We love a good fresh plaid and this one is a close relative to one of our favorites. With denim or chinos, it's a loyal companion.
This style uses cotton poplin cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. When we reach for a shirt to go with a crisp pair of raws or a classic khaki chino, we always tend to reach for a color that goes with most everything. Sometimes it's an Oxford or a Chambray, but a great plaid can liven things up. This version has a classic plaid pattern, with a deep wine base shade that's boxed in by channels of thick and thin lines in bright white. The result is the perfect combination of color and pattern in an extra soft, lighter weight material. This is a great staple to have in your closet.
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. 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.
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.