Wide Waistband Shorts - Overdyed Irish Linen HBT/Chestnut


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Taking inspiration from 20th century military riding breeches, Motiv have cut these shorts with a high rise and contrasting wide waistband. These feature precise pocket reinforcement stitching, another historical nod, as well as a drawstring inside the waistband that can be used to adjust your fit.

Made from a 100% linen HBT (herringbone twill) fabric that Motiv have sourced from Irish weaver Spence Bryson. Clocking in at a respectable 345g, it's a comfortable midweight fabric that sits right at the border between workwear and tailoring. It's initially woven up in a two-tone, utilizing white and natural (undyed) yarns before being overdyed brown as part of finishing. This complicated weaving and dyeing combo imbues a subtle iridescence and able textural variation to the face of the fabric.

The extended waistband is made from a 55% linen / 45% cotton blend, that gives the garment a touch more structure as well as contrast. There's also a single welted pocket in the rear, with a button closure, so you have somewhere safe to put your cash or government bonds.

Fits true to size. Wash cold on delicate and hang dry.

  • 100% linen body
  • Overdyed herringbone twill from Spence Bryson in Ireland
  • 55% linen / 45% cotton trims
  • High rise
  • Adjustable waist
  • External waist buttons
  • Zip fly
  • Single welted rear pocket
  • Two reinforced front pockets
  • Single rear pocket
  • True to size
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Custom labels
  • Produced by MotivMFG in Beijing

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Eden-Marcel wears a 32 / Medium
Eden-Marcel's sizing specs are:
5'9" and 170lbs
39" chest and 31" waist

Fits true to size. Wash cold on delicate and hang dry.

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
30/Small 30" 13.5" 17.5" 13" N/A 10.75" 8"
32/Medium 32" 14" 18" 13.5" N/A 11.25" 8.5"
34/Large 35" 14.5" 19.25" 14.5" N/A 11.75" 9"
36/Extra Large 38" 15" 19.5" 15.5" N/A 12" 9.5"

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