Classic ginghams are a must have. We could literally fill our closet with them. Make it flannel, heavier weight and woven to perfection in Japan you have the perfect new addition.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. The nice thing about ginghams is that you can play with the pattern, weight and feel to get either a slightly more formal or casual look. This amazing version keeps it a bit more casual. It starts with the pattern. A slightly larger check size (3/8") gives it a bit more informality. A deep grey check is contrasted with a crisp white. You've get enough contrast to pair well with denim or chinos. A solid five ounce weight makes it feel a bit more rugged and substantial and a butter soft flannel finish makes this a shirt you won't want to take off. If you're a gingham fan, you don't want to miss this one.
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.