A deep grey start, big cross-hatch grain and superb wear-in make this selvedge chambray from Japan a must have shirt.
This style uses selvedge chambray from one of the finest mills in Japan. This chambray does everything right. It starts with color. Instead of the traditional indigo on white this one brings a deep stone grey contrasted with crisp white weft. The look is almost metallic. As the fabric ages it takes on a much softer tone. The grain is intense and forms a wonderful cross-hatch to give the surface much more character. The 5 ounce weight is right in the sweet spot and the entire package is wrapped in a selvedge composition withe classic red ID. It's tough to go wrong with chambray like this.
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.