A bit like stepping back in time in all the best ways, this fabric expertly combines color and pattern to create a true throw-back style. This is the new Retro Plaid in long sleeve form.
Some shirting instantly transports you. It's usually the palette of colors, maybe the pattern, but there is something about the design that takes you back. That's why we love these Retro Plaids. Pure vintage goodness. It starts with a big, bold plaid pattern. Big squares of color, thin lines, thick lines. This is not a subtle presentation. Next the color. Vintage combinations in a wide range - this version uses a the retro Gulf Oil inspired blue and orange.
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.