When we find colors that work perfectly with raw denim we just can't help ourselves. In our updated Classic shirt style, the Magenta plaid gets even better.
This style uses cotton poplin cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. The combination of colors in this plaid is what drew us in. Magentas give it color while muted tans keep it mellow. Thin purple/blue lines bring it all together. It just works. The pattern is classic and the lighter weight makes it super comfortable. We pre-wash to enhance the feel and to reduce shrink. We can't wait to get this on with some crisp dark indigo denim.
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 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.