Stephen King Blue Chambray Workshirt

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The word chambray is used 39 times in 26 Stephen King novels, novellas and short-stories.
Given there are 193 novels, novellas and short-stories, that means 167 do NOT contain the word chambray.
22 of his 61 novels have the word chambray. That's 36%.
Anything published after If It Bleeds in 2020 is not included.

These are the variations I found:

  1. blue chambray workshirt
  2. blue chambray work-shirt
  3. blue chambray work shirt
  4. blue chambray shirt
  5. blue chambray
  6. chambray workshirt
  7. chambray work shirt
  8. chambray shirt
  9. chambray
This variations was not found:
  1. chambray work-shirt
Blue Chambray workshirt
  1. The Stand
  2. 11-22-63
  3. Joyland
  4. The Shining
  5. Sleeping Beauties
Blue Chambray work-shirt
  1. IT
  2. Nightmare & Dreamscapes: Sneakers
  3. Nightmare & Dreamscapes: Rainy Season
Blue Chambray work shirt
  1. Lisey's Story
Blue Chambray shirt
  1. 'Salem's Lot
  2. The Long Walk
  3. Black House
  4. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  5. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  6. End of Watch
  7. Needful Things
  8. Pet Sematary
  9. Hearts in Atlantis: Blind Willie
  10. The Institute
Blue Chambray
  1. The Talisman
  2. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  3. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
Chambray workshirt
  1. The Long Walk
  2. Rage
  3. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  4. The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole
Chambray work shirt
  1. The Dead Zone
Chambray shirt
  1. The Long Walk
  2. Cujo
  3. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  4. Firestarter
  5. IT
  6. The Stand
Chambray
  1. IT
If the adjective blue is not used, then it usually has old, faded, or loose.

Here are others variations of workshirt without chambray:
  1. old blue workshirt (2 times)
  2. blue workshirt (12 times)
  3. blue work-shirt (3 times)
  4. blue work shirt (2 times)
  5. workshirt (16 books)
  6. work-shirt (4 times)
  7. work shirt (2 times)
There is also this non-chambray variation, which I'll include.
  1. blue workshirt
  2. blue work shirt
  3. blue work-shirt
blue workshirt
  1. Rage
  2. The Long Walk
  3. Under the Dome
  4. The Stand
  5. Insomnia
  6. Firestarter
  7. Desperation
  8. 11-22-63
  9. The Man in the Black Suit
blue work shirt
  1. The Outsider
  2. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
blue work-shirt
  1. Rose Madder
  2. Needful Things
  3. Secret Windows, Secret Garden
And finally, just blue shirt.
  1. Under the Dome (6 times)
  2. Cujo (4 times)
  3. Bag of Bones (3 times)
  4. The Green Mile (3 times)
  5. Bad Little Kid (2 times)
  6. 11-22-63 (2 times)
  7. The Stand (2 times)
  8. Desperation (2 times)
  9. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three (2 times)
  10. The Dead Zone
  11. Duma Key
  12. Insomnia
  13. Needful Things
  14. Sleeping Beauties
  15. The Talisman
  16. Rage
  17. Secret Window, Secret Garden
Honorable mention in Finders Keepers:

The factory made jeans and the kind of shirts workmen wore. On his fifth day in the dyehouse, one of Allgood's friends took him by the wrist, led Morris around the number three blue-vat, and told him to unbuckle his pants.

Date Created October 23, 2019
Last Updated May 21, 2020
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