The Chambray Shirt



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  • Organic cotton Chambray that ages like fine wine
  • Roomy and large cut for added comfort
  • Expertly made in Portugal


Delivery : in a few days.
Shipping & Returns

Brief insight based on feedback

Chambray shirts are often hit or miss because:


The fabric doesn't hold up.


The fit is off.


Collars give up too soon.


They're prone to wrinkling in no time.

Into the blue

The Big Reveal

We don’t just have one shirt, but two for your perusal. The Button-Down and the Army are here, each with their own vibe. Here’s the lowdown to help you pick a side.

Collar Commentary

The Button-Down's got a neat buttoned collar, surprise surprise, a nod to American casual chic. While the Army cut goes bold with a generous French collar. No collar buttons, just sleek lines and attitude.

Pocket in stock

These Chambray siblings diverge however when it comes to pockets. The Button-Down keeps it simple with one chest pocket, whereas the Army doubles down with two gusset pockets, nodding to military vibes and the M43 US Army model.

Cut to the Chase

Fit-wise, the Button-Down's snug and smart, ready to layer up or tuck in. The Army cut is all about ease and space though with its straight, back-pleated comfort fit.

One Fabric, Two Legends

Both of our shirts are made out of the same chambray fabric. It’s a French original, woven in the middle of the Vosges mountains by the skilled hands at Telatex. This fabric's got history, quality, and packs plenty of character all that with 100% organic cotton.

The kindest button to button

Buttons made of Plastic? Not on our watch. Ours are made from casein, a naturally milk protein. They're light, tough, and eco-friendly.

Care Factor

Easy as, whichever you choose. A 30°C wash does the trick, just skip the tumble dryer and dry them in a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight.

Portuguese Perfection

FSM in Portugal expertly put these two Chambray hard nuts together. After spinning and weaving the yarn in France and dyeing it in Italy, it's a short trip to finish to make up these euro-citizens.

Decision Time

Now you're up to speed. But, here's the rub: the toughest bit's still to come. Choosing between a classic-inspired Chambray shirt and one with a military twist. Lucky for you, there's no wrong pick here. Whether you go for the sleek or the casual, minimalist or bold, you've got top-notch French fabric backing you up. Different shirts, same great quality.

All production steps for your Chambray Shirts

What goes into making your Chambray Shirt? The materials have travelled a total of 25,985 km (16,146 miles) from field to doormat.

Harvesting and preparing the organic cotton

Farming cooperatives Turkey


Telatex France


Berto Italy

Garment make

Fsm Industria De Confeccoes Portugal


Road haulage.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to give you as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Chambray Shirt we produce expressed in simple terms. There’s no point hiding from it:

4.73 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 48.8 kms (or 30.3 miles) travelled by car.

0.35 g

of phosphor released in the water

The equivalent of growing 5.8 kg of apples.

110.53 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 37.3 of heating (in average flat).


Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6€ or 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.


Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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