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Tuesday, September 15

Chambray

[SHAM-brey]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: American English, early 19th century

1.

A linen-finished gingham cloth with a white weft and a colored warp, producing a mottled appearance.

Examples of Chambray in a sentence

"He wore a blue chambray shirt with pearl snap buttons."

"Chambray will be making a comeback in stores this fall."

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About Chambray

Chambray is a specific type of fabric woven with a white weft and colored warp. If you're not a weaver this might not mean much, but it produces a slightly mottled colored fabric.

Did you Know?

Fans of the "Canadian Tuxedo" will have a bit of chambray in their closet. Most modern chambray is a lightweight verson of denim, and will complete an all-blue jeans ensemble quite nicely.

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