We tend to err towards the classic side at Gustin, but that doesn't mean we don't love vibrant colors. We like shirts that create a balance between old and new and to us, this style nails it.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. The pattern is a vintage plaid. Multiple channels cross each other carving out both small and larger squares. It's instantly recognizable, but refreshingly bright. Bold whites form the largest squares, while royal blues, firey reds and emerald greens line up to add amazing vibrancy and color. You can see how it looks against a classic dark indigo denim and the pairing is great. This is fabric is a great way to prepare for the warmer weather to come.
For 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 also took this opportunity to make 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.