Chambray is often mistaken for denim, and it’s easy to see why. Both were invented in France, and both are indigo-dyed. With this in mind and considering our denim mill’s expertise, it made perfect sense that we’d stumble upon incredible chambray in Japan.
Same But Different
Chambray and denim do have similarities, but they are very much different fabrics. Denim’s weave is twill, making it a rougher fabric. However chambray is a plain weave, giving it a smoother feel.
Rugged But Light
Having the tightly twisted yarn and indigo dye of denim coupled with a plain weave means you get the best of both worlds: a cloth that is durable like denim, yet much more breathable.
From far away, chambray will look light indigo blue. However, once you look closer you will see that the weave of blue and white thread creates a subtle two-tone criss-cross pattern.
The Making Of
Turning the best Japanese chambray into the best shirts in the world.
The same highly twisted yarns that you find in denim make our chambray a stronger, denser finished fabric.
A classic plain weave- one over, one under- means a fine, even texture and strong yet lightweight fabric.
Cutting & Sewing
All of our patterns need to be carefully adjusted to allow for the shrinkage that will happen in the wash after the shirt is sewn.
We use the same wash experts for our chambray as we do for our denim, and the result is just as special.