Adjustable Cargo Pants - High Twist Tussah Silk Twill/Midnight

Adjustable Cargo Pants - High Twist Tussah Silk Twill/Midnight

Regular price $443
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MotivMFG is headed by Samuel Wei, founder of Radiance Blue and the pioneer of the heritage market in China; and Daniel Gu, a third-generation tailor and designer. Together, they combine old-world tailoring (from various antique European manuals) with workwear production techniques. Constant research into garment production techniques around the world informs their design, with the goal of creating “recreations” rather than “reproductions”

Taking inspiration from European military surplus, specifically French and Italian cargo pants, Motiv's Adjustable Cargo pants feature a breezy fit with anatomically slanted cargo pockets and drawstrings at the waist and hem. Cut with a high rise and very full legs, there's plenty of space to move around in, with great airflow from the billowy silk fabric.

The waistband is cut oversized, and is designed to be taken in with the attached waistband - beneath that, the fly features adjustable snaps that can be secured more tightly or loosely depending on how much adjustment is needed through the waist. Because of the oversized fit and adjustable waist, each size will fit a wide range of people, accommodating about 3" +/- the waistband in either direction.

These are made from a high twist Tussah silk twill, sourced from one of the last remaining mills in China that exclusively produces tussah silk. Tussah silk is sometimes also called wild silk, being sourced from the cocoons of wild silk moths that live in forests throughout India and Southeast Asia, rather than cultivated from domesticated silk worms in a farm. The high twist yarns retain a crisp, dry hand that evokes the texture of old parachute fabrics while remaining lightweight and breathable.

Featuring a gentle shine and extremely springy drape, it's one of the most fluid and unique fabrics we've ever encountered, moving easily and dramatically before snapping back into shape. It's been finished with a one wash treatment, helping to soften and shrink the fabric - this also means the fabric is machine-washable, taking these from "extravagant luxury item" to "everyday summer uniform". 

Fits true to size. Wash cold and hang dry in the shade - DO NOT TUMBLE DRY.

  • 100% tussah silk
  • High twist silk twill from China
  • Button and snap fly
  • Drawstring waistband
  • Two side pockets
  • Two slanted cargo pockets
  • Single rear pocket
  • Pleated front
  • Drawstring hems
  • Straight fit
  • Highly adjustable
  • Custom woven labels
  • Dry clean only
  • Produced by MotivMFG in Beijing

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

We want you to be comfortable shopping with us online without being able to touch the product.

  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
  • Full terms and conditions are here.
  • If you have questions at any time you can reach us at or use our contact form, or phone us at 510-373-9696.


For customers in the USA, please go to our returns portal at for any returns excluding leather jackets and footwear. There is no need to contact us directly once you initiate a return via the portal.

If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

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Size Guide

All measurements are in inches.

Model Eden-Marcel wears a 32 / Medium
Eden-Marcel's sizing specs are:
5'9" and 170lbs
39" chest and 31" waist

Fits true to size. Wash cold and hang dry in the shade - DO NOT TUMBLE DRY.

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
30 / Small 31" 13.5" 18.25" 14.25" 12" 9.25" 26.25"
32 / Medium 34.5" 13.75" 19" 15" 12.5" 9.5" 27.75"
34 / Large 38" 14.25" 19.25" 15.75" 13.25" 9.75" 29.25"
36 / Extra Large 40" 14.75" 20" 16.25" 14" 10.25" 30.5"

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