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MotivMfg English Dress Work Vest - Vintage Military Japanese Twill & Rain Camo
MotivMfg English Dress Work Vest - Vintage Military Japanese Twill & Rain Camo


English Dress Work Vest - Vintage Military Japanese Twill & Rain Camo

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The English Dress Work Vest by MotivMfg x Division Road from the Officer Dress Uniform capsule collection 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 13 oz. Japanese Twill Cloth from Shibaya Mills that focuses on sustainable production while using extremely high quality 100% Cotton raw natural fibers, refined yarns, and deeply saturated dyeing. This military inspired twill utilizes thick yarns to create a durable cloth with a pronounced texture in a Vintage Military green that's been heavily finished for a worn-in appeal while maintaining a structure that will mold to the body and patina with substantial character. Combined with a Czechoslovakian Rain 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 linen-viscose 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, zigzag stitching on the back collar with a functional button closure, bartack reinforcements throughout, and genuine horn buttons that have been flamed for a vintage finish. 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, signified by a commemorative MotivMfg x DR capsule collection corozo button pin.


  • Exclusive to Division Road
  • Tailored Fit
  • 100% Cotton
  • 13 oz. Shibaya Co. Mills Vintage Finish Military Twill (Japan)
  • Czechoslovakian Rain Camouflage Back 
  • 55% Linen / 45% Viscose Lined
  • Notched Lapel Collar
  • Rolling 6-Button Front
  • Welt Front Pockets
  • ZigZag Back Collar Stitching
  • Curved Front Hem
  • Split Side Seam
  • Darted Back
  • Cinch Buckle Back
  • Genuine Horn Buttons w/ Flamed Finish
  • Bartack Reinforced
  • MotivMfg x DR Natural Corozo Button Pin
  • Handcrafted in Beijing


    Model Measurements: 5'10" | 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