A thoroughly classic pattern is becomes a beautiful textural component in this extra fine shirting from Japan.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. The houndstooth pattern is an absolute classic. The size of the pattern can really have a dramatic effect on the look of a shirt. In this micro sized version, the pattern becomes much more of a textural element, helping the crisp white and deep navy balance each other out perfectly. When you get up close you see the pattern clearly, but from afar you just see a nicely balanced palette of color. The 4 ounce weight a fine weave make this shirt a dream to wear.
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.