A hearty twill, perfected earth tones and a special organic texture. Japan knows how to make shirting. These are the Nep Solid Shirts.
When Japan takes on shirting, it brings the same level of care and artistry usually reserved for selvedge denim. The result is a level of character you rarely find in shirts, even if the foundation is classic. Today is an that showcases how thoughtful design in every element transforms twill into something special. It starts with a tightly woven, 8 ounce twill There is a leathery hand and ruggedness that instantly conveys a shirt built to last. The colors are a cut above - not loud, rich and just a bit better from the standards you usually see. Texture is the final standout. Irregular neppy yarn creates a tapestry of organic tufts dotting the surface of the fabric. This is fabric made with care.
This shirt is sewn up in our Classic Style. We spent the most time really making a true improvement to fit. The best way to put it is that our updated fit simply feels more organic. There is a much more sophisticated and natural shape to the entire body, from shoulders to chest to waist that better matches the natural curve of the the human form. We’ve better aligned shoulder and chest widths and given the bottom hem only a subtle curve, striking an improved balance between tucking and untucking ability. The improved fit is something you notice the instant you put this new shirt on. It just flows with the body better and feels better on. We also believe this fit is more universal. It’s taking the place of slim and classic fits . . . this is now our best fit.
We made two key upgrades to the details while preserving the classic style we all love. The first is button placement on the placket. Most people are wearing these shirts without ties and now opening that top button leaves the ideal shape. Second is a gently rounded chest pocket shape to provide a softer, more organic look. Of course, we’ve kept all the intricate construction details from the single needle work to locker loop to box pleat.
Buttons downs that are made in the USA using our quality of material and construction are typically priced at $175 to $300. The Gustin model, with your support, lets us do much better.