We're excited to launch our first dobby ever. Awesome texture and the wear-in of indigo yarn makes us think this might be one of our coolest shirting fabrics yet.
This style uses cotton dobby cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Dobby is a special fabric. It's prized for a weave that incorporates geometric patterns that produce extra texture. This particular style incorporates thin vertical lines of open weave that start our quite subtle in raw form. As the fabrics ages and is washed these vertical stripes form amazing points of texture giving the fabric even more depth. Add to this texture indigo yarn throughout and you have something even more special. The wear-in on the fabric is absolutely beautiful. It also a solid 5.8oz fabric to make it feel nice and sturdy. If this style is any example of what the dobby holds we have a feeling we'll be coming back for more.
Our fit starts with a beautifully tailored body, not too slim, but definitely fitted. High armholes keep the body lines clean. The length hits just right so it looks great always. Scooped out sides give the untucked look a bit of extra style. A traditional button down collar is secured with two side buttons and one back and has a nice soft roll.
We labor over every construction detail. Extensive single needle stitching is used throughout. All our closures are made from true mother of pearl. A finely folded locker loop sits over a box pleat on the back yoke. The front placket is also pleated, made the right way, using a true two piece construction. The feel is more substantial and the effort higher, but it's the right way. An angular chest pocket completes the front. Our cuffs are double button with rounded corners.
Button 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.