The best way to liven up a classic, dark indigo warp denim is with a vividly bright weft. Usually you just don't see it done, but we struck gold for you today - meet the Rust Weft 13.5 workshirt. Fair warning, this is a super limited run, so act fast.
The Gustin workshirt is made from sanforized raw denim from one of the finest mills in Japan. We love days like today. Bringing you crazy cool, crazy rare denim is what we do. Vividly colored wefts are a rare find so we're excited to have stumbled on a small cache. This style starts classic with a dark, pure indigo warp. A super bright rust weft makes is extra special. You can see the rust showing through the top surface, creating a rust casted workshirt like no other. At 13.5 ounces it's a solid weight and there is a nice amount of starch. If your favorite color is red, you won't be disappointed.
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. 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.