A tightly woven Herringbone creates a beautiful, heathered color palette to go along with a gauzy soft feel.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. The beauty of herringbone shirting is how the weave creates a totally unique texture of colors. That's precisely why we love this style. A sky blue red warp is combined with a white weft in a very compact herringbone weave. The colors blend together to create a heathered appearance with a lot of high-and-lows of color. The surface is very lightly brushed which brings out nice texture on the surface. All this richness in color and texture is applied to a supremely soft, 5 ounce base fabric. This shirt is a great example of Japan's mastery of weave and color.
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.