If you're after the ultimate, vintage twill, look no further. This style has everything we love from an incredibly soft feel to true indigo dye so it gets even better over time.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Some fabric you see and instantly want. That's how we felt about this twill from Japan. It started when we touched the swatch. An incredibly open weave and 5 ounce weight made for just about the softest twill we've ever felt. It's the kind of fabric you just won't want to take off and that makes you re-evaluate your previous definition of soft. Next came the true indigo dye, rare in shirting fabric and used to a bright royal blue base shade. Thin dark navy and sky blue lines create a classic plaid pattern that adds to the vintage appeal. This is just one of those shirts you'll find yourself reaching for every day.
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. 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.
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.