A rich metallic shade and massive texture that's purpose built for warm weather.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Seersucker is special fabric and we wanted our first version of the year to be a stunner. We think we've found it. What we truly appreciate about seersuckers is how the weave has been designed with function in mind and the result goes way beyond that. 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. The depth and feel of this fabric is like no other. The color simply puts it over the top. It's a tad unexpected really. Instead of the predictably bright colors we often see in seersuckers, this one is a light grey. There is a slight heather effect as well that gives the color more complexity.
We spent the most time really making a true improvement to fit. The best way to put it is that our updated fit simply feels more organic. There is a much more sophisticated and natural shape to the entire body, from shoulders to chest to waist that better matches the natural curve of the the human form. We’ve better aligned shoulder and chest widths and given the bottom hem only a subtle curve, striking an improved balance between tucking and untucking ability. The improved fit is something you notice the instant you put this new shirt on. It just flows with the body better and feels better on. We also believe this fit is more universal. It’s taking the place of slim and classic fits . . . this is now our best fit.
We also took this opportunity to make two key upgrades to the details while preserving the classic style we all love. The first is button placement on the placket. Most people are wearing these shirts without ties and now opening that top button leaves the ideal shape. Second is a gently rounded chest pocket shape to provide a softer, more organic look. Of course, we’ve kept all the intricate construction details from the single needle work to locker loop to box pleat.
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.