Only our second selvedge Oxford style offered, this one is for true lovers of timeless shirting. Woven in Japan, heavy yet sublimely soft all wrapped up with a beautiful selvedge ID.
This style uses cotton selvedge oxford cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Ever since our first selvedge Oxfords, we've been on the hunt for more. With the colder temperatures coming, we found the perfect example. This style starts off right with one of the heavier weights we've found in an oxford at 7 ounces. The beauty of this style is the weave is slightly more open and the feel remains extremely soft. The result is a shirt that balances a substantial feel with tremendous wearability. The color is classic -- a bright blue warp with white weft keeps it lively and traditional. All this would be enough to make a great shirt, but finding it in a super rare selvedge form takes it to collector status for us. The red/white/blue selvedge ID is a perfect way to finish it off.
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.