Cuban Collar Shirt - Linen/Tencel - Copepod


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MotivMFG is 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 antique German manuals with workwear production techniques. Constant research into the garment making techniques around the world informs their design with the goal of creating “recreations” rather than “reproductions”

Motiv's Cuban Collar Shirt is to summer shirts as dress shirts are to flannels: related, but inarguably refined. Equally in-place worn with a summer suit or shorts on the beach, the Cuban Collar shirt does everything - it's remarkably soft and comfortable, cool and breezy to wear, and it looks phenomenal.

Cut with a roomy body and split hem, with wide sleeves and full shoulders for a relaxed fit. The Cuban style collar can be worn open or closed, with an extra loop and mother-of-pearl button at the collar opening. Almost hidden on the front of the shirt is the pattern matched pocket, perfect for sunglasses, chapstick, or a small handful of seashells.

The fabric is a 50/50 Linen/Tencel blend, a fabric that is not only near perfect for hot weather (with its relaxed drape, breathability, and cooling properties), but also is very fun to touch, because of how remarkably soft and silky smooth it feels. The print motif is "unorthodox illustrations of sea creatures" and features images from now out of print books and magazines that Motiv were able to locate through sufficient research (including works from Japanese illustrator Kumarato Ito and German biologist Ernst Haeckel).

This, like all MotivMfg garments, is sewn in a small workshop in Beijing, China by highly experienced tailors.

Fits true to size. Wash cold, hang dry.

  • 50/50 Linen/Tencel blend
  • Cuban style collar
  • Copepod vintage print
  • Mother of pearl buttons
  • Single chest pocket
  • Relaxed fit
  • Split hem
  • True to size
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Custom labels
  • Produced in the MotivMFG workshop in China

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Elliot wears a size Medium / 48
Elliot's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 160lbs
38" chest and 30" waist

Fits true to size. Wash cold, hang dry.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
Small / 46 26.25" 18.25" 46" 9.5"
Medium / 48 27.25" 19.5" 48" 10"
Large / 50 28" 20.25" 51" 10.25"
Extra Large / 52 29" 21.25" 53.5" 10.5"

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