A Modern History: Chambray
And The Brands That Rep Them Best
The town of Cambrai, where Chambray is said to have been created, is located in Northwest France. Cambric, as it was originally called, is a lightweight plain weave fabric, originally made from linen.
It first gained prominence in the US in the early 1900’s as a staple in Naval uniforms. The term “blue collar” comes from the popularity of chambray among the working class within the United States.
The material is made from 100% cotton and is formed by a colored warp and often a white weft (horizontal thread in the weave) to form a heathered look. Although the typical style is blue, chambray comes in multiple colors.
This chambray shirt from Crewcuts reps the original style perfectly. Extremely versatile, and like most jeans, matches most options in your wardrobe.
This Blu & Blue’s chambray romper is great for playing outside or just hanging around the house. Alas, “Chambray All Day” has never fit so well. Crafted in a polka dot chambray fabric and fully lined with soft feel jersey, this romper provides extra comfort to whomever is lucky enough to wear.
Chambray isn’t just for apparel. Next time you’re picking out new kicks, make sure to give this versatile material a shot; it’s super comfy and breathes well. These Vans are a complement to any Wardrobe.
Les Petits Carreaux’s Japanese and French inspired design is made from a soft chambray fabric. This longsleeve number includes a French inspired “Pierrot” collar. Just the number for the arrival of Spring.
This Kenzo shortsleeve button down adds some pizzazz to the normal look of chambray. The unique patches infuse color into a style that is known for its simplicity.
We’re always excited to feature a NYC based brand, Egg By Susan Lazar started in 2003. They’ve really hit the mark! The wood buttons, and pocket, add details to keep your child looking sharp.