We’re bringing you some of the best Italy has to offer, made by likely the most respected mill in the country. These two jacquards are truly a thing of beauty and we're offering them at an incredible value for this level of shirting.
This style uses cotton jacquard cloth from Albiate in Italy. Jacquards add a level of texture to shirting that gives them a wonderful depth you rarely see. The key to us is finding styles where the weave is subtle enough to add richness without being over the top. Albiate, is a master at striking this balance. These two styles start with a silky smooth and soft base. They will gladly claim the position of the most comfortable shirts you wear. The 5 ounce weight lends enough body to make them feel durable and sturdy. The small dot pattern woven into each is where things get truly stunning. The pattern is small and tight enough to create a wonderful visual texture while remaining subtle. The color combination is spot on. A dark indigo base with tonal dots in a slightly lighter blue complement each other perfectly. While Japan may be masters of slubby big weight shirting, we think you'll be hard pressed to beat Italy on amazing feel and subtlety of construction.
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.