Disclosure: despite some semi-serious thought on the matter, I’m still unclear as to what circumstance or obligation would warrant a complete MotivMfg x Division Road Neo-Industrial Uniform. And if this is a safe space to be transparent (it’s probably not), I also don’t really know what “Neo-industrial” means either*, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a rock-solid, airtight collection.
(*I assume it’s what Cyberpunk 2077 thought it was doing, but I can’t be sure. Mostly because I’ve never played Cyberpunk 2077.)
Featuring four pieces — a pair of Work Trousers, an English Dress Work Vest, a Marling & Evans Wool/Linen P60 Combat Jacket, and a French Shipyard Type 1, the collection “combines English spy style from the Cold War-era” with “a French postindustrial Navy worker uniform” — the capsule is highlighted by some insane details, rock-solid construction, and MotivMfg’s proprietary Black Herringbone Twill Selvedge Denim.
Let’s talk specifics. The French Work Trousers are crafted with that aforementioned 14oz. 100% cotton denim — which has a sulfur-dyed black warp, a gray weft, and a green selvedge ID — and outfitted with a single-pleat up front, they’ve got a button fly, metal hardware, a darted yoke, and a roomy, slightly tapered fit. The English Dress Vest has that same denim upfront, but switches things up with a 100% Belgium Jigsaw camouflage back panel and also features metal buttons, a cotton canvas lining, notched lapels, and a cinch-back.
Moving out, the French Shipyard Type 1 combines elements from both workwear and maritime outerwear, using that same 14oz. denim for the outer while also incorporating a cinch-back, some action pleats, wide-welt gusseted slant pockets at the front, a diamond button-up collar, felled seams, metal hardware, button cuffs, and set-in articulated sleeve. And finally, there’s that English P60 Combat Jacket, which directly references a ‘60s British Combat Smock, which is made with a 14oz. Marling & Evans Hopsack Cloth — a mill that literally crosses timelines with the Revolutionary War — and features more details than anyone could reasonably digest in this space.
And it’s all available from $305 to $885 USD, exclusively at Division Road