15 Chambray Shirts to Wear in 2020

Mariana Salvo

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

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

Trim Fit Solid Denim Dress Shirt



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

Chambray Shirt

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

Chambray Slim Fit Shirt



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

Stretch Chambray Work Shirt

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



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

Washed Cotton-Chambray Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren


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

Denim Vintage One-Pocket Shirt

Buck Mason


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

Kenmare Denim Shirt

Saturdays NYC


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



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



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

Chambray Button-Down Shirt



A slate gray chambray? Absolutely.

Selvedge Cotton-Chambray Shirt

Mr P.


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

Chemise Hector Button-Up Chambray Shirt



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


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

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