Our ongoing hunt for the coolest chambrays around has hit on a totally new and beautiful version from Japan. Meet the Vintage Light Indigo Chambray.
This style uses cotton cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. There are so many dimensions to chambrays - the weave, the color, the grain. We've tried to move well past your traditional blue on white chambray on every dimension. It takes some digging, but when you find an example it's worth the effort. This one is a stunner. The color is what truly sets it apart. The mill designed this fabric so the tinted yellowish beige weft to disappear after wash. The result is a slightly antique cast and a beautifully aged light indigo blue. This version is very densely woven and has nice tight grain lines as a result. At 5 ounces it's wearable all year and a white selvedge ID caps it all off.
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 tucked or untucked. 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 and find subtle ways to incorporate the selvedge. 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. The back of the placket gets selvedge edges running the entire length on both right and left sides. We also incorporate the selvedge on the back yoke. Nothing flashy, just a cool detail for you to enjoy each time you put on the shirt. An angular chest pocket completes the front. Our cuffs are double button with rounded corners.
Buttons 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.