If you're a true fabric connoisseur, this is a must have chambray -- woven in Japan, beautiful grain, supple feel, bright red selvedge ID and ultra rare natural indigo plant dye.
This style uses cotton selvedge chambray from one of the finest mills in Japan. Let's take a closer look at this super rare and beautiful chambray. It is hands down the most expensive shirting fabric we have used. It's not a hit you over the head loud fabric. It's built for the true fabric connoisseur that knows beauty is sometimes found in the smallest of details. It starts with extra rare natural indigo dye. This dye process is rarely used as it's quite expensive, but the result is beautiful. The shade on this shirt hits the perfect, pure indigo blue that comes to mind when you think chambray. Next is the grain. This is a finely woven chambray with great crosshatching throughout. The subtle contrast of white with the indigo yarn brings out more life and great texture. The feel is extra supple after washing. It gets a bright red selvedge ID that is extra wide. This is the kind of fabric you just treat simply and let stand on its own.
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.