When we find a shirting material that everyone in the shop wants in on, we know we have something special on our hands. This earthy plaid is a perfect example.
This style uses cotton poplin cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Amazing colors that add up to something bigger than each individual shade is the best way to describe why we love this fabric. It has a lively set of earth tones. Most prominent are rich oranges and almost Eucalyptus greens. These are surrounded, in this classic plaid, by stone colored squares, deep browns and thin navy lines. It's both rich and bright enough to really grab your attention. This is a lighter fabric that will work for the warmer months. We pre-wash to enhance the feel and to reduce shrink. This one will definitely be hanging in our closets.
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 always. 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.
Button 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.