This vintage blue chambray from Japan hits all the right marks: substantial weight, true indigo dye, rugged character. Chambrays like this are in a class of their own.
This style uses cotton chambray cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. When wade deeper into the world of chambrays you can find mills that are going above and beyond. They take weight, shade, and dye to levels that firmly place the fabric in the category those garments in your collection that you consider special. This chambray is exactly such a case. Weight is where it starts. At 6.3 ounces, the feel of this fabric is substantial and dense. The surface is slightly fuzzy and the first touch lets you know this is unusual fabric. The shade is rare and beautiful. Looking at this fabric, we were instantly reminded of the shade of Union Army pants - a pale, almost weathered shade of blue. The icing on the cake is that this shade is achieved using indigo dye on both warp and weft which means your shirt will age beautifully over time. This is rare and unusual chambray to wear proudly.
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.