For the moments when a suit and tie don’t apply, there’s chambray, a loose-fitting and lightweight woven fabric as fit for brunch as it is a backyard project. Levi’s has nailed the formula with its perfect chambray button-down, the Stock Workshirt. Made of 100 percent cotton with a chambray rinse and white buttons, the Workshirt has rough-and-ready elements like a band collar, reinforced stitching that begs to be stressed, and sturdy patch pockets for nuts and bolts (and a handy pencil slot). But since the Workshirt is more than just workwear, tuck it in under a linen suit to pull off a cool summer look, or let it hang loose over dark selvedge jeans when you’re ready to grab a beer. [$68; levi.com]
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