Linen blend comfort wrapped in color and pattern that scream vintage.
Some fabrics come in and we want them so much personally that we just have to offer them to you as well. The Vintage Linen Plaids are a great example. Each element comes together perfectly in these shirts. It starts with the composition - a blend of cotton and linen. The cotton lends a sturdiness ease, while the linen adds warm weather comfort and a wonderfully soft and flowing feel. The pattern is a classic and bold plaid but it's the combination of colors that really put these shirts over the top. Each uses a softly faded palette, as if the shirt had been warn well for many years of sunny summer days. It's an ideal combination of comfort and easy style.
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.