An indigo lovers dream, this selvedge twill shirting from Japan serves as the perfect medium to highlight the stunning shades that indigo dye can achieve.
This style uses cotton twill cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Selvedge shirting is rare. Indigo dyed versions even more so, and styles with warp and weft getting this dye treatment are the most stunning. This fabric is a perfect example of why. It all starts from a warp and weft in two different tonal blue dye shades. The warp is a dark navy blue, while the weft is a vibrant royal. The result is a dark surface with a vibrant royal blue glow peaking through. Both warp and weft are indigo dyed, which means they'll evolve and get more complex over time. The feel of this twill flowing and soft and it's finished with a white selvedge ID and red ticker.
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 tucked or untucked. 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 and find subtle ways to incorporate the selvedge. 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. The back of the placket gets selvedge edges running the entire length on both right and left sides. We also incorporate the selvedge on the back yoke. Nothing flashy, just a cool detail for you to enjoy each time you put on the shirt. An angular chest pocket completes the front. Our cuffs are double button with rounded corners.
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.