Its heritage is in breathable uniforms for construction workers and repairmen, but today this versatile fabric is a summer wardrobe staple. Typically woven with a colored warp and white weft (what that means to you: a slightly textured look), this style makes a great lightweight alternative to your favorite denim shirt.
Two we like:
- Gap Wrinkle-Resistant Chambray Standard Fit Shirt [$60; www.gap.com]
- Hugo Boss Jason Slim-Fit Italian Cotton Chambray Dress Shirt [$175; www.hugoboss.com]