When we think of summer with think of long sunny days spent outside and those gloriously warm evenings. Our clothes begin to take on the patina of summer as colors begin to slowly and softly get sun bleached. This is the inspiration for our new Vintage Dye Sweatshirts.
Color is truly the star of this show. We use a pigment dye process to achieve the perfectly aged, most lovingly worn shades. There is a subtle ease to each one that truly looks as if you've owned and worn it for years. It's exactly the look we love to toss on with worn denim or our favorite pair of shorts. It all gets wrapped in our classic crewneck the keeps all the details that make this garment an icon, from the thick ribbed cuffs and hem to the ribbed v-insert in the neck.
The fit of a sweatshirt is very important. 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 body is slightly tapered, but roomy enough so that it's superbly comfortable. Finally, the length hits just right so it falls below the waist line, but does not cover your entire backside.
Construction details are classic and sturdy. Raglan sleeves create a great fit through the shoulders Double needle stitching is used to attach the heavy ribbed collar and ribbed "v" insert. Make no mistake, this inserted v shape is not all for show. It's a utilitarian feature that reinforces the collar by overlapping an additional layer of rib material. The added support will keep the collar from stretching out, even after years of wear. Vintage 3" ribbed cuffs and waistband contribute to the old-school appeal and supply even more durability. This is the right way to make a sweatshirt, without cutting any corners.
Quality sweatshirts made in the USA with domestic materials are typically priced over $75 each. The Gustin model allows us to offer you a radically better value.
Note: We recommend washing this garment separately before the first wear due to the unique dye process.