A Chambray Shirt Guide

17 February 2022

Just like denim, the chambray shirt has transcended its turn-of-the-century military and workwear origins to become a modern-day wardrobe staple. We've always stocked a number of options here at Trunk, whether smart shirts fit for the office or casual camp collar models ready for summer holidays, chambray is a versatile fabric that works with just about any style. Below, we guide you through our current offering of men's chambray shirts, each one with its own subtle differences that make the best of this most versatile of fabrics.

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Trunk Audley Chambra...

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Trunk Audley Chambray Shirt

Designed in-house and made in Portugal, the Audley shirt is our version of the ideal everyday shirt. It features a clean spread collar and real mother of pearl buttons, while the size and cut has been designed so that it can be worn both tucked and untucked and in any setting. The chambray cloth has been specially sourced from Italy and is exceptionally soft from the very first wear. Wear it with anything, from shorts or chinos to an unstructured suit and tie.

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MCR Japanese Chambra...

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MCR Japanese Chambray Shirt

One of our best selling shirts, this MCR chambray shirt is cut and tailored in Italy from a Japanese cloth that is, in our opinion, one of the best. It has a substantial weight that makes it perfect for year-round wear and a delightfully slubby handle that provides soft texture and warmth. Like the majority of shirts we offer, it's neither too smart nor too casual, and can be worn (as we often do) under a tailored jacket and trousers or with denim jeans and a field jacket.

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Finamore Classic Cha...

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Finamore Classic Chambray Sport Shirt

A combination of hand-sewn details and fine fabrics make Finamore's shirts some of the most premium we offer. Our Classics range is a perennial range of easy-wearing sports shirts with soft unlined collars and washed fabrics. The cloth used for our chambray option is no exception, washed and supremely soft from the get-go it's available in both a spread and button-down collar.

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Salvatore Piccolo Ch...

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Salvatore Piccolo Chambray Shirt

Salvatore Piccolo's Neapolitan-made shirts have been a mainstay on our shelves for years and are by far the smartest offering on this list. Formal details such as mitred cuffs, back darts and a slim fit make this chambray shirt the perfect option for the office or a summer wedding, while the cloth itself has a wonderfully pronounced crosshatch texture that will compliment a fresco suit or hopsack jacket. Wear it with or without a tie.

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