Our third installment of the merino wool shirt to keep you warm all winter long. This is another from a limited run of merino wools from Pendleton Woolen Mills.
This style is made out of 100% fine micron virgin wool from Pendleton Woolen Mills in the USA. If you're looking for the finest wool, Pendleton tops the list. When we considered using wool for our traditional button down, Merino was the clear winner. It's prized for suppleness, a non-scratchy hand and the ability to retain heat without being too warm. This might be the ideal winter button down. It feels amazing. It drapes nicely, practically wrinkle resistant and will layer nicely under any jacket. The blending of navy, black, grey and white make this a very classic color combination that will go with almost anything you decide to pair with it. The weight comes in at 7oz but because of the tight weave, it really feels more like 10oz. This is a button down will be a staple in your winter collection.
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.