If you ask people who makes the absolute finest shirting material, one name keeps coming up: Thomas Mason. Their fabric is simply stunning. It takes the quintessential Italian fabric personality to the highest form — an indescribably soft and luxurious feel combined with spot on shade and pattern. We think you’ll be hard pressed to find a better value on an all-American sewn version than what we’re bringing you today.
This style uses cotton flannel cloth from Thomas Mason out of Italy. Thomas Mason is widely considered one of the highest quality shirting lines in world. Originating in England, the brand has been milling fine shirting since 1796, with production now done in Italy. It starts with the feel. We use a lot of great shirting, but we can safely say that none feels this luxuriously soft. The instant we brought this sample back to the office we started fighting over who would get to keep it. It just feels amazing. The lightly brushed surface makes for an even softer feel. All this translates into a shirt that contours to your body and fits superbly. You really don't want to take it off and you'll find yourself reaching for it first in your closet. Next comes the pattern. It's a classic gingham check, but the checks are sized perfectly to create the right level of casual refinement. This cranberry gingham is a perfect fall color - there's just enough intensity without being too bright. It's spot on and pairs perfectly with denim or chinos. You might think you're buying this shirt for special occasions, but once you get it, you'll be wearing it everyday.
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.