Autumn wardrobe essential: the chambray shirt

This lightweight yet sturdy fabric is the ideal menswear choice for chillier temperatures.

Robert Chilton October 23, 2017

Chambray may sound like a monsieur who plays on the left wing for PSG, but it’s actually the name of a versatile fabric that is lighter than denim but heavier than cotton, making it the perfect option for an autumn climate.

While some fellas find denim too heavy for shirts, chambray is the next step down in weight and therefore is a little more flexible and will move with you. Yet, it still has the denim look that never goes out of fashion.


Chambray shirts are a popular fixture of autumn menswear collections, and online shirt retailer Shirt By Hand has a good range. The excellently-priced and convenient tailor-made service in the UAE carries chambray options in various shades of blue.

After a swift measuring procedure at your home or office, the Netherlands based company delivers the shirts in smart boxes to your door in around three weeks at prices that start at AED 345 each.