Fun, fresh and versatile - it's our polka dot poplin from Japan.
A well executed polka dot shirt can add a bit of spice to your look while still being quiet enough to fit into any wearing occasion. This is precisely what this version is able to do so well. It starts with a crips, bright white base color. The dot pattern is in contrasting color to add a lively touch, but the dots are small enough to take on a textural look from afar. An extra light 3 ounce weight and dense weave makes these incredibly soft and a true joy to wear.
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.