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Chambray vs Denim. Is there a difference?

Posted by MICHAEL MEIK

Chambray vs Denim. Is there a difference?

Is there a difference between Chambray and Denim? Although Chambray and Denim may look similar, they are completely different in their feel and construction. Chambray is a plain weave lighter softer cotton fabric with a frosted effect produced by weaving dyed warp threads lengthwise with filler white threads crosswise, making it look similar front and back. These properties make it extremely versatile and a perfect comfort fabric for spring and summer and can be dressed up or down. This makes it an excellent choice for shirting, casual to go with your jeans and chinos, or a dressier shirt to pair with a suit or sports jacket.  Gone are the days when Chambray was typically only available in various shades of blue, now many fabric mills have added shades of tan, gray, green, lavender, and even red. In addition to that, patterns are now being printed on or even woven into the fabric. Chambray softens with every wash; however, it does crease and would require being pressed on a higher heat, with the setting on cotton. Denim on the other hand is a sturdier cotton that is woven in a diagonal weave called a twill, where the white weft thread...

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