Combine and indigo base with a vintage vertical stripe and we're sold.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. What this twill does better than most is combine the feel of workwear with a slightly more refined touch. It starts with a gorgeous indigo warp on white twill base. It has a refined denim appearance that gives it a hints of rugged work wear. On top of this base come a vertical stripe. White channels run up the fabric. Thin red ticking parallels those white channels to add just a suggestion of color. Think of it as a slightly modern interpretation of the hickory stripe. At 5 ounces you get what might be the ideal shirt weight. We love this shirt with either denim or as way to add a new dimension to a good pair of khaki chinos.
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 tucked or untucked. 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 and find subtle ways to incorporate the selvedge. 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. The back of the placket gets selvedge edges running the entire length on both right and left sides. We also incorporate the selvedge on the back yoke. Nothing flashy, just a cool detail for you to enjoy each time you put on the shirt. An angular chest pocket completes the front. Our cuffs are double button with rounded corners.
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.