The popularity, or maybe it is more accurate to say the recognition of the fabric chambray has increased over the past year or so. Most of your favorite brands have been making chambray everything! It comes mostly in blue (better looks if you type in J.Crew), but you can find items in red, and black as well.
I took a look at Google Trends, and the data supports that there has been an increase in searching for chambray this year, versus 2009.
I bought this shirt last winter at the Salvation Army, I don’t remember how much I spent for it, but I am sure it was around $5 or less. The shirt got the works, sleeves slimmed, and the body tapered. I haven’t worn it too much though, but it is a good piece to have and an alternative color to the more popular blue chambray.
The guys over at Street Ettiquette, recently did a post on chambray, for a little history, check them out!
(The before shot, was taken with my P&S, while my DSLR lens was in the shop for repairs. That’s the reason for the color and quality difference in the photos)
Honor Thy Tailor,