Words by Benjamin Armitage
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.
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.
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 or with denim jeans and a field jacket.
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 Classic range is a perennial offering of easy-wearing sports shirts with soft unlined collars (in both a spread and button-down)
and even softer washed fabrics. The cloth used for our chambray option is no exception, washed and supremely soft from the get-go, it's the perfect mid blue colour.
Gitman Vintage Chambray Shirt
We've stocked the classic Oxford shirt from Gitman Vintage for years now, so it made perfect sense to add a chambray to our year-round offering from the American shirt-maker. Made from a Japanese chambray cloth with a delightfully slubby texture, it features Gitman's classic button-down collar, rear yoke with added locker loop, and is finished with our collaborative vintage neck label. From this list, it's the most regular fitting shirt, making it perfect for casual outfits and wearing on the weekend.