The ideal summer button up is a good thing to have. When we make it out of gauzy-soft, Japanese seersucker, add in a classic gingham pattern, and offer at a great value, you have the perfect summer shirt.
The fabric we've selected really makes this shirt. It's a small check gingham pattern, always timeless, woven in Japan. If you're after warm weather credentials, seersucker is hard to beat. It's a weave that's purpose built to keep you cool. The weave causes areas of the fabric to pull together. This creates a beautifully textured surface that increases airflow to the skin, keeping you cooler. This 4 ounces version has great texture and is gauzy-soft. This soft, almost faded sky blue version is a great touch if you want an easy color palette that fits right in with a care-free summer day.
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.