Japanese Washed Indigo Chambray
Don’t worry about shrinkage — we’ll account for that automatically based on fabric choice. You can fine-tune your collar size down to 0.1” or adjust any of the 16 other customizable size parameters when you create a custom size.
Sleeve length is measured from the center back to the edge of the shoulder and down to the end of the cuff. Fine-tune your sleeve length down to 0.1” or adjust any of the 16 other customizable size parameters when you create a custom size.
Slim Fit will be nicely fitted, yet comfortable. Super Slim Fit is for those that prefer a particularly trim fit and are not bothered by slight tightness or limited range of motion. Classic Fit is a more generous, roomy fit that won’t hug the body closely.
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Shirt Style Details
Soft Ivy Button Down Collar
Collar roll. And plenty of it. This decidedly casual collar style is more expressive than most modern button down collars.
Soft Long One Button Cuff
The same shape as our long one button barrel, but without the stiff fusing. Soft, comfortable, and a good match for casual style shirts.
Soft Front Placket, Rounded Pocket
Great for casual shirts. A soft, unfused front placket makes for a relaxed look.
Roma Buttons i
A beautiful off-white faux mother-of-pearl button. Made from a high quality plastic resin. Very durable.
A 2” curved front and back shirttail hem with reinforced side seam gussets.
Change any of these shirt details, add a monogram, and more by customizing this shirt.
Woven and indigo dyed in Japan, this selvage chambray is the real deal.
It’s made in small batches on shuttle looms, a technique pioneered in America and perfected by Japanese mills that creates the slightly uneven weave that gives this light indigo chambray incredible visual texture. The hand is remarkably soft. The color is beautifully faded and the texture is interesting while remaining subtle. Long story short: the perfect, timeless chambray shirt.
From sourcing the perfect denim from a 185-year-old mill in Italy to testing washes with our factory for months on end, we labor over every detail of our washed indigo shirts. Each of them starts out as a plain or textured weave fabric that’s been dyed heavily with indigo. After being cut and sewn, the shirts are then garment washed using either a light enzyme, soda, or bleaching process. It‘s this process that gives each shirt its beautiful color and unique fading around the seams. While garment washed indigo and denim shirts are a popular product in the ready-to-wear market, they haven‘t previously been available in a custom fit or design due to the bulk production required for the washing process. We‘ve worked closely with our suppliers to bring you the first truly custom garment washed indigo and denim shirts on the market. Premium, carefully crafted shirts, made to your exact specifications. Learn more about our washed indigo and denim shirts here.
Recommended Styling: Try this one with our Soft English Spread collar, no placket, and Slate Horn buttons for a clean, minimal look. Note that, due to the special nature of the garment washing process, this fabric can only be made using soft, unfused collars, cuffs, and fronts/plackets.
Color & Pattern
4.77 / 5 Average rating
Recommended by 96%.
“Perfect chambray shirt. Good medium weight. Not too stiff. Not too shiny.”
Jonathan in ROCKVILLE, MD
“High quality fabric that fits great and feels great to wear.”
Scott in COLUMBUS, OH
“I love this chambray! Dresses up and dresses down. Beautiful texture.”
Patrick in Sylvania Township, OH
Julian in Brooklyn, NY
“Love this fabric”
Virginia in Brooklyn, NY
“Perfect chambray fabric to dress up or down.”
David in Lutz, FL
“Great texture, fantastic casual shirt”
David in Wheaton, IL
“soft, opaque, and a great fabric. styled as an oxford for a unique comfy work shirt”
Aaron in BROOKLYN, NY
“Lightweight and comfortable”
Manu in South Pasadena, CA
“Gorgeous Chambray material, it looks better in person than in the photos. I find myself wanting to wear this shirt all the time!”
Robert in South Hadley, MA
“The fabric was exactly what I expected.”
Guy in Brooklyn, NY
“I have the regular indigo chambray shirts and really like them, but the washed version is totally different in terms of the feel of the fabric - it goes from being kind of a sturdy, slightly stiff workwear fabric to a buttery-soft almost t-shirt-like feel. Probably my favorite shirt now.”
Thomas in London,
“It wrinkles like a typical cotton shirt.”
Gordon in Calgary, Alberta
“Great fabric, not to wrinkly, medium to light weight”
Jake in Brooklyn, NY
“So soft, this is the shirt fabric I wear the most. Snap buttons, western yoke, the whole shebang. It’s a keeper for sure.”
Kurt in Bentonville, AR
“Great fabric. A staple in my wardrobe.”
Michael in Madison, MS
“The washed fabrics are great right out of the box - I hope PC does more of these!”
Brian in WEST CHESTER, PA
“Wish it was a bit more faded - color matches very closely to the other chambrays”
Brian in Whittier, CA
“Excellent, soft fabric.”
Michael in Westport, MA
“The fabric is ok, not exactly the classic chambray I expected”
Barry in Nashville, TN
“Super soft and comfortable. I wear it informally or with a blazer on employee casual days.”
David in Peabody, MA
“Just what I wanted.”
Thomas in Corinth, MS
“Amazingly soft fabric and just the right shade of blue”
Leo in Stockholm,
chris in Rehoboth Beach, DE
“Soft, but sturdy. Feels well made. Nice Chambray!”
NORMAN in CHARLOTTE, NC
“love it but its very wrinkly when it comes out of dryer.”
DOUG in Scottsdale, AZ
Justin in ASTORIA, NY
“I have a few other “denim” style shirts which I wear a lot. This one feels a little softer - which is great. It’ll be in my regular rotation.”
Howard in Indianapolis, IN
“Love the fabric. It is soft and broken in as soon as you get it.”
Valentin in Warren, NJ
“Comfortable fit and feel.”
Paul in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
“Soft and a bit thick, but also durable and wears well. The color is perfect; makes a statement without being too loud. I find myself always going for this shirt.”
Eric in New York, NY
Steven in Midland, TX
“Pretty neutral chambray, subtle. Wears well.”
Tristan in SAN MATEO, CA
“Love this chambray, a bit darker than normal chambray”
Michael in Minnetonka, MN
“One of my favorite casual shirts”
Daniel in Gallatin, TN
“soft, comfortable and greta fitting.”
Michael in Bronxville, NY
“Thick and worth the wait.”
Scott in Arroyo Grande, CA
“fabric is wonderful-soft and comfortable”
chris in Orinda, CA
Charles in Bellaire, TX
“Great casual button down”
Max in COLUMBUS, OH
“The Chambray is gorgeous.”
Robert in LEXINGTON, KY
Peter in Syosset, NY
“I am sure that this shirt is just as good as the other but I have not received it yet. I received the gray shirt a week ago but still waiting on this one.”
William in South Highlands, AL
Wesley in Lenexa, KS
“Love this fabric. Would order again in a second.”
Philip in SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Robert in NASHVILLE, TN
Stephen in Camberwell, Victoria
“Super soft. Does wrinkle. But big fan of this one. Looks really good and can be dressed up or down with no problem.”
Trent in SAINT LOUIS, MO
“Own several Japanese washed indigo shirts which are my everyday go-to shirt. Super comfort even when the mercury is high.”
Mark in ALEXANDRIA, VA
“New workhorse shirt I think.”
Joseph in Kill Devil Hills, NC
“This has become my favorite shirt. It’s soft and comfortable and the dye is really nicely done.”
Eric in Brooklyn, NY
“Exactly what I wanted.”
David in Surrey, British Columbia
Michael in New York, NY
“Very light weight”
Michael in Toronto, ON
“This was a disappointment. It’s a light-weight chambray, and I just didn’t find it had a nice drape. Frumpy-looking. The color was a bit too yellow-warm, and it made it hard to work with other items. I returned this one.”
James in Costa Mesa, CA
“Lighter than expected but pretty broken in and nice fabric”
Kevin in New York, NY
“The fabric was great. The slubby texture and variegated color are noticeable, which gives it a great casual look. That it’s a very traditional shade of light blue makes it just different enough to be unique but wearable in all but the most formal occasions. The fabric is not too thin, but is not heavy either, making… it ideal for all summer or a base layer in winter.”
Josef in MC ALLEN, TX
“Soft, great mid blue. The garment washing didn’t add much actually, this fabric would have been fine without it.”
Robert in Windsor, ON
“I’ve purchased this before”
ken in Houston, TX
“Best chambray shirt I’ve had.”
Steven in Waverley,
“The fabric was even softer than I expected.”
Richard in St. Louis, MO
“A fine piece that has personality. It moves when I move and doesn’t rebel. I feel comfortable wearing this with bare skin as well as an undershirt. Great buy, don’t hesitate.”
Kane in Anchorage, AK
“great texture and faded colour”
Chris in Mossman Park, Western Australia
mike in Johns Island, SC
Steve in West Chester, PA
Naveed in VALLEY STREAM, NY
“Kinda not sure about this one. Its nice to look at but also doesn’t really stand out. Feels very soft though and the weight is perfect for warmer days”
Arthur in Hayward, CA
“Can’t go wrong”
Adam in New York, NY
Chris in Huntington Beach, CA
“Classic chambrary, on the lighter side. Nice middleweight fabric...maybe a hair towards the lighter side.”
Don in Buda, TX
Stephen in Monroe, NC
“Spectacular. The softest, coziest handfeel imaginable. This fabric is a must have and the wash that PC put on it is killer. Best chambray option they offer. Next time they offer it, don’t miss out.”
Brice in New York, NY
“Beautiful colors and looks”
Angel in Coral Gables, FL
Glenn in Atlanta, GA
“Soft, comfortable...some of the best chambray out there. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again.”
Patrick in CLERMONT, FL
“I never received this shirt in my order.”
Thomas in Chicago, IL
steven in Westbury, NY
“Has only gotten better with age”
Samuel in Palo Alto, CA
“Very soft fabric. Only getting better with each washing.”
Juan in Chicago, IL
“NICE CAUSAL SHIRT”
Edison in Burlington, Ontario
“I liked the fabric and the look”
Ted in GLEN BURNIE, MD
Ian in Dulverton, Somerset
“I wasn’t impressed with the fit based on how well all of my other PC shirts come. Too big / much allotted for shrinkage.”
Michael in White Haven, PA
“This is a nice fabric -- very soft and comfortable. If the color were just a touch lighter the shirt might be a bit more versatile.”
Donald in Annandale, VA
“Wonderful fabric, airy even in the hottest climate. Wonderful faded color. It is great to have a garment washed custom-sized shirt!”
Dario in Arzano,
“Very comfortable and nice casual look.”
Joseph in Boston, MA
“This fabric is surprisingly soft and has a nice hand. It wrinkles a bit more than I would like, but I haven’t broken it in just yet.”
Chase in BROOKLYN, NY
“worn in look and feel. gets better with each wash. nice opacity.”
Michael in Falls Church, VA
“Really soft out of the box. Beautiful shirt.”
Sean in Ardmore, PA
Andrew in Rochester Hills, MI
“Light and soft -- an excellent summer shirt.”
Julian in DPO, AP
“Luv it...quite "preppy ".”
Morton in ST LOUIS, MO
Alex in BALTIMORE, MD
“This is a good chambray but a bit less slubb than I was hoping for. The relatively smooth weave makes for a less casual shirt than might be expected from a chambray.”
Graham in Corbin, KY
“Soft and comfortable”
David in New Canaan, CT
“Great lightweight casual shirt.”
Todd in Edina, MN
Michael in THE WOODLANDS, TX
“Not yet delivered.”
Michael in Dallas, TX
“washes really well”
Jeremy in Ballwin, MO
“really nice colour and fabric. relatively soft”
Alireza in Toronto, ON
How do I get started?
First, welcome to Proper Cloth. We specialize in custom dress shirts, suits, jackets and pants.
The first step would be to create a size using our Smart Size Quiz. We’ll use your answers and data from thousands of satisfied customers to generate custom dress shirt sizes in your account.
To order, you can browse our gallery of curated, pre-styled options and purchase them, made to order in your custom size (and style, just click ‘Customize’ to modify).
You can use our Design-A-Shirt tool to create a custom designed shirt from scratch, selecting the fabric and all style details (collar, pocket, buttons, etc), before applying your custom size! We highly recommend only getting one shirt to start so we can lock down the Perfect Fit (Guaranteed!).
How long does it take to have a custom shirt made?
Standard finish, casual wash, and non-iron shirts generally take 12 to 14 days to produce and deliver. In all cases, the promised delivery date range at checkout should be accurate (if not slightly conservative). Click here to see our typical delivery times based on product.
Orders including shirts with any style of Mother of Pearl buttons must undergo special Fish and Wildlife inspections that may cause delays. For this reason, the expected delivery date range will be extended by an additional 14 days.
Can I change the collar or cuff style? Can I add a pocket? Short sleeves? etc.
As a made-to-measure shirtmaker, we offer a wide variety of style features. Proper Cloth shirts can be styled with any of our 30+ different collar styles, 12 different cuff styles, and one of our 9 different pocket options can absolutely be added.
Just click the 'Customize' button next to any of our pre-designed, photographed shirts to edit the design however you wish!
Short Sleeve shirts can be ordered by specifying as such under the Cuff/Sleeve section of the Design-A-Shirt tool.
Do you make shirts that can be worn untucked?
Absolutely. Taking our Smart Size Quiz will generate an untucked long sleeve and untucked short sleeve size for you automatically (in addition to a traditional, tucked-in long sleeve size).
If you've modified your Smart Size for the perfect tucked-in dress shirt fit, then we recommend decreasing the back length 1.5-2.5" and increasing the midsection 0.5-1.0" to save as your perfect untucked, casual fit.
How do I order a short sleeve shirt?
First, make sure you have a Short Sleeve shirt size. You can update your Smart Size Quiz to automatically generate one, or you can convert one of your custom long sleeve sizes to short sleeve.
From there, you can shop from our gallery of short sleeve shirts, click the Customize Style button to modify any long sleeve shirt, or build a short sleeve shirt from scratch with our Design-A-Shirt tool.
Then under Cuff/Sleeve options, simply select Short Sleeve.
Do you offer rush delivery?
Rush delivery is not available for custom made products. With ready-to-wear and stocked products, we have a little more flexibility.
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Our Perfect Fit Guarantee
If you’re not entirely happy with the fit of your custom shirt (or anything else about the shirt) you can return it to us for a complimentary remake in a new size or style. We excel at making remakes quick and hassle-free. If remaking the shirt doesn’t suit you, you can also return the shirt for a full refund.