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”
A combination of more formal dinner trousers and less formal track pants, these somehow manage to keep all the strengths of both styles without sacrificing anything. Cut with a high, rib-knit waistband and adjustable drawstring, the legs follow a comfortable and gentle taper, with a grosgrain side stripe down the outseam.
Motiv's Tussah Silk Broadcloth is an incredible fabric, 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. Woven at a high density from irregular tussah yarns, the midnight silk broadcloth has a plush face with fluid drape and a gentle sheen.
The irregularity of the individually woven yarns creates tonal and textural variation in both horizontal and vertical directions, giving an almost plaid-like impression at certain angles. Despite its relative thickness, the fabric breathes extremely well, keeping you cool and comfortable when temperatures rise. Not quite black or navy, the midnight color is an extremely dark blue that can be dressed up or down quite easily.
Fits true to size with an adjustable waistband. Dry clean only.
- 100% tussah silk from China
- 100% cotton lining
- 55% silk / 45% ramie trims
- Elasticated waistband
- Grosgrain side stripe
- High rise
- Slightly tapered leg
- Custom woven labels
- Fits true to size
- Dry clean only
- Produced by MotivMFG in Beijing