Silk and indigo form an absolutely winning combination in this supremely comfortable shirting fabric.
This style uses a cotton silk blend from one of the finest mills in Japan. Our silk blend selvedge denims are one of our most sought after products. Even a little bit of silk imparts a luxurious feel even to a rugged construction like denim. In a lighter weight shirting material it's even more transformative. This fabric starts with an already sweet base: a blue on white twill weave. In this case, the deep blue shade comes from indigo dye and the contrasting weft brightens the entire shirt up. The 4 ounce weight creates an already wearable garment. The silk takes it over the top. There is a smoothness to this fabric that you don't get from an all cotton style. It feel incredible to the tough and even better when on. The flowing nature of this means a great fit as well. This is rare shirting that uses silk to make it functionally superior.
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.