This Gingham from Japan has so many elements we love it's hard to even know where to begin. Color, weight, texture and composition are perfectly balanced in this special fabric.
This style uses linen/cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. Summer means we get to experiment with some new compositions. Linen is a go-to and we like how light and airy this particular fabric is. It starts with a chunky gingham. A heather grey and white meld perfectly to create great visual texture. The feel of this fabric is outstanding. With a 36% linen composition, you get the wonderful drape this fiber is known for as well as it's reputation for staying cool in warmer weather. This is simply an outstanding summer shirt that is a stellar denim, chino or chino short companion.
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.