Indigo dye and a jacquard weave come together in an unexpectedly delightful way.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. There are two things we always appreciate in shirting fabric: great dye and great pattern. This one has both in huge amounts. The base is a soft 4 ounce fabric that will serve you well all year. On top of the is one of the most unusual jacquard weaves we've found. This techniques is used to create a camouflage pattern. Even better, the tonality in the pattern comes from real indigo dye. In this case, the base is a perfect medium blue. Around that are darker blue patches and very pale blue areas with a twill weave for even more texture. It's a true celebration of indigo dye and pattern.
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.