Soviet Pilot Knit - Ecru Wool Linen Cotton Heavy Rib Knit


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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 design of these was inspired by the knitwear worn over the pressure suits of Soviet pilots during the middle of the century. Knit up with a relaxed and slouchy fit through the body, it features two zip shoulders for easy removal, and woven reinforcement through the chest and shoulders to prevent stretching. Motiv have also added two comfortable hand pockets for extra storage at the front.

The yarn for these utilizes a blend of wool, cotton, and linen, imbuing the finished knit with the strengths of all three materials. Featuring the comfort and insulation of wool, the 5-ply ribbed knit pattern is additionally soft and breathable (and not at all scratchy) thanks to the cotton and linen content.

Fits true to size with a relaxed body. Machine wash cold and lay flat to dry.

  • 46% wool / 30% linen / 24% cotton
  • 5-ply ribbed knit
  • Nylon reinforcing trims
  • Zip shoulders
  • Two front pockets
  • Relaxed fit
  • Custom labels
  • Wash cold, dry flat
  • Handmade by MotivMFG in China

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Gen wears a size Medium / 48
Gen's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 180lbs
41" chest and 31" waist

Fits true to size with a relaxed body. Machine wash cold and lay flat to dry.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
Small 25.75" 19.25" 42" 24"
Medium 26" 19.625" 43" 24.5"
Large 26.5" 19.925" 44.5" 25"
Extra Large 27.5" 20.925" 47" 25.5"
XXL 27.75" 21.25" 47.5" 26"

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