Shirts | Chambray Shirting with Ernest Alexander

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Chambray shirts have made a tremendous resurgence into all realms of fashion (menswear & womenswear). With its roots and heritage in work and naval wear, the chambray shirt has the unique ability to get better with age. New York based haberdasher,Ernest Alexander, has designed a line of chambray work shirts that are functional and overwhelmingly stylish.

Secretly functional adages like a hidden button down collar and almost invisible elbow patches, are a part of the charm of this shirt. Even though chambray is a year round fabric, this shirt is constructed from, quite possibly, the lightest material I’ve ever worn (perfect for this hot summer). Most of us aren’t wearing chambray as factory style work wear, but, we can definitely work this shirt into our daily wardrobe effortlessly. Here are two looks to give you some inspiration on to how to style your chambray shirt.

Style Tips With Chambray Shirt:

  •  Chambray shirts get better with age. Wear it often and wear it well.
  •  This particular shirt has hidden buttons under the collar, which makes this shirt perfect to wear without a tie, your collar will stay in place perfectly.
  •  Pairs great with dark denim, tailored suits or white/khaki chinos.
  •  When pairing with a suit, opt for a more tailored shirt like this one. Some chambray shirts are poorly fitted off the rack, so try them on before purchasing.
  •  A chambray shirt is the perfect beach shirt. Throw it on with your trunks or keep it on hand for those brisk nights.

 

Urban Safari Style

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt

Blue Calder Chambray Work Shirt by Ernest Alexander | Safari Jacket by H&M | White Wash Alpha Khakis by Dockers | Blonde Tortoise Shell Wayfarer by Ray-ban via Coastal.com 

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt

 

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt

Suede Handmade Double Monk Strap Shoes by V. Artigiano

Suited For Work

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt

Calder Blue Chambray Work Shirt by Ernest Alexander | Custom Double Breasted Suit by Dragon Inside |

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt

 Joseph Marc Aviators via Coastal.com | Lapel Flower by Jack Lapel | Linen Pocket Square by The Tie Bar

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt

 

Ernest Alexander Calder Chambray Work Shirt & Maxwell Scott Lorenzo BriefcaseMaxwell Scott Lorenzo Briefcase 

Check out www.ErnestAlexander.com & @ErnestAlexander via Twitter.

Best,

Sabir

@MensStylePro

Photography by Marina T. Peele (@Cantwinklefty)

Editor In Chief/Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man, Sabir finds his way around the web in an attempt to seek out "the cool" of #menswear. Stay updated on Men's Style Pro doings on Twitter & Instagram @MensStylePro.

  • http://gravatar.com/jroq215 Jarrod King

    I like the idea of the hidden button-down collar. Very unique. And your urban safari look is great!

    • http://www.mensstylepro.com Sabir M Peele

      HI Jarrod,

      Thanks for dropping by. The hidden button down collar maybe the best shirt feature around.

      Best,

      Sabir

  • RicksonByArmbar

    Is this the same Calder blue on the website? The pictures on the website show the blue version being dark than what you’re wearing.

    Thank you.

    • http://www.mensstylepro.com Sabir M Peele

      Hi Rickson,

      It’s the same blue shirt after a few washes. It’s darker in person too!

      Best,

      Sabir

  • Dan

    Love the shirt, a little too expensive for me though. Any alternative, and affordable recommendations?

    • http://www.mensstylepro.com Sabir M Peele

      Hi Dan,

      This shirt is at a higher price point and that would be due to craftsmanship, quality and being made in the US. Brands that typically carry similar style shirts at a lower price are J.Crew, Gap, Converse, Frank & Oak and Target. You’ll be hard pressed to find a shirt with the specific details of hidden button down collars and elbow patches.

      Best,

      Sabir

      • Dan

        Thanks for the quick response Sabir. I was looking at J.Crew and Frank & Oak, but I just can’t seem to find that specific blue; it’s stunning.

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