$195 by RRL
When the chambray shirt reemerged a few years ago, it seemed as though the pale blue cotton fabric—denim's lightweight cousin—might come and go with the workwear craze. This version by Ralph Lauren's rugged RRL line is the perfect example. Rendered in Japanese indigo-dyed chambray, it's finished with authentic fisheye buttons and triple-needle chain stitching for ultimate durability. But these days, you can sport chambray to the office in the form of ties, spread collar dress shirts or even a full suit. You can wear chambray sneakers or a breezy shorts on the beach. Which is to say, such omnipresence proves that this easygoing egalitarian fabric is less of a fad and more of a fact.