When we start seeing sunny days and warmer temperatures we know it's time to dial in our gingham collections. You couldn't ask for a better start than these three Japanese versions. Today you have a true color rainbow to choose from.
Ginghams are classic, but it's always nice to get some variety through color. First, we like a nice tightly woven base and the perfect 4 ounce warm weather weight. The feel of this fabric is smooth, flowing and extremely comfortable. The gingham check size (3/8") on this version is probably our ideal, not too big, not too small. Color combination is where this fabric truly sets itself apart. A surprisingly perfect pairing, blue-purple checks are livened up with bright sky blue to create a nice tonal color palette.
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.