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MotivMfg English Dress Work Vest - Natural Indigo Linen/Cotton Selvedge Denim & Desert Camo
MotivMfg English Dress Work Vest - Natural Indigo Linen/Cotton Selvedge Denim & Desert Camo


English Dress Work Vest - Natural Indigo Linen/Cotton Selvedge Denim & Desert Camo


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The English Dress Work Vest by MotivMfg x Division Road is designed as a meeting point between tailored dress officer and dutiful industrial era workwear vests, perfectly balanced to be a wardrobe staple for an original gentleman. This piece is derived from vest patterns dating back to the Victorian era, re-designed with an anatomically tailored and functional fit with a notched lapel, curved front hem, split side seam, darted back, and cinch buckle back waist in a design that achieves parity between vintage and contemporary. This vest is made from a 10 oz. Natural Indigo Selvedge Denim utilizing a slub yarn composed of Belgium linen and American grown cotton with a natural plant dyed indigo warp and white weft to convey a vintage aesthetic with patina potential. This exclusive MotivMfg fabric development will evolve beautifully through heavy wear as the natural indigo fades to brilliant blues in this heavily textured linen and cotton blended fabric that will conform to the body while maintaining a structure with substantial character. Combined with a Japanese milled US Armed Forces Chocolate Chip Desert Camouflage back panel to reveal a military inspired backbone, the English Dress Work Vest is designed with a rolling 6-button front to allow for formal and utilitarian versatility, function, and style and is fully finished with a cotton poplin cloth lined body for a lightweight feel, structured shape, and optimal drape. Paying homage to the originals with sophistication, this vest has beautifully shaped and practical welt front pocketing and is packed with superior bespoke and old-world detailing with a functional button collar closure, bartack reinforcements throughout, and impressive custom burnished gun metal buttons cast in the shape of the plastic 50’s military originals. MotivMfg has re-established a pattern-to-bespoke garment, one-roof workshop in Beijing with the ethos, process, techniques, and materials of Savile Row to produce historically informed garments in styles and production methods lost by the west. We are honored to present these exclusive patterns adapted in every way as a new and timeless uniform for the Division Road Army.


  • Exclusive to Division Road
  • Tailored Fit
  • 10 oz. Motiv Exclusive Natural Indigo Linen/Cotton Selvedge Denim
  • American Chocolate Chip Desert Camouflage Back (Japan)
  • 75% Linen / 25% Cotton
  • Cotton Poplin Cloth Lined
  • Notched Lapel Collar
  • Rolling 6-Button Front
  • Welt Front Pockets
  • Curved Front Hem
  • Split Side Seam
  • Darted Back
  • Cinch Buckle Back
  • Cast & Burnished Gun Metal Buttons
  • Bartack Reinforced
  • MotivMfg x DR Jonny Beijing Brass Pin
  • Handcrafted in Beijing


    Model Measurements: 5'8" | 160 lbs. | 40" Chest | 32" Waist - Wearing Size 48(M)

    MotivMfg runs typical of traditional tailoring, and the Dress Work Vest is on the small side. We suggest sizing to your measured chest (+10-12"), or the large side of your range in Alpha sizing.

    We recommend consulting our Sizing Guide and using our Virtual Size Chart.

    Please feel free to Contact Us for additional assistance.

    About MotivMfg

    Created in Beijing by Daniel Gu, designer from a three-generation tailoring family, and Samuel Wei, a pioneering heritage retailer, MotivMfg seeks to break down the duality between handmade and machine-made clothing and to create garments stemmed from pre-industrial production methods, which are designed in a way that relates to present day. Based in a Beijing loft of a former factory built in the 1950s, all developments from sketch to garment are done within the MotivMfg studio. Using European tailoring methods... View All MotivMfg Products