The long sleeve t-shirt represent an ideal all-year garment. You get the comfort of our incredibly soft jersey with the long sleeve for a bit more warmth. The only way to make them better is to start with our triblend heathered fabric and overdye it to two incredibly earthy and rich colors. The Army screams vintage and the heather coloring gives it more depth. The Rust has incredibly deep red while the heathered effect bring brighter pops of color. Both are outstanding.
Our goal for this tee was to find the perfect everyday wear fabric and we found it. Each t-shirt is made from a triblend material knitted in the USA. The right weight is key -- too heavy and it’s less versatile, too light and it may not be sturdy enough for hard wear. Five ounces is the sweet spot. This jersey has enough heft and strength to stand alone, but is also breathable and thin enough to be a great layering piece. A soft feel is also a must. We garment wash and dye each shirt, which softens the fabric up wonderfully. Pair this with a pair of raws or a khaki chino and you’re set for the day.
Fit is much more important on a t-shirt than you might think. We set out to strike the right balance between a tailored fit and an easy to wear piece. The shoulders are fitted, which keeps the overall look clean. The sleeves are fitted, but not so tight that they restrict movement. The cuffs end where your palm meets your wrist, just where you would expect.The body is slightly tapered, but easy enough to not be mistaken as an undershirt. Finally, the length hits just right so it falls below the waist line, but does not cover your entire backside. Overall this shirt can stand alone or layer with a button down.
Construction details are classic and sturdy. We start with an inset collar using rib. Neck and shoulders are taped, which adds effort to construction, but provides an extra touch of structure to the garment. Double needle hems finish the sleeves and bottom and a slightly narrower gauge is used to lend a small element of refinement. This is the right way to make a t-shirt, without cutting any corners.
Quality t-shirts made in the USA with domestic materials are typically priced over $35 each. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.