Houndstooth is a distinguished classic that you should have in your closet.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan.
Dating back to it's Lowland Scottish roots, this pattern has some history behind it. Fast forward to present day and this pattern is still widely used in everything from suits to shirts. You have a miniature houndstooth that run vertically and horizontally. Up close the pattern is somewhat bold, but from afar it all blends together harmoniously. The color combination of blue and white is always a winner. The little pops of magenta and mustard yellow add a little more dimension to this check. This pattern can be easily dressed up or down, pairing well with a wide range of bottoms from denim to chinos. The best part of this shirt is how soft and supple it is, this is one of those cozy shirts that you won't want to take off at the end of the day.
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.