If you’re a true Oxford shirting connoisseur today is your lucky day. We’re bringing you some of the best Italy has to offer, made by likely the most respected mill in the country. These two oxfords are truly a thing of beauty and we're offering them at an incredible value for this level of shirting.
This style uses cotton oxford cloth from Albiate in Italy. What we love most about this fabric is how the mill has taken this classic shirting material and made it even better. The foundation has to be the perfect weight an amazing feel. There is no better mill in our experience to deliver on these characteristics than Albiate. This is a line of the parent company of world famous Thomas Mason and everything they touch is magic. They have a way making fabric that sounds normal and making it feel extraordinary. These Oxfords are no exception. The weight is perfect at 5 ounces but it just feels denser and softer than you'd expect. This is the Albiate magic - using the best yarns and best technique. It's a perfect year round weight and feels luscious on. This black color uses a sulfur dye process so that, like the indigo version, the color can age beautifully over time. This is a true collector Oxford.
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.