Indigo dye and one of the coolest patterns we've seen in a jacquard. This is the type of specialty fabric that keep us in love with Japanese mills.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. The jacquard weave presents some very unique opportunities to add texture and design to a fabric. When done well it can make for a truly special shirt. This style is a perfect example. It starts with a bright blue base that comes from indigo dye. It's vibrant and beautiful. We'd wear this shirt if it was just that. Into this base is a very lively pattern. Boxes filled with small, navy plus symbols take on an almost twinkly star appearance. Contrasting with these stars are crisp pinpoints. All these shapes and colors create contrast that finds a way to nicely balanced tonal appearance. Dark blue with light blue. Large shapes with small. The 6 ounce weight makes for a substantial feel and the intense patterns give the shirt nice texture. This is simply going to be one of your most special shirts.
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.