The indigo yarn dyed fabric used in this USA T-Shirt made us stop in our tracks. The unmistakably rich color just blew us away and we knew that it would create a perfect t-shirt.
This USA T-Shirt is made from yarn dyed indigo cotton jersey knitted in California. We've brought you some sweet t-shirts lately, but this one adds a new level of complexity. First you have the buttery soft feel. Next comes the color. It has a deep indigo shade with amazing horizontal grain and subtle cross hatching. The blue in this shirt will age beautifully like denim and just keep getting better over time. Finally, it has a perfect weight at five ounces. It has enough heft and strength to stand alone, but is also breathable and thin enough to be a great layering piece. 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 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 domestic materials are typically priced over $35 each. 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.