Portuguese Slate Brushed 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 Franklin Spread Collar
A casual spread collar of smaller proportions in a soft, unfused construction.
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, Safari Pockets
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.
A unique chambray made for fall.
This robust 100% cotton chambray from Portugal is brushed for a soft finish that adds another dimension of style and functionality. Brushing gives the hefty 20s single-ply weave extra warmth and creates an effect similar to flannel. This is the perfect fabric for an elevated workwear look—it’ll make a t-shirt and jeans seem more thoughtful, and will provide a nice contrast to dressier trousers. Plus, slate blue is one of those colors that works seamlessly with both your grey and blue palettes.
Recommended Styling: Soft details are the way to go. For a more traditional workwear style try our Soft Point collar, Soft Front placket, Soft Square Two Button cuffs, and Snap buttons. For something more contemporary, our Soft English Spread collar, no placket, and Soft One Button cuffs will do the trick.
- Suggested Style Casual
- Weave Denim/Chambrayi
- Composition 100% Cotton
- Thread Count 20si
Weight Medium Heavyweighti
- Opacity Rating 4 / 5 · Very Opaquei
- Wrinkle Resistance 3 / 5 · Slightly Wrinkle-Resistanti
- Care Machine Wash, Non-Chlorine Bleach, Hang Dryi
- Shrinkage Allowances Standard allowances appliedi
- Fabric ID PCF3150 →
Color & Pattern
4.7 / 5 Average rating
Recommended by 94%.
Greg in Hoboken, NJ
“Fantastic heavy weight casual shirt. I would definitely order again. Highly recommended.”
Sean in Clarendon Hills, IL
“Super cool fabric, the fiber color variations give it a really interesting textured patern.”
Josh in Charlotte, NC
Noah in Portland, OR
“It’s like a flanneled denim: looks like a denim, feels like a flannel. Great with khakis or under a suit.”
Nathaniel in Washington, DC
“It’s soft and comfortable.”
Stephen in AUSTIN, TX
“This shirt continued to shrink after the first two washings. It eventually got so short that I cannot wear it tucked in and the sleeves shrunk so much that I can not wear them rolled down.”
Eric in Prospect, KY
“It shrunk so much I can’t wear it.”
Anders in TAMPA, FL
“The shirt is longer then the one I sent you to try and replicate the shirt size.”
dan in Chicago, IL
“Looks good untucked or tucked. Highly recommend.”
daniel in New York, NY
“The fabric is soft, has a subtle but interesting color too. It is somewhat heavyweight, as mentioned in previous reviews.”
Andrew in Santa Fe, NM
“Love this brushed fabric - had previously also bought in a different color. Great shirt!”
Paul in Los Angeles, CA
“Feels super cozy”
Tristan in SAN MATEO, CA
“Very soft, almost like flannel.”
Jordan in New York, NY
“In love with this fabric. This is one of my favorite shirts ever - soft and comfortable.”
Robert in NEW YORK, NY
“Unique, fuzzy finish”
Shane in Pikesville, MD
“This fabric is a little stiffer than I was expecting.”
Michael in New York, NY
“Finally found the perfect chambray shirt! My new go to!”
Michael in Greenbrae, CA
“love this service”
William in Rockford, IL
“Texture is soft, but be aware when ordering that the fabric shrinks more than average fabrics initially as well as over time.”
Matt in Valley, NS
“Wearing this right now! Feels great. Looks soft. Washes well. Need I say more?? Customize. Order. Enjoy!”
William in MINNEAPOLIS, MN
“This shirt gets better with each washing. I wear it every week!”
Peter in Indianapolis, IN
“Great fabric weight and perfect for casual date night and dressed up.”
Jeff in SAN JOSE, CA
“Fabric was great, soft and flexible very gentle on the skin, barely event felt the shirt on.”
Daniel in Shelburne, ON
“This shirt is sick. Amazing fabric. Highly durable, high quality, soft.”
Mike in Franklin Lakes, NJ
Eric in Brooklyn, NY
John in Hoboken, NJ
George in mobile, AL
“Fantastic color/texture. Also very comfortable.”
Jason in BERKELEY, CA
“This shirt is incredibly comfy. The more grey tone looks really sharp in cooler weather, doesn’t wrinkle too much, and goes with lots of different pants/jeans.”
Justin in La Jolla, CA
“My favourite colour of this fabric. It is striking and catches light and shadow beautifully. Different enough from the blue although they look similar in the images. The fabric is very comfortable. It changes its shape after the first wash so make sure to assess it after having washed it, but if it fits well after a wa…sh it will fit you well long term. The fabric is on the heavier side of medium weight so gets quite hot in summer, but perfect for the transitional months. A great replacement for an Oxford shirt.”
James in Black Rock, VIC
Brandon in Park City, UT
“I love this fabric. It is sturdy yet softer than a starchy new chambray. Perhaps prewashed yet still with a vibrance that seems new. It makes a stunning Chambray shirt, and an excellent collar and cuff accent”
John in Saint Paul, MN
“Love the color, matches many clothes”
Abraham in Arden Hills, MN
“durable, high quality, and textured - perfect”
Stephen in Downers Grove, IL
“Great value. Not too heavy. Wears well.”
Craig in Port Moody, BC
Kevin in Victoria, BC
“Excellent fabric. Exceeded my expectations!!!”
Vaibhav in SAN JOSE, CA
“Soft but not too thick. The color is lovely and subtle. Honestly one of my favorites at the moment; I might get a short-sleeved version for summer.”
Eric in New York, NY
“The fabric is fine; exactly was I expected.”
Edward in Chesterbrook, PA
“Warm for those chilly fall/winter days with a really great textured look and feel.”
Christopher in Jackson, WY
“Love the character in this fabric from the slub and the brushing. The color is so versatile as well. I found it shrank a little after a few washes and had to get it remade with a longer sleeve (I’m 6’2" and often have problems with sleeve length). Wears quite warm so doesn’t work so well in the summer months….”
Theron in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
“Nice fabric. Good color”
Tim in Leander, TX
“As pictured. Good fall/winter material”
Alex in New York, NY
Michael in ASPEN, CO
“One of the best fabrics I’ve gotten from Proper. It’s heavier than you might think, in a good way. It feels very expensive.”
James in Englewood, CO
“Gorgeous color and super comfortable fabric. Gets better with repeated washings.”
Christian in HOUSTON, TX
Brian in Greer, SC
“This fabric feels substantial and looks terrific.”
Justin in Middletown, RI
“THE BEST of the chambray fabrics I’ve tried. Nice weight texture and color. A++”
Jason in Danville, CA
“Great, heavy fabric. Tighter weave than I expected.”
Chris in Tiverton, Devon
“Great fabric and great color. Nice weight for fall and winter.”
Steve in Villanova, PA
“Awesome! Thicker than expected, but very nice material!”
Wes in Sandy Springs, GA
“Great quality fabric, softer than images would suggest. Rich shade of blue. Wrinkles a little after use which is to be expected.”
NICK in London,
“Great feel and color, but it’s shrunk more in the sleeve length than others. Standard shrinkage allowance in sleeve length doesn’t appear to be quite enough.”
Brian in FRESNO, CA
“This fabric is thick and heavy and shrinks when wet. If you pull and stretch the fabric when wet, you can easily stretch it back to the your original measurements. Let hand dry until lightly damp, then tumble dry and it becomes super soft.”
Michael in OCEANSIDE, CA
“Fantastic look and feels great!”
Eric in Minneapolis, MN
Benjamin in Brooklyn, NY
“Fabric a little lighter than I expected but still great!”
Donal in ASTORIA, NY
“This is my go-to for cooler days and work in the field or the office.”
Henry in La Grange, GA
Siddharth in Washington, DC
“Love this fabric - great for summer.”
Frank in Palatine, IL
“Great shirt for colder months. Very soft to the touch.”
Pedram in Kings Point, NY
John in Centerport, NY
“Gorgeous shirt. A bit on the heavy side, despite the fact that it looks breezy. Fine for my NorCal coastal summers, but perhaps not for others. Feels fantastic on, though.”
John in OAKLAND, CA
“Great with my khakis”
Derek in New York, NY
“This fabric has not stood up to a single wash on gentle cycle, cold wash, delicate detergent. It cannot be worn a second time. Very disappointing.”
Benjamin in Sarasota, FL
“Nice alternative to typical oxford for casual business wear. The fabric weight is better suited for spring/fall vs. summer”
Tim in Beverly Hills, CA
“Super soft and warm.”
Tobias in Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt
brian in New Orleans, LA
“Softer than anticipated, great fabric”
James in New York, NY
Arthur in Fort Worth, TX
“Not my favorite the fabric is heavier than expected.”
Todd in Valparaiso, IN
“Nice grey blue fabric. Washes well. Wars well. I’d consider washing cold and letting hang dry.”
ALBERT in New York, NY
“Not sure where this fabric has been all my life. It is amazing and so versatile”
Thomas J. in Moorestown, NJ
“fabric feels nice and good quality.”
Sharanjit in Tracy, CA
“Not as soft as I would have liked”
Joe in Armonk, NY
“There is a lot more texture and up to this weave then you can tell from the pictures. It provides more visual interest then”
Gabe in CHICAGO, IL
“Great look and fit”
David in Rockford, IL
“The color was not what I expected but still great. Heavier than I thought but it’ll be great wear in the winter.”
Justin in Rahway, NJ
Steve in Leesburg, VA
“thicker/warmer than expected, looks great, shrinks a bit more than typical for PC shirts”
Dave in Chicago, IL
“i like this fabric.”
matt in marlton, NJ
“This is the only fabric that I did not care for...after one wash it shrunk too much...Could not wear comfortably after the one wash.”
John Mark in Tryon, NC
Adam in Bryn Mawr, PA
“nice fabric, a bit heavier than typical chambray”
Will in Atherton, CA
“A great business casual shirt”
Joshua in Tijeras, NM
“very nice feel and quality”
Matt in Melissa, TX
“The color comes out slightly lighter in-person. The fabric is comfortable, but doesn’t drape as well as some other shirts in my closet.”
Frederick in Seattle, WA
“One of my favorite shirts made with this fabric”
Edward in Old Lyme, CT
“Shrunk after first cold wash. Too white looking.”
TOM in Campbell, CA
“Lovely soft fabric good for colder weather. Love the grey blue that is colour accurate from the photos. Will become a favourite shirt”
Timothy in Werribee, VIC
DAN in West Roxbury, MA
“Very unique weave/texture.”
Barton in Schwenksville, PA
“slightly heavier than expected”
Barrett in Naples, FL
“Very lovely soft but elegand and well fitting fabric with no sagging or bunching.”
Albert in Agra, Ticino
“Great casual shirt.”
Matthew in Roxbury, MA
“Also a good fabric.”
Matthew in Highland Park, IL
“I liked the combination of medium weight and the color.”
Jason in San Francisco, CA
Fred in Durham, NC
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.
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.