Think of it as workplace classic made cool through the use of really great color. This is the new Micro Grid shirting.
When we see a tight grid pattern in a more fine cotton composition we see something suitable for work. You might think this a less than cool option, but it possesses a timeless sensibility that keeps it relevant today. The way to make it more fun is by using absolutely great combinations of color. That's what this shirt does so well. A midnight blue base is paired with a tri-color micro grid rendered in red, yellow and tan. It creates unique color fade look as the the grid colors interact with each other. We hate picking favorites, but this is definitely the office winner for us.
This shirt is sewn up in our Classic 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 made 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.