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☆ DESCRIPTION ☆

Very rare "Baseball" pants from Tommy Robert's short-lived but iconic Pop Art fashion and lifestyle boutique MR. FREEDOM. Robert's Mr. Freedom boutique was a haven for pop stars (and their girlfriends and wives) actors and fashion models during its existence between 1969-1972. Customers included Elton John, Mick Jagger and David Bowie who wore Mr. Freedom clothing as stagewear.

Designed by Diana Crawshaw (in 1969-1970) they are made from contrasting cotton velveteen fabric in maroon and grey. They are high waisted and button-fly in style and very fitted around the waist and hips making them extremely flattering to wear. They are cleverly constructed in several panels, all with flat-felled seams and double-row stitching. Small turn-ups at the bottom legs and the rear patch pockets are open at the sides. These pants were famously worn by many a rock star and celebrity including Astrid Wyman (spouse of Bill Wyman), Olivia Newton-John, actress Katy Manning (Dr. Who 1971-73) to name a few. They were available in varying leg lengths, the most common being knee-length and calf-length. These are the rarer full length version. Arguably one of the most iconic and collectible items of MR. FREEDOM clothing. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has an example of these pants with matching jacket in its permanent collection and the design is acknowledged in Paul Gorman's definitive Tommy Roberts book "Mr Freedom. Tommy Roberts: British Design Hero".

A highly collectible piece of rock and pop fashion history which rarely comes available for sale.

☆ CONDITION ☆

Excellent vintage condition. No missing buttons, no open seams, no rips or tears, no bad odours, no excessive wear. They are in overall excellent vintage condition but there a few things to note. The pants have been take in a little at the back waistband/seam and the Mr Freedom label was removed to make the alteration. The previous owner sadly did not keep the label. There is a stripe of light wear on the grey velvet at the back most on the left leg (study the photo of the back view). Whilst this is not highly visible when the pants are worn it is a flaw to note. The price of the pants reflects the imperfections. NOTE: please ask to see photographs of the imperfections/alteration before purchasing if you have any concerns. Despatched dry cleaned and ready to wear.

☆ SIZE ☆

XS-Small. Best for a modern UK 6-8 UK. (2-4 US. Euro 34-36). Please go by measurements below. I give "best fit" as seam to seam measurements are not a good representation of size or fit. For length reference the mannequin is 5ft 8 inches tall.

Waistband: best for 24-26 inches waist (27 inches actual circumference measurement
Top hip: 30 inches circumference
Hips: 36 inches actual outside circumference
Inside leg length: approx. 31 inches crotch seam to bottom leg
Bottom leg opening: 19 inches circumference

PLEASE NOTE: The trousers are very slim fitting between the fullest part of the hips and the waist. the top hip measurement is 30 inches which is very slim. The trousers are best for a boyish figure or a man. Please ask for any additional measurements if required. Refund not accepted for non-fit so please ask me for lots of measurements if you are concerned about fit.

ANY ACCESSORIES SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE SALE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.


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Rare MR. FREEDOM 1969 Baseball Pants designed by Diana Crawshaw // Pop Art Icon // Iconic British Fashion // Unisex


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: cotton velveteen
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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