It's hard to expand on something that is already so good but we did just that - introducing the Japan Monster Navy Oxford.
This style uses cotton Oxford cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. This oxford comes in at 9oz, almost doubling our standard oxford weight - to say it is beefy is an understatement. The weave is thicker amplifying the texture, it's as if you held a magnifying glass to our 5oz oxford. The dark navy shade is very dark, almost black but it is not too dark due to the prominent white fill. As always, we pre-wash to enhance feel and remove shrink. This is the perfect follow up to an old favorite.
Our fit starts with a beautifully tailored body, not too slim, but definitely fitted. High armholes keep the body lines clean. 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.
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.