Fabric Glossary: Chambray

Fabric Glossary: Chambray

Published on March 24, 2022

Chambray is a plain-weave fabric, similar to poplin, but generally is made with thicker yarns for a softer and more relaxed look. Chambray dress shirts will often have contrasting yarn colors (one color, one white), which give them a faded appearance. Often confused with denim, chambray is lighter and more breathable and is not constructed with denim's twill-weave pattern. This means you can achieve the same look as your favorite denim shirt without feeling weighed down.
man wearing chambray shirt
Great for both work and leisure, chambray's soft hand feel and breathability make it a perfect lightweight summer or fall option. Chambray dress shirts also age well as they get softer after each wash. Although chambray dress shirts can also be prone to wrinkling, they iron well and usually do not hold creases.

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March 24, 2022 — Deven Shakya

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