Our favorite dye with our favorite weave. If you're a fan of Oxford shirting this rare version from Japan is a must have option.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. It's always fun to fantasize about the ideal version of a style we love. The best part is that we then get to go out and find it. Today is all about the classic blue Oxford and a spectacular version of it. We wanted to find a version that had an incredible feel with colors that were richer than your average blue Oxford. That's exactly what we found. A 5 ounce weight is truly the sweet spot. It's heavy enough to have real body, but also wearable year round. What really sets this fabric apart is that the weight is combined with a naturally soft hand. Our favorite shirts are always those that strike this balance right. This one feels great to the touch and even better on. Color is equally important. To us, there's no better way to get blue and with indigo dye. A number of shades darker than the Pale Indigo, this one hits the sweet spot, giving you a fresh Oxford look while keeping the traditional blue on white construction.
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.