A rugged twill makes for a great button down and cool alternative to our chambrays.
This style uses cotton twill from one of the finest mills in Japan. We don't often find twill like this. Think of it as a super light denim. A blue warp with a slight grey tint sets the overall shade. It works with a chino as well as a pair of denim. A white weft makes it brighter and lends to an overall denim look. At 5 ounces, it's just the right weight to make for a solid shirt that still feels comfortable when on. As an added bonus, the lighter colored back-side of the fabric makes for a very cool contrast when you cuff it. This is a great combination of a work-wear vibe with just a touch of formality.
Our fit starts with a beautifully tailored body, not too slim, but definitely fitted. High armholes keep the body lines clean. The length hits just right so it looks great always. Scooped out sides give the untucked look a bit of extra style. A traditional button down collar is secured with two side buttons and one back and has a nice soft roll.
We labor over every construction detail. Extensive single needle stitching is used throughout. All our closures are made from true mother of pearl. A finely folded locker loop sits over a box pleat on the back yoke. The front placket is also pleated, made the right way, using a true two piece construction. The feel is more substantial and the effort higher, but it's the right way. An angular chest pocket completes the front. Our cuffs are double button with rounded corners.
Button 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.