Indigo shirting with a special twist in the form of a Japanese wabash discharge dying that creates a small, bright dot pattern.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. What makes this fabric special is the printing process called wabash, the term for discharge printing. The fabric is indigo dyed and then the polka dot pattern is created by discharge printing, which actually removes the indigo from the fabric through an oxidation process. Although relatively rare, some of the nicest shirting we come across is indigo dyed. This style is a great example - it has a light, powdery blue indigo shade that's beautifully rich. It's combined with a small bright white dot pattern to bring it to a new level. The material is a nice light weight perfect for the summer months or easily layered under your favorite jacket for cooler weather. Yes, we're obsessed with indigo.
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 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. 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.