This week, we bring you a special capsule collection project with Motiv that revives the menswear movement and is befittingly grounded, with our Shelby Sharp Viberg collaboration at its foundation. With industrial era inspiration, we’ve developed a cohesive unit of goods that imbue patterns and details from workwear, militaria, and tailoring to up-produce standout pieces that still relate to the rest of their Division. The ODU collection is another edition to our completely exclusive work with MotivMfg that redefines heritage down to the thread; and, paired with the criminal cult classic Shelby Sharp in another limited batch Horsebutt leather, presents a coordinated, curated, and cross collaboration collection specifically made for the style soldiers of the menswear military.
This ODU project marshals our support and close partnership with MotivMfg as an informed response to mass-production, with their revival of a traditional pattern-to-bespoke garment construction workshop in Beijing that typifies the ethos, production methods, techniques, and materials of Savile Row. Beyond the cause, their anatomical design sensibilities and turn-of-the-century craftsmanship hallmark a modernized vision inspired by industrial-era tailoring and military garments, which makes them an unmatched collaboration comrade to provide a new and timeless uniform for our Division Road Army. The Officer Dress Uniform project is comprised of our completely exclusive signature patterns, with the English Hunt Work Jacket and Convertible Trouser made into a three-piece ensemble with a new English Dress Work Vest design, all coming in premium and unique Japanese Twills and Denims with a military backbone that are camouflaged with class. Masterfully marking the dress-officer with a modern drape comes a heavyweight Belgium Linen French F-2 Fatigue Jacket that's a warm weather piece with a post-industrial aesthetic, appropriate for dark days and desert campaigns.
In true Division Road style, with footwear at our foundation that informs our substantive nature, we present a new edition to our most covetable Viberg collaboration that follows the WWI officer-turned-underground-emperor story line of Thomas Shelby. Combining trench warfare specs with courthouse elegance, this commanding boot is made with a vegetable tanned Waxed Black Horsebutt from Maryam, specially developed for Viberg. This recipe takes our favored rich and resilient horsebutt hides further with drum dyeing to the core, and boasts a hand waxed finish to yield a leather that will reveal remarkable grain characteristics. This Division Road exclusive features customized brogue and pinking on the higher-quartered pattern to communicate a cutthroat business formality with military-issue resilience. All parts considered, this Shelby Sharp has a commanding sophistication assembled on the sleek dress-officer 2030 Last with conspiring specifications throughout, along with a Black Leather 360 Storm Welt and Midsole atop a Ridgeway Sole for grip in the harshest environments, and is Goodyear welted for refined, time-tested durability.