How can you make a vintage plaid shirt even better? Use real indigo dye with contrasting fiery red yarn. This is the Indigo Fire shirt from Japan.
This style has all the ingredients that make up a true collector shirt. It starts with feel. A dense yet soft twill base lends this shirt a heft that's just a cut above your average style. Next comes the timeless pattern - a bold large scale plaid. This pattern sets the stage for the truly special element in this shirt - color. The inky dark blue comes from real indigo dye. Rare in shirting, it will softly age in time. An absolutely bright, fiery red is the perfect contrast, bringing a true vintage look to these styles. The perfect shirt for anyone who loves old school style with special ingredients.
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.