15 Chambray Shirts to Wear With Suits, Jeans, and Everything In Between

You probably know this by now, but just in case, let’s make one thing very clear right off the bat: You should really have a chambray shirt or two in your wardrobe. The vibe is easygoing but practical, offering a laid-back look that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A chambray shirt knocks the formality out of a suit, pairs incredibly well with chinos, and even looks great with a pair of jeans (go ahead, try it).

If you’re looking to get technical, chambray is woven differently than denim, resulting in an airier feel to the fabric. But nowadays, there are also a lot of great denim shirts that mimic lightweight, chilled-out chambray, so you’ll find a few of those in the mix below, too. (We won’t give the secret away if you won’t.) Whether you’re looking for something to wear to work or on the weekend, here are 15 can’t-miss options.

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Chambray Long-Sleeve Work Shirt

Uniqlo uniqlo.com


You can always count on Uniqlo for something well made, affordable, and simply stylish.

Trim Fit Solid Denim Dress Shirt

1901 nordstrom.com


If you like your denim super-light and ready for the office, this one’s for you.

Chambray Shirt

Gap gap.com


Not all chambray has to be blue. Try red if you want to mix things up a bit.

Chambray Slim Fit Shirt

Everlane everlane.com


Or perhaps you’d prefer a grayish-blue color. Graphite? We’re gonna call it graphite.

Stretch Chambray Work Shirt

J.Crew jcrew.com


J.Crew, the brand that arguably kicked off the menswear’s chambray revolution a little more than a decade ago, still makes a great version of the two-pocket work shirt.

Winterdale Chambray Shirt

Madewell nordstrom.com


Come to think of it, so does J.Crew’s denim-centric sibling brand, Madewell.

Washed Cotton-Chambray Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren mrporter.com


Because, admit it, you love the idea of having a polo pony on your chambray shirt.

Denim Vintage One-Pocket Shirt

Buck Mason buckmason.com


If light-wash denim isn’t so much your scene, try a darker wash for a more minimal look. 

Kenmare Denim Shirt

Saturdays NYC saturdaysnyc.com


This one’s a little heavier, with a reversed pocket on the righthand side of the chest. Try wearing it open over a tee.

Penny Regular Fit Button-Up Work Shirt

Faherty nordstrom.com


The perfect après-surf shirt. (Or, if you don’t surf, the perfect way to channel that vibe.)

Levon Button-Down Collar Cotton-Chambray Shirt

NN07 mrporter.com


Try this one with a suit, sans tie. Just for fun.

Chambray Button-Down Shirt

Closed nordstrom.com


A slate gray chambray? Absolutely.

Selvedge Cotton-Chambray Shirt

Mr P. mrporter.com


This one’s made of selvage fabric, for a little extra denimhead detail.

Chemise Hector Button-Up Chambray Shirt

A.P.C. nordstrom.com


This shirt is just as well suited (pun intended) to being dressed up as it is to pairing with slim chinos for your weekend outings.

Chambray Shirt in Indigo Print

Omnigod for J.Crew jcrew.com


An indigo enthusiast’s delight—and made in Japan, to boot.

Jonathan Evans is the style director of Esquire, covering all things fashion, grooming, accessories, and, of course, sneakers.

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