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 ginghams. We see so many ginghams and have run so many of them, we almost passed, but by the time they were done we wanted every article of shirting from them for our own collections.
We have done quite a few number of ginghams - but this is not your average gingham. This fabric is crisp while still remaining soft. What really differentiates this gingham from any we have ever offered before is the color combination. A standard gingham is usually two colors - white and another color. This gingham has three colors that pair beautifully with one another, a grey, charcoal and royal blue. A gingham pattern is just classic, something that you know you can wear for seasons to come. In addition to the great color combination and timeless pattern is the light weight of 4oz - this is a shirt you can wear all year round. This will be your favorite gingham for sure.
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.