Lucious indigo dye, a textural grid pattern and a rare selvedge composition. This is the type of shirting that showcases everything Japanese mills have mastered.
This style uses selvedge dobby from one of the finest mills in Japan. If you're after truly rare shirting that you just don't see around, this is the option for you. It starts with something Japan loves. Indigo dye. Rarely used in shirting, it colors this fabric to an incredibly inky blue that will age subtly over time. Next comes a Dobby weave that forms a tight grid pattern. It lends a great sense of visual texture and feels great to the touch. At 4 ounces with a naturally soft hand, this fabrics makes for an extremely comfortable shirt. To make it even better, it's all wrapped in a selvedge composition. This simply beautiful Japanese shirting.
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.
Button 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.