Bold, bright and rare - this is the new Selvedge Chambray from Japan.
We just started re-introducing our selvedge shirting this year and we had to add some great chambrays in a few non traditional styles. Color is the first thing that draws you in. Bright and vibrant - this anything but the standard indigo-on-white you typically see in the style. It's a great warm weather look or option to liven up a pair of raw denim. Next comes a dense and soft 6 ounce base. There's real substance to this fabric that lends it sense of durability. A fine slub grain is present in the surface to add character. Finally, the red selvedge ID incorporate into the placket and back yoke is a reminder that you're wearing a rare shirting fabric.
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.