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MotivMfg English Dress Work Vest - Black Japanese HBT Denim & Jigsaw Camo
MotivMfg English Dress Work Vest - Black Japanese HBT Denim & Jigsaw Camo


English Dress Work Vest - Black Japanese HBT Denim & Jigsaw 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 in design 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 perfectly balanced between vintage and contemporary. This vest is made from a 14 oz. Japanese Mini Herringbone Twill Selvedge Denim that uses various shades of sulfur dyed black warp and grey weft yarns in a broken twill weave that creates a textured and tonal traditional dress pattern in this durable, 100% Cotton fabric. This exclusive to MotivMfg fabric development will evolve beautifully through heavy wear as the black yarns fade to grey and further reveal the intricate, woven pattern while maintaining a structure that will mold to the body and patina with substantial character. Combined with a Belgium Jigsaw 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 canvas lined body for a structured shape and optimal drape. Paying homage to the originals with sophistication, this vest has beautifully shaped and utilitarian 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
  • 14 oz. Motiv Exclusive Herringbone Twill Selvedge Denim (Japan)
  • Belgium Jigsaw Camouflage Back
  • 100% Cotton
  • Cotton Canvas 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
  • Handcrafted in Beijing


    Model Measurements: 5'10" | 160 lbs. | 40" Chest | 32" Waist - Wearing Size 50(L)

    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