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”
This is Motiv's homage to the classic button down, drafted off of instructions from the 1950s. The body is cut wide and roomy, while the armholes are more deliberately fitted, with gathering across the back yoke for ease of movement. The button down collar uses hidden tabs for a clean finish, highlighting its generous cut and elegant shape.
For Autumn/Winter 2023, Motiv have selected a ridiculously plush cotton flannel fabric. Weighing in at 300gsm, it's a fantastic blend of fleece-like softness and robust drape, with the sturdiness of a vintage flannel and the comfort of a blanket. Woven from 100% cotton yarns, it's rinsed to account for any shrinkage, leaving it immediately perfect to wear.
The details are great too, from the tonal buttons, to the rounded single chest pocket, to the angular seam reinforcements at the gussets on the hem. Speaking of the hem - it's long and rounded, perfect for wearing tucked in to your favorite pants or trousers, but still elegant and handsome if worn untucked.
Fits true to size. Wash cold, hang dry.
- 100% cotton
- 300gsm heavy Japanese cotton flannel
- Button down collar
- Hidden button down tabs
- Single chest pocket
- Reinforced seams
- Tonal buttons
- Gathered hem and cuffs
- Roomy chest
- Snug armholes
- Long torso
- Curved hem
- Custom labels
- True to size
- Wash cold, hang dry
- Produced by MotivMFG in Beijing