Our exploration of classic chambrays dialed up with a fun twist continues. Meet the Anchor Chambray.
A great traditional chambray needs a few key characteristics. This version has it and then goes a step further to make things a bit more fun. The classic foundation comes in the form of deep indigo warp crossed with crisp white weft. This gives us the contrasty, grainy texture we love. A solid 5 ounce weight makes this shirt an all year option. Even if that were all, we'd love this fabric, however, in contrast to the traditional base is a lively addition. Crisp white anchors get printed on the surface. They blend nicely with the white weft in the shirt to brighten the overall look while still being classy. This is a winning combination.
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.