This chambray from Japan has so many elements we love it's hard to even know where to start telling the story. Color, weight, texture and composition are perfectly balanced in this special fabric.
This style uses cotton-linen blend chambray cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. To us, a top tier shirting fabric is one that can take every characteristic of a material to the absolute highest level. This chambray is a perfect example. It starts with a significant 8 ounce weight. It's one of the heaviest chambrays we've used and has a very dense weave. The weight is balanced by an unusually full and supple feel, aided by a rare linen blend composition. The warp is a brilliantly bright sky blue. The weft is a crisp white, using highly slubby yarn which creates a beautiful graininess with small yarn slubs dotting the fabric surface. This type of texture and depth in shirting material is extremely rare and makes this shirt a cut above.
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. 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 $250 to $300. The Gustin model, with your support, lets us do much better.