A warm, crisp color palette with a soft and supple hand. You won't be disappointed with this deadstock cotton/wool blend plaid from Japan.
This style uses cotton/wool blend cloth from one of the finest mills in Japan. This fabric is a thing of beauty - not only is the ombre plaid pattern interesting, the hand feel is silky smooth. The combination of rust, navy blue and white come together in a cohesive way, creating a fresh color palette. Wool blends have a tendency to feel scratchy, that isn't the case with this style, the 5% of wool added still keep this style velvety soft. Coming in at 5oz, this shirt feels heavier than it is due to the yarn size being so lofty and the slight addition of the wool - it will layer perfectly under your favorite jacket.
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.