Apr
7
2014
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of Valet.

Work shirt,
$195 by RRL

Chambray,
All Day

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.

 

Spread collar shirt, $79 by Suitsupply

 

Suit jacket, $358 and pants, $188 by J.Crew

 

CVO sneaker, $65 by Sperry Top-Sider

 
 

Ballcap, $40
by J.Crew

 

Tie, $68
by Ernest Alexander

 
 

Field jacket, $715 by White Mountaineering

 

Shorts, $41 by ASOS

 
 
What is chambray?

A hardy fabric consisting of warp (up and down) threads in one color, often indigo, and a white weft (left to right) thread.

 

Island shirt,
$173 by Battenwear

 
 

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