Rugged meets refined. A lighter weight all cotton ripstop from Japan paired with our classic button down style. The match works. These are the new Japan Ripstop Shirts.
When you think button downs, you imagine a classic, refined fabric. We've found a more unusual pairing with this shirting style to be a great option. This fabric from Japan is a perfect example. It starts with ripstop construction. Not just any ripstop though, a 100% cotton version. This is much more unusual for a ripstop, which tends to be nylon. Ripstop is designed to resist tearing by incorporating reinforced threads into the weave in a grid pattern. You see that subtle grid in this fabric and know it's ready to do it's job. It also lends a textured pattern and slightly modern look to the shirt. A lighter 5.4 ounce weight makes this ripstop the ideal all-year shirting fabric. Color choices are deeply saturated and wide ranging. Pick your favorite.
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.