A Favorite Spring Staple: Chambray Shirt

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A Vintage Yellow Tie is a perfect complement to the shirt's fabric.

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When it comes to the details, keep it simple.

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Chambray is the perfect fabric for the gentleman on-the-go.

Dressing up a chambray shirt with ease

Today we are pleased welcome a brand new permanent member of the HSS Team–Steven Elliott. Steven joins HSS as our new Managing Editor. Steven’s style and voice are very much in the HSS mold and he brings a keen eye for editorial and strategy to the table as well. We’re thrilled to have him and excited for what is to come on the site. Please give him a warm welcome and be sure to  follow him on Instagram. –BTS

With warmer weather on the horizon, it seems like a great time to start moving on from your layer-focused clothing to lighter and more spring appropriate garments. One of my favorite spring staples is of course, the chambray shirt. Its breathable, plain-weave construction makes it versatile, easy-wearing and transitional when the temperatures start to shift.

Similar to your typical OCBD, the chambray shirt should be considered a blank canvas that you can build on for any look. Navy, gray or brown, the unique look of chambray works with everything in your wardrobe.

chambray shirt dressed up outfit


chambray shirt dressed up outfit

| WEARING | Genoa Navy Suit, Spread Collar Chambray Shirt, Beckett Simonon Yates Brogues, Yellow Paisley Tie, Orient Bambino v2 | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Victoria Saperstein

Typically worn as a casual shirt, chambray has really made a breakthrough as a dressed-up shirt option for today’s modern man. Rightfully so, wearing chambray with a suit is easy, looks good and of course, seasonally appropriate for spring.

NOTE: Since we’re dressing up this chambray shirt, opt for a spread or cutaway collar version. Button-down versions work best for a buisness casual look.

chambray shirt dressed up outfit

Shown here, I paired the shirt with a vintage paisley tie for a more formal feel. Since most of the outfit is based on a shade of blue, the yellow adds just the right pop of color and complements the shirt perfectly.

chambray shirt dressed up outfit

Whether you’re getting ready for a day at the office or meeting friends for a drink after, think of chambray as a spring-ready, versatile shirt option.

Thanks for reading! Very excited to be on the team here at He Spoke Style and look forward to sharing much more with you all.

Stylishly Yours,

Steven D. Elliott
He Spoke Style


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  • syed mohsin husain

    looks good and of course, seasonally appropriate for spring.

  • http://cutandbasted.com Sam

    Good first post!

    • Steven Elliott

      Thank you so much.

  • http://www.hodinkee.com/ Eric Wind

    Congratulations, Steven!! Best regards, Eric Wind

    • Steven Elliott

      Thank you Eric. I’m a big admirer of your work.

  • LAStyleGuy

    Welcome, Steven and a great look—although I don’t think I’d wear braces with trousers that have belt loops. That small nit aside, fabulous outfit.

    • Steven Elliott

      You’re absolutely correct Bruce. This was an older suit that I added buttons to. I prefer side adjusters if I’m wearing braces. Thank you for your kind words as well.

  • Jim Sears

    Just got into Proper Cloth myself recently. Welcome aboard. And great IG btw.

    • Steven Elliott

      Thank you. Look forward to growing with this community.

  • Anthony Thomas