Free Pleat Trousers - Black NyCo


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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”

The Free Pleat Trousers are MotivMFG's answer for a "one size fits all" trouser. Featuring two large inverted pleats attached to an internal drawstring waist (that peeks out to close up externally at the front of the pants) that can be used to adjust the pants. This free pleat system allows each size to fit and drape correctly across an 8" change in the waistband. The cut is a wide, straight leg, which pairs well with the adjustable drawstring waist and lightweight fabric, making these an ideal pant for warm weather, or just lounging around comfortably.

These are sewn up in a superfine Nylon/Cotton cordcloth. A double-faced fabric, the outer nylon faces are separated from one another with an ultralight pure cotton gauze interlining, giving some additional structure and creating the large cord effect. Nylon/Cotton (or NyCo) fabrics are some of our favorite blends out there, with all the wind and abrasion resistance of pure nylon, but the built in comfort and structure of cotton - all while remaining lightweight and perfect for warmer weather.

Fits true to size - take the size whose smallest measurement is closest to your true waist size. Wash cold, hang dry.

  • 78/22 cotton/nylon blend
  • Superfine cordcloth outer
  • 100% silk lining details
  • Zip fly
  • Drawstring waist
  • Two side pockets, two rear pockets
  • Inverted pleats
  • Straight fit
  • One size fits most
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Custom labels
  • Produced in the MotivMFG workshop in China

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Yanni is wearing size Medium
Their sizing specs are:
5'11 height and 170lbs weight
42" chest and 33" waist

Fits true to size - choose the size based on the "fits your waist size" column.

Size Fits Your Waist Size Waist
Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
Small 30" - 32" 28" - 36" 12.75" 18.75" 15.25" 13.25" 10.25" 26.25"
Medium 32" - 34" 30" - 38" 13.25" 19.5" 16" 13.75" 11" 27"
Large 34" - 36" 32" - 40" 13.5" 20.25" 16.5" 14.375" 11" 28.25"
Extra Large 36" - 38" 34" - 42" 14" 20.5" 17" 15" 11.5" 29.25"

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