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MotivMfg French Work Trousers - Japanese Black HBT Selvedge Denim
MotivMfg French Work Trousers - Japanese Black HBT Selvedge Denim
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French Work Trousers - Japanese Black HBT Selvedge Denim


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The French Work Trouser by MotivMfg x Division Road is a high rise single pleated pant with a roomy top block and broad thigh that ever so slightly tapers to a wide hem for a tailored straight leg look, which breaks neatly in a cut inspired by workwear trousers from the early 20th century that's perfectly balanced in design to be a wardrobe staple for an original gentleman. This trouser 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 denim. 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. This trouser is designed with a single knife pleat for optimal fit and drape in this structured denim, a clean button front, and triangular roll over belt loops for vintage elements with modern refinements. These French Work Trousers are packed with superior bespoke and old-world detailing like slant front pockets, a D-shaped overstitched large welt back pocket, a darted back yoke, green selvedge line reveal, zigzag bartack reinforcements throughout, and 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 partner with MotivMfg to offer completely exclusive collaborations for a new and timeless uniform for the Division Road Army.


  • Exclusive to Division Road
  • High-Rise, Pleated Straight Tapered 
  • Roomy Seat and Broad Thigh, Slight Taper to Wide Hem
  • 14 oz. Motiv Exclusive Herringbone Twill Selvedge Denim (Japan)
  • Sulfur Dyed Black Warp/Grey Weft
  • Sanforized - Raw
  • 100% Cotton
  • Green Selvedge Line
  • Single Pleated Front
  • Slant Front Pockets
  • Large Curved Welted Back Pocket
  • Darted Yoke
  • Button Fly
  • Roll-over Wide Belt Loops
  • Cotton Herringbone Twill Pocket Bags
  • Cast & Burnished Gun Metal Buttons
  • Bartack Reinforced
  • Handcrafted in Beijing


Model Measurements: 5'11" | 165 lbs. | 40" Chest | 32.5" Waist - Wearing Size 32

MotivMfg runs typical of traditional tailoring and Trousers run true to actual measured size. We suggest sizing to the size at or just above your measured waist, which is generally 2 sizes larger than modern brand 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