Spring Fashion at Christopher James

April Showers Bring May … Colors?

Flowers are blooming in Fort Wayne and so why not mirror some of the beautiful colors you see outside? Studies indicate that different hues can certainly have an effect on one’s mood and energy levels, so stow away the dark blues, browns and greens and opt for lighter blues, shades of yellow and different pastels.

If you’re not one to wear lighter colored-shirts on top, try easing into spring with accessories from Christopher James that introduce calming colors like blues, inject you with energy, thanks to the likes of shades of violet and red and douse you with rays of sunshine from happy colors like yellows and greens.

Pick up a new pair of socks or a spring-y Robert Talbott tie. Opting for a patterned shirt could be a bold step for some. Loosen the proverbial — or figurative, these days — tie and consider an Emanuel Berg pocket square with bright colors that scream warmer temperatures, brighter moods and new life. A much smaller footprint with a potential to make or break your look, why not take a fashionable leap of faith and stick a stylishly bold pocket square in your blazer breast pocket

Think spring and see you at Christopher James soon!

Look Your Best at Prom, Thanks to Christopher James!

Prom is a serious rite of passage, so gentlemen, rely on our team at Christopher James to help you look your best. We partner with Jim’s Formalwear Network to offer you many varied tux rental options that span different styles and colors.

You’ll see options for timeless, classic looks and slim-fitting modern styles. On the Christopher James site, you’ll find a wizard to help you build your tux. Let’s start with your jacket: You can choose a tuxedo or suit type and the lapel style you prefer, such as notch, peak or shawl. You can also choose how many buttons you’d like on your jacket. Are you more of a one-button or four-button kind of guy?

Next, your pants: Consider pleated, flat, modern slim or ultra slim. Do you have a specific designer in mind? Enter that into the wizard. If this sounds like a daunting task, no worries! Stop in and visit us in Fort Wayne and we’ll help you pick the tux for a most memorable evening during your high school career. Better yet, visit our Facebook page for a special savings offer on your tux rental.


See you soon at Christopher James!


Men’s Spring Fashions in Ft. Wayne

So Long, Winter! Hello, Spring in Fort Wayne!

You survived winter! You could celebrate by wearing a few of the spring fashion trends that we hear the young men are sporting these days, which include leather pants and tie dye shirts, or you could be a part of the cool kids and don a colorful button-down shirt to go under your blazer or lightweight sweater. Yeah, we at Christopher James think the latter, too.

With patterns such as paisley, plaid and checks, you’ll welcome spring with colors that will brighten up many days ahead. The newest selections from Peter Millar and Emanuel Berg  will help put you in a brighter mood. The trend is big and bold, so go big or go home! Think fun patterns with bright blues and corals against a white background or vibrant plaids that brighten up your wardrobe in a pinch.

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The beauty of sporting a cheerfully patterned shirt is that it can look terrific and add a wonderful pop of color under a smart Maurizio Baldassari sportcoat. Paired with lightweight slacks, you’ll be ready to welcome spring. Don’t forget about your pocket square! It adds a little extra life to your wardrobe and completes the look.

Think spring and come visit us in Fort Wayne. See you soon!


Mad About Spring Trunk Shows at Christopher James!

Featuring Robert Talbott, Coppley, Scabel and J&M 1850

Our first spring trunk show kicks off Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 with our friends from Coppley custom clothing, Scabal fabrics, Robert Talbott clothing, sportswear and furnishings, and J & M 1850 footwear.

You won’t want to miss this 2 day event featuring some of our most popular vendors. The party starts at 3:00 pm Friday and runs until 8:00 pm and then continues on Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Friday night we will be featuring the vocals of Adam Strack and food and drink from our friends at catablu.

Special pricing for this two day event. We look forward to seeing you!

Pocket Squares & Circles Oleg Style

Hip to be Square! Pocket squares and “circles” are all the rage at Christopher James. Whether to compliment your finest suit or to add some needed dash to your date night sport coat, Christopher James has an impressive collection of pocket accessories from Eton, Robert Talbott. S.T.E.P.  USA, Edward Armah, and more….

Watch Oleg Brown with a series of videos about accessorizing your suit and sport coats with pocket squares and circles…




Cupid and Christopher James

Look sharp! Eat Well! Christopher James Has You Covered This Valentine’s Day!

Christopher James wants you looking your best this Valentine’s Day and wants to make it easier on you to take that special someone out for a night on the town.

Purchase $349 or more of regular priced merchandise and receive a $100 gift card to Eddie Merlot.

Look good, eat well. Cupid would approve.

Fall Trunk Show

Don’t Miss the Christopher James November 7 Trunk Show!

Get a taste of upcoming winter fashions at the November 7 Christopher James trunk show featuring one of everyone’s favorites — Peter Millar fashions — and other fashionable new items from Trask shoes and Byron Clothing. You’ll see dark hues, rich and professional patterns and casual duds that will turn your significant other’s head again and again.



Look out for plaids, check patterns, on-trend deep greens and blues at the November trunk show. You can’t miss having a look at slick fashions from Luigi Bianchi Clothing. You’ll see complete outfit options including CJ semi-custom shirts and casual selections from Paige.  Stop in for a full winter fashion peek with your friendly fashion consultants at Christopher James in Fort Wayne.

We look forward to seeing you on November 7! Be sure to sign up for our email list and we’ll keep you posted on other upcoming events and special discounts.

Shop Fort Wayne

Reminder of Our Commitment to You

When you walk through the doors of Christopher James Menswear in Fort Wayne, you can leave your worries about clothes matching, style misses and body consciousness behind. Leave everything to our Christopher James team and we will do our best to take care of you.

One reader never shops for clothes without his wife because he’s colorblind and likes his wife’s sense of style. We know there are other gents out there who struggle with how to put together outfits that can go from office to dinner out. Sometimes an important business meeting with a new client might keep you from making a clear choice between sports coat or suit. We’ll show you Byron suit picks that will fit you like a glove, explain the easy process of ordering a CJ semi-custom dress shirt or help you choose a pair of Paige jeans that will quickly become one of your favorite pairs.

Helping you with your style and presenting your best business or special event self are what we do best. From a stylish cap or fedora to spiffy socks and Trask shoes, to other accessories you don’t even realize you might need, leave it in the hands of the capable, observant, patient and sophisticated Christopher James team. General Douglas MacArthur said, “You are remembered for the rules you break.” Count on us to help you be a stylish rule breaker and risk taker.

See you at Christopher James soon! Stop in and let us help you choose some special new items for your fall and winter wardrobe.

Step into Winter in Style

The crisp weather has caught up to us in
Fort Wayne and there’s no escaping it. Embrace it with a few new staples for your business and weekend wardrobe. Whether you’re a bachelor out on your own for the first time who just landed his first corporate job or you’re a mature  professional whose career has been in full swing for years, Christopher James Menswear has something for you!

Are you a more library, wood and academic look type of guy? How about a new plaid Byron sport coat and a dark button-down shirt from Peter MIllar and v-necked sweater to keep you extra warm? Skip the tie, invest in a warm pair of wool trousers, pair it with dark loafers and you’re ready for your meeting.

If the slick corporate look is more your style, try a new sport coat from Byron, a smart tie or pocket square and a CJ semi-custom shirt. Slacks and lace-up dress shoes from Trask will help you walk into the board room in style.

We know that many offices these days are opting for casual looks, too. Christopher James has you covered. Consider a turtleneck under a sweater and a pair of dark Paige jeans with leather short boots. Or a Peter Millar button-down shirt with Paige jeans and loafers. Do you prefer to keep it business on top and more casual on the bottom? Go for a spiffy new CJ semi-custom button-down shirt and a sports coat to round out your look. You can’t go wrong.

Thanks for your continued business and we look forward to dressing you for the cold weather ahead. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list and we’ll keep you in the loop on upcoming events and offers. See you soon!