A chambray from Japan with everything we love: indigo dye, tremendous vertical grain, neppiness, and a natural weft that gives it a slightly vintage look. A great value never hurts either.
This style uses cotton chambray cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. The moment you see this chambray you want it. There is a huge amount of complexity all wrapped neatly into a timeless chambray. First you get the indigo warp with natural weft. The warp lends a classic chambray look, while the weft gives it a slightly aged, vintage look. Next comes the grain, which shows great vertical lines which add real interest to the surface. To top it off, there are small blue neps dotting the fabric surface. This beautiful irregularity in yarn texture is what Japan does best. A lighter weight makes this chambray a great summer option. All this character and complexity and the Japan Vintage Chambray is still one of the best chambray values we've offered.
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.