by Stephen Garner

Freemans Sporting Club has launched a new collection and a new look for spring/summer ‘21.

The seventeen-year-old menswear brand tapped designer Jack Carlson to consult on its new collection and direction, which takes its cues in equal measure from Freemans Sporting Club’s rugged heritage and roots on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, as well as its second home in Japan and the future of menswear.

The collection brings Freemans Sporting Club into a new era: using technical fabrics like ripstop nylon; offering plush loopback cotton sweats that don’t look out of place alongside the brand’s tailoring; and taking over-dyed and garment-washed variations on American summer staple fabrics like linen and seersucker to create fresh versions of old favorites.

Other highlights from the collection include Freeman’s signature U.S.-made suiting; a safari jacket that wears like a chore coat; and a range of rugged knitwear, including one sweater emblazoned simply with the words “Sporting Club,” all made nearby in upstate New York.

The collection is now available exclusively at Freemans Sporting Club, located at 8 Rivington Street in New York, and