Introducing our first mineral washed t-shirts. The vintage-inspired wash and dye technique brings out some incredible highs and lows of color and yields an incredibly soft hand. Available in a Light Navy, Vintage Black and Steel Blue, these t-shirts have the perfect lived in look and feel.
The washing and dying process elevates this t-shirt to the next level. The 100% organic cotton t-shirt is dyed and then garment washed with foam blocks. As the blocks hit the t-shirts dye is removed resulting in a multitude of color variations. The highs and lows of shade are particularly prominent around the seams. This type of color variation usually requires the use of synthetic materials. It also does not hurt that the vigorous washing and dying process leaves the jersey with a plush feel.
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.
Oil washed t-shirts made in the USA are typically priced over $45. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.