New to the Loveless Collection: the Palouse Chambray
Posted: Sep 25 2015
Here at Freeman, we love the fall. As you'll probably be able to tell the next time your step into our store, we're all about thick-knit sweaters, heavy denim, leather boots, and lots of layers. And for our first autumn entry into our Loveless Collection, we've got a stunning new shirt that we think will become a staple in your fall rotation: the Palouse Chambray.
The Palouse Chambray is named after the gentle hills and sprawling wheat fields of the Palouse region in southeastern Washington. A major agricultural area, the unique silt dunes of the region were formed in the Ice Age and are an area of particular interest for North American geologists. The Palouse Chambray is crafted from a gorgeous Japanese-milled chambray fabric whose color evokes those rolling wheat fields during the fall season.
Generally, chambray fabric is a plain-weave fabric with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft (similar to denim, except denim is a twill weave – that's why chambray with a blue warp is often confused with denim, though they're actually different types of fabric). What makes this chambray unique, though, is that it's an interior-brushed chambray – that means that the inside of the shirt has been combed and brushed to be especially soft. You'll have to touch it to believe it, but take our word for it – the Palouse Chambray is unlike anything you've ever worn before.
Like our other Loveless Collection shirts, the Palouse Chambray features a raglan-sleeve construction, button-down collar and trim fit. This one features a single patch chest pocket with button closure and dedicated pencil slot. And also similar to our other Loveless Collection pieces, the Palouse Chambray is a single-run, one-time offering, so once it's gone, it's gone.