Color combination and grain come together in this style like we have not seen before. Meet the Japan Splash T-Shirt.
This Gustin T-shirt uses 100% cotton from one of the finest mills in Japan. The name splash was most fitting to describe the rare way in which this fabric is able to bring together colors into a brilliant whole. It uses long cotton Melange yarn and short Bengal yarn. The base is a muted oatmeal, but the “cotton mash-up” adds flecks of darker brown creating highs and lows that usually require the use of synthetic yarns. The end result is a combination of complementary colors that create a beautiful overall shade that you just don't often see. With a buttery soft hand and four ounce weight it's amazingly wearable as a layering piece or on its own.
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.
Quality t-shirts made in the USA with high quality Japanese materials are typically priced over $80. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.