When we ran across this denim we were kind of excited, we saw so many possibilities for it, jeans, a jacket and of course a workshirt.
The Gustin workshirt made from sanforized raw selvedge denim from one of the finest mills in Japan. This fabric starts with a solid foundation - a bright indigo warp and a crisp white weft. The weave and yarn take this fabric in a totally new direction. The weave is very open, allowing for weft show through like we rarely see. It creates intense brightness, where the white weft is almost as powerful a color as the blue warp. Add in extra slubby yarn and you get a streakiness almost like the Pima Fires. There is graininess throughout the surface. This is denim with a look you don't see every day. A very cool red/white/red selvedge ID makes it that much sweeter. This is a great workshirt to give your collection a bit more pop- and the best part it looks great with any type of denim. We are finishing it off with white thread, giving you that added contrast to really make all of the shirt's detail sing brightly.
There are a number of construction details that define our workshirt. The first is ample triple needle work with a classic chain stitch runoff. Triple needle is a specialized stitch not found on a standard button downs and that serves as the heart of any good work shirt. Ours gets triple need flat felled yoke and side seams with chain stitched bottoms. We also allow the side seam chain stitch to “runoff” the end giving you three chain stitch ends on each side. We bar tack to ensure the runoff can’t compromise the security of the side seam. The second detail is double chest pockets. We keep ours a bit cleaner, without flaps, but use button closures and double bar tacks in each corner for added strength. The left chest pocket gets the addition of a small pen slot. The third detail is side hem gussets. It’s a small functional element and looks absolutely great. On our selvedge styles we incorporate the selvedge on the bottom. Finally, we love the chin strap. Ours is small enough to be tasteful while still reminding you of the work wear roots of the garment. We created new custom Corozo buttons specifically for our work shirts. They’re a deep navy shade with a slightly domed top and two holes for securing. Overall, this is one of our most intricately constructed garments and one of the most costly to produce.
For production on these, we're teaming up with a small shop that exclusively sews reproduction workwear for Japanese brands - always above $300 per shirt. Their work is immaculate, and we're excited to be partnering with them.
Our workshirts will be available in our Classic fit and new Slim fit. The Classic fit is essentially our current button down fit. The main difference is in details around construction - no back box pleat, differently shaped side scoops - but the key dimensions in the shoulders, chest and waist are the same. We’ve had a huge volume of requests for a slimmer fitting shirt so we’re please to launch it with the workshirt. We’ll be extending this fit to our standard button downs soon. The Slim fit has a more tailored body as compared to our Classic fit. Chest and waist come in to provide a more fitted option. Details are in our fit guide now.