We’re excited to launch the latest edition to the Gustin collection — The Gustin Workshirt. As a company that started 9 years ago making denim, work wear is something we love. Maybe your work is at a desk instead of a job site, but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate classic styles with rugged histories. The Gustin Workshirt is a perfect example of old world roots meeting modern sensibility. With the huge range of fabrics we have in store for this style, it should be a fun ride.
This style uses sanforized raw selvedge twill from one of the finest mills in Japan. Old-world, iconic workwear fabric is the only way to introduce this exciting new product line. You can't top this fabric. The pattern is epic -- an indigo-on-white vertical hickory stripe. It takes you right back to the days of vintage trains. There is a slight green-cast to the overall hue. The feel is as tough as you could want. It's a dense 9.0oz, nicely starched and left raw for you to really break in. You feel protected when you have this workshirt on. A wide white selvedge ID caps it off. This is absolutely beautiful fabric and is available in only a limited quantity (less the few we're adding to our personal collections).
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.