish there was one additional snap closure between the sleeve button closure and rivet near the elbow because the sleeve feels like it bulges out a bit.
I double checked the sleeve ends on mine but they hardly bulge out at all. I guess the leather on yours just needs to settle down / break in.
 

jchance

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Given that the hardware has no zippers, I tossed this cowhide jacket inside the dryer and utilized the “air fluff” function (no heat) with 1-2 tennis balls. After 2 hours, the leather feels so much softer, and the tea-core has worn out in several corners. The chest area appears to have stretched a bit, which is my preference because it was a bit tight in the chest area.

I plan to give it several more hours to wear away some of the tea-core to show the underlying natural leather. I have read from prior forum post that about 20 hours of air fluff is totally ok to break in a new jacket. 1 hour air fluff = 6 months of wear.
 

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