From the same company that brought you Thomas Mason, we introduce you to Albiate 1830.
One of the finest Italian mills around, Albiate has a history that dates all the way back to 1830 when they distributed yarns to mills across Italy. Fast forward to 1920 and they were the first weaving mill that had looms for differently colored cotton fabrics. Today, they specialize in offering the finest yarns that make up the best of the best when it comes to Italian shirting.
We had a couple of the reps stop by our office a few weeks ago and asked if we wanted to see some flannels. We see so many flannels we almost passed, but by the time they were done we wanted every single one of them for our own collections.
Sure, we have done many different flannels but this isn't just any flannel - every detail is a step above any other fabric we have ever seen. The softness of this fabric reminds us of the velvety feel of cashmere - it is that soft. The color combination is amazing as well. The charcoal grey and navy come together nicely with its visually textural heathered look. The pattern is an interesting larger check that is just classic, something that you know you can wear for seasons to come. In addition to the silky soft feel is the weight and coming in at 5.5oz - it's not too light nor is it too heavy, it is perfect worn as is or layered under your favorite jacket. This shirt will not disappoint.
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.