Wurkin Stiffs Collar Stays Are Nothing Short of Genius

Wurkin Stiffs Collar Stays Are Nothing Short of Genius

Limp shirt collars are a drag. Perk them up with Wurkin Stiffs collar stays, must-haves for men who wear a lot of collared shirts.

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Wurkin Stiff collar stays are tiny magnets that go inside your shirt’s collar stay insert. They allow you to not only stiffen your collar, but also adjust its height and spread.


They’re brilliant, really. Unlike cheap plastic collar stays, Wurkin Stiffs are sturdy and offer real stand-up support. Meanwhile the magnet allows you to vary the shape of your collar, which you can’t do with a plain metal (non-magnetic) collar stay.


Christopher James Menswear carries Wurkin Stiffs collar stays. We also have their RFID wallets, which are great for traveling safely and fashionably.


If you don’t already know, radio frequency identification, or RFID, is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, such as a credit card number or passport information. RFID technology makes it makes it easy to pay for things, but it also makes it risky to travel, since anyone with an RFID scanner can pick up your information. RFID wallets prevent third parties from scanning your sensitive information by blocking unwanted scanners.


But enough scary talk. Check out these great looking wallets:

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When it comes to collar stays, we promise you won’t find anything better than Wurkin Stiffs. Come into Christopher James Menswear today and pick up a set. You’ll love them so much, you’ll wish you bought them sooner.

Save 25% On Spring and Summer Sport Coats!

Save 25% On Spring and Summer Sport Coats!

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Warm weather in Fort Wayne means sport coats, so from now until June 30, take 25% off any seasonal sport coat in our store.


We carry the best brands in town, including Coppley, Hickey Freeman, Paul Betenly, and Samuelsohn.


Have a jacket custom-made or choose from our many great off-the-rack options.


Now’s the time to build the perfect spring wardrobe, so come into Christopher James Menswear today for lightweight sport coats that you can wear all season long.


We’re located here. Drop in and shop or call to make an appointment. (260) 436-4788.

The Shirt You Must Have For Summer

The Shirt You Must Have For Summer


Southern Tide is one of our favorite brands for summer in Fort Wayne. It’s the perfect blend of preppy and casual, and they put stretch fabric in a lot of their clothing, so it’s super comfortable.


Southern Tide just released their summer 2016 styles, and while there are lots of things in the collection to admire, the piece we love most is their new fishing shirt:

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Caption: Photos from southerntide.com


This shirt is perfect for summer. Not only is it classy, but also it’s made of a quick-dry fabric and has a mesh vent in the back that’ll keep you cool. The Velcro chest pockets are perfect for carrying your gear.


The sleeves can be unbuttoned and rolled down to full arm length, for when the sun goes down and you need a little extra warmth, or you want a more formal look.


The fishing shirt is available in a white, coral and blue check (blue check pictured), solid navy and several plaid combinations. We stock most and can special-order what we don’t have in the store.


Southern Tide is based in South Carolina, and its classic Southern aesthetic fits in perfectly among the well-dressed men of Fort Wayne. It’s preppy, clean, and luxurious, but without being pretentious.


Come into Christopher James Menswear today to see our collection of Southern Tide’s fishing shirts, as well as our entire selection of Southern Tide’s latest summer apparel. We’d love to see you.

No Socks Required: Allen Edmonds Makes Shoes for Summer

No Socks Required: Allen Edmonds Makes Shoes for Summer


When you think of Allen Edmonds, you likely imagine sharp leather dress shoes worn by presidents and popes. And that’s spot on—AE makes incredible dress shoes—but they also make great casual shoes that are perfect for spring and summer in Fort Wayne.


If you don’t know about Allen Edmond’s casual shoes, let us enlighten you.


Take a look at their spring and summer 2016 collection. It includes superb loafers, boat shoes and moccasins, all perfect for a weekend away or traveling home from a business trip.


Take off your socks and enjoy:

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Caption: Photos from allenedmonds.com


Christopher James menswear has the best (repeat: The. Best.) selection of Allen Edmonds shoes in Northeastern Indiana. If you’re looking for AEs, definitely come to us first.


We’ve got a huge selection, but if there happens to be a style we don’t have in stock, we can special order it for you for no extra cost.


Come see us today.

Free Yourself with Johnnie-O

Free Yourself with Johnnie-O


You never want to be too much of one thing. A well-rounded gent’s style has a little of this, and a little of that. This is why we love Johnnie-O, a clothing line with a lot of influences.


John O’Donnell, the brand’s creator, was born in St. Louis, grew up in Chicago, traveled often to the west coast and lived as a farmer in Wisconsin, all before finally settling down in California, where he wears shorts with blazers and drinks margaritas with a strip steak.


Johnnie-O is the result of fusing all these geographic influences, and it wants men to not feel pressured to limit themselves to one way of doing things. The brand is a little bit preppy, a little bit raffish and a bit little surfer.

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This spring, free up your style with some Johnnie-O apparel. Christopher James Menswear is the #1 store for Johnnie-O in Fort Wayne, so come and see us.

Summer Sportswear for the High-Style Guy

Summer Sportswear for the High-Style Guy


Summer is just around the corner here in Fort Wayne, which means it’s the perfect time for sportswear.


Now, some of you might have reservations about sportswear. We know. Windbreakers and cargo shorts aren’t the height of fashion. But don’t worry—sportswear in the past several years has adopted a more refined look.


As evidence, we present Barbour, a British line of men’s (and women’s) sportswear that exudes the quintessential British countryside sophistication.


The brand has in recent years expanded its sport shirt offerings, and we love what they’ve made this season. Their shirts have that well-rounded British class, so they’re perfect for a well-heeled gentleman in Fort Wayne.


The fit of their shirts is typically a little more tailored (fittingly British, of course) and the styling is understated. Think simple buttons and chest pockets, and mostly neutral colors. They do several great plaid patterns.

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Barbour also has several great Oxford-woven cotton sport shirts, and these are the ones that make you look like you’re headed for a weekend in Sandringham.


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Stop by Christopher James to see our great selection of high quality sport shirts and outdoor wear from Barbour. We also carry several Barbour light summer jackets and vests.


We look forward to seeing you.

Terrific Trousers: Meyer Pants

Terrific Trousers: Meyer Pants

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Photo courtesy of Meyer.com


Meyer casual pants have been flying off our shelves recently, so we thought we’d share with you, and all the men of Fort Wayne, why these pants are so fantastic.


  1. They have the perfect trim fit


Nowadays slim is in, but many men still have reservations about the discomfort of close-fitting trousers. With Meyer pants, you needn’t worry about your voice going up an octave—they have the perfect cut: trim enough to be clean and on-trend, but still wide enough to be comfortable.


  1. Meyer pants transition well


Meyer pants are perfect transition pants. They can be dressy, casual and everything in between. Wear them with a dress shirt and sweater at the office, and then a chambray shirt with rolled up sleeves for a weekend drive.


  1. They’re REALLY well made


Meyer, a German company, manufacturers all their pants in Europe and use only fair-trade cotton, sourced from vendors throughout the world. Meyer uses a combination of machine and hand to construct their pants, and employs their very own laundry system.


Come into Christopher James today and get these pants before they’ve completely flown off our shelves. We’re located here.

Need a Tux for Prom? Rent from Christopher James in Fort Wayne (and Get $40 Off!)

Need a Tux for Prom? Rent from Christopher James in Fort Wayne (and Get $40 Off!)

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Don’t waste time shopping around town for a tux rental—Christopher James has everything you need. Our superb selection, excellent service and competitive prices make our store the one-stop shop for prom.

Also, if you use the coupon below, we’ll take $40 off your prom tuxedo rental package. You can’t beat this deal!

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This offer is valid through May 15, 2016.

Related: Should I wear a suit or tux to prom? Do I have to get her a corsage? Get the answers to these questions and more in our Prom FAQ.

Come by and see us, no appointment needed. Hurry in for the best selection.

Your New Favorite Shirt Brand: Stenströms

Your New Favorite Shirt Brand: Stenströms


Nice shirts at an affordable price are hard to find. That’s why Strenströms, a highly respected brand of dress and sport shirts, is a treasure. The shirts are great, and they’ll fit your frame as well as your wallet. We just got Strenströms shirts in here at Christopher James in Fort Wayne, and we’re excited to share them with you.

Strenströms is a Swedish company admired around the world by men of all types, job titles, and lifestyles. The one thing all Strenströms customers have in common, however, is their preference for high-quality, classic shirts. Strenströms shirts are sewn mostly by hand, made from fine fabrics and have a timeless, elegant aesthetic.

In fact, Stenströms is so good at making clothing that they were tapped to provide garments to the Royal Court of Sweden. According to Stenströms’ website, this honor entitles them to use the phrase, “By appointment to H.M. the King of Sweden.”

So, if Strenströms is fit for a king, it’s obviously fit for you, too. Obviously.

Come get a few of these great shirts today. We are confident you’ll love them as much as we do. We’re located here.  See you soon.

What’s New With Robert Talbott for Spring 2016

What’s New With Robert Talbott for Spring 2016

Robert Talbott is one of our favorite year-round brands, but we especially love it in the spring. Their use of color and pattern is perfect for when the temperature in Fort Wayne warms and you want a little more pep in your step.

Here’s a look at what’s new for Spring 2016 from Robert Talbott:

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Caption: The famous Robert Talbott seven-fold tie. Learn more about it here.

Come into Christopher James Menswear today and get your Robert Talbott Spring 2016 attire. We’re located here and we look forward to seeing you.