When it comes to high-quality shirting, chambrays are some of the best out there for many reasons. For one thing, most chambray shirts are functional as hell (especially if you’re donning a work shirt style). Secondly, they’re effortlessly stylish, almost a style hack, throw one of these on with a white tee with the sleeves cuffed up, and you just look good. Not to mention, chambray fabric pairs well with almost any bottom you can throw at it – selvedge indigo raws, black denim, chinos, wool trousers, they even look good worn down with a pair of board shorts. Last but not least, they hold up extremely well over time and look all the better for it.
This vintage-style indigo cloth is as versatile of a shirting fabric as they come, they’re a go-to for so many denim heads for a reason. They’re typically very lightweight, making them ideal for layering. Chambray also ages much like a denim would. Fades and fade lines develop in areas of pressure and rubbing, the indigo chips off, and the cotton’s white core reveals itself over time. Chambrays and linen shirts are among the few shirting options that actually look better when they’re crocked, frayed, and generally aged.
With spring on the horizon, we’re showing off trusted chambrays from our personal collection and telling you why they work for us in this edition of Staff Select. We hope you’re inspired to pick up a high-quality light blue shirt of your own to reflect on.
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