Fencing Down Vest - Marling & Evans Natural Wool Serge / Ecru

Fencing Down Vest - Marling & Evans Natural Wool Serge / Ecru

Regular price $545
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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”

The Fencing Down Vest was inspired by utilitarian fencing jackets (like, worn for the sport with swords) from the early 1900s. Based on an original 1920s pattern, Motiv have tweaked and updated the concept, adding small details throughout to give a more tailored fit and defined shape. Featuring a stand collar, adjustable elasticated half belt, diamond knit quilting, and two comfortable hand pockets, it's shocking versatile and easy to wear all year long if desired - layering easily both under or over whatever you want.

Made from a 100% undyed wool, loomed by Marling & Evans Mills in England, the variation in color and tone is achieved by hand selecting differently colored natural wools before production, giving the fabric a remarkable amount of character and tonal variety. Clocking in at a respectably heavyweight 500gsm, this is a tightly woven fabric with excellent drape and insulation. It's trimmed with a distressed cotton canvas for a bit of additional sturdiness and reinforcement around the edges.

Fits true to size. Spot clean or dry clean only.

  • 100% wool
  • Natural undyed wool serge fabric from  Marling & Evans in England
  • 500gsm fabric weight
  • 100% cotton distressed canvas trims
  • Tonal buttons
  • Covered zip placket
  • Stand collar
  • Adjustable elasticated half belt
  • Two hand pockets
  • Quilted body
  • Natural leather zip pull
  • Fits true to size
  • Dry clean only or spot clean
  • Custom labels
  • 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
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  • 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

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  • 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
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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 hello@standardandstrange.com. 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 Kyle wears a size Medium / 48
Kyle's sizing specs are:
5' 11" and 165lbs
36" chest and 32" waist

Fits true to size. Spot clean or dry clean only.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
Small / 46 24.50" 15" 38" N/A
Medium / 48 25" 15.50" 39" N/A
Large / 50 25.50" 16" 40" N/A
Extra Large / 52 26" 16.50" 42" N/A

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