Two layers of cotton gauze are joined together to form a supremely soft shirt that you won't want to live without. This is the Japan Double Gauze.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Cotton gauze is one of the most flowing and airy constructions in the shirting world. It has an openness and a fineness that makes it breath incredibly well and feel amazing to the touch. This shirting fabric takes that base feel to a new level by joining two layers of flowing gauze together. That combination gives the fabric more body, while retaining a truly comfortable feel. The surface has a bit of texture which helps bring the plain weave to life. It's a special result and the first time we've run a double fabric. An indigo blue completes the package. The white backing layer adds nice contrast if roll the sleeves. This shirt will be ideal in the summer while also having a classic look that makes it usable year-round.
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.