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It is a deep cosmic cruelty that I'll never own this Mister Freedom® x Buzz Rickson’s Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Pensacola Seaplane Jacket, because I love it like the brother I never had, the only difference being that I never wanted a brother, but I do want this jacket. It's passing strange that I've never written about Mister Freedom® before, due to the simple fact that the LA-based brand/store/locus-of-amazingness produces some of the most imaginative and painstakingly-detailed denim garments in the world. Let's just call that a slight oversight on my part and agree to move on to itemizing the many impressive traits of this jacket. The body is a Japanese-made 14 oz. cotton "jungle cloth", a relative of Bedford cord developed by the US Navy, while the lining is good ole corduroy. These are the things that keep me up at night. I lie awake, staring at the ceiling, sweating out the briny manifestation of my anxiety. My mind runs a mile a minute. I can't stop the thoughts, twisted fantasies of repro deck jackets, made from fabrics milled to the military specifications of the period. Sometimes in my dreams, I try on the jacket. "Oh, golly", I think, "It fits so well". I strut in front of the mirror. "Look at me, look at me". Then something scrapes my arm. The price tag: 699.95 USD. I wake up screaming. I do not possess the level of flexitude required to rock this piece to the level it deserves. But maybe you do. You have to feel the flex as it flows through you. You have to embrace the flex. You have to become the flex -RB
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