We have always believed that beautiful fabric is the starting point for any great product. When we gained access to this heavyweight Japanese indigo dyed yarn, we knew that it would make the perfect t-shirt.
This t-shirt is made from yarn dyed indigo cotton jersey from one of the finest mill in Japan. The indigo-dyed base coupled with horizontal white stripes produce the classic nautical striped t-shirt. The base has a deep indigo shade with amazing horizontal grain and subtle cross hatching. The white zigzag stripes attract attention and add to the fabrics complexity. Finally, this fabric is a hefty 10 ounces, giving it a substantial feel. The fine stripe pattern will look great layered with a Trucker jacket or on its own with a pair of raws.
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 hit at just the right point on the arm and are tight enough to prevent them from winging out. 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.
High quality t-shirts made in the USA with Japanese materials are typically priced over $60. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.
Since this item is indigo dyed, it's prone to color transfer, so wash it with dark colors.