An ancient design treated to our all-American button down style. It's a perfect way to add fun variety in a garment you can wear all year long.
The paisley is an ancient design. The teardrop shape is thought to have originated in Persia and was popularized in the 18th century. What we appreciate most about this shirting is how the paisley pattern adds different levels of character depending on the perspective. From afar it presents as a textural element. When you get up close you see all the incredible artistry and detail that makes up each tear drop. While complex, the pattern lends a slight look of formality. This version has a rich red base with contrasting white pattern. It's a great option to dress up raw denim or to compliment a classic pair of chinos.
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.