Say I Do to a Suit All Your Own

Purchasing a Suit VS. Renting a Tuxedo for your Wedding

These days, life moves at lightning speed, so it’s best to be prepared. Look your best on one of the most important days of your adult life and on many occasions thereafter with a classy and smart new suit.

Sure, you likely rented a tux for your prom and/or a special dance. Now that you’re getting on in life and getting married, forego the renting and opt for a suit all your own from Christopher James.

Visit our website, scroll to the bottom of the page and then hop on over to our Tuxedo Gallery. You can browse styles and accessories and put together a look — be it for rental or purchase. Or you can stop in at the store in Fort Wayne and let our expert staff guide you through recommendations about the most suitable look for you.

If the idea of wedding attire overwhelms or turns you off, think again. Once you enter through our doors, you’re in good hands. We’ll take your measurements, ask you about the look you’re after and offer suggestions.

Our suit styles and fits vary, as do the high-end brands we carry. From Coppley and Corbin suits to Samuelsohn and Paul Betenly, we can help you choose a suit that can take you from your nuptials to a job interview to a business meeting to a more somber occasion such as a funeral.


Completing the look couldn’t be any easier. You’ve come to the right place for a smart dress shirt you can wear again and again, dress shoes and perhaps a bow tie and/or pocket scarf from Carrot & Gibbs to tie your look together.

Before you say “I do,” stop in to see us. Hope to take your measurements soon!




Summer Isn’t Over Yet!

And guess what? Our sale isn’t either! Make the gloriously sunny days of summer last longer by stocking up on a few extra seasonal pieces today at Christopher James Menswear. Our sale is off the hook.

Are you going to squeeze in one more vacation before the end of August? Or perhaps you’re going on a weekend getaway soon? You can never have enough shorts, sports shirts and socks. Browse our shoes and accessories. If you’re wearing out your favorite pair of sandals, stop in and we’ll show you some from our collection.

Don’t miss the sports coats, suits, trousers and dress shirts, too. Grab a few things for your vacation(s) and we’ll help you pick out a few items to refresh your business wardrobe.

Our Christopher James team knows a thing or two about suits and can help you feel comfortable in a more tapered look. You’d be surprised how many men out there might be wearing a wrongly sized and ill-fitting suit or sports coat. Gone are the days of the baggy suit pants, long suit jacket and shoulder pads that were airplane-runway ready. Visit the store and let our staff take care of you. You relax while we take your measurements and offer options that will help you look your finest.

The great news is that once we’ve cleared the clothing racks, we’ll have room to put out our fall merchandise. We’ll worry about that. You continue in summer mode. See you soon!


Christopher James is Turning Up the Heat on Summer with a Sale on Coppley!


Don’t let the summer heat affect your style. Who says your suit or sport coat can’t keep you cool? Stop in to Christopher James in Fort Wayne and check out the many Coppley menswear goods on sale this month. Add some trousers to your collection. Swap out a sport coat or two. If you’re looking for a new suit, now is the time to buy it. You deserve a great suit with a perfect fit. Let Coppley deliver. Why not make it easy for yourself and rely on the staff at Christopher James for help in that department?

Plan ahead and take stock of your wardrobe halfway through the year. Who knew you were going to be traveling so much for work or that you would land that new client you’ve been courting for months now? As Gen. George Patton said, “A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” With 20% off Coppley menswear (some restrictions apply), you can’t go wrong!

If you haven’t yet joined our eClub, sign up here and then stop in to use $25 off a $100 or more purchase (some restrictions apply). See you at the sale!

Father’s Day Ft. Wayne STYLE

Father’s Day Gift Ideas Galore at Christopher James!

Ready for June 17? If you think this is a random date in June, you’d better keep reading. We at Christopher James are here to make your life easier for Father’s Day gift giving and have put together a short list of suggestions for you below. If you’re still on the fence after reading this, buy a gift card or rely on the guys here at the store, who can expertly help you choose the right gift for the dad in your life (while you’re shopping, you can enjoy a cold one or even sip on a glass of wine. You can tell your dad you worked hard while shopping for his gift).


Have you given dad many ties in the past? It’s not overrated. At Christopher James, you can find uniquely designed ties in many colors, styles and designers. If you’re skeptical about the one-of-a-kind styles, go see for yourself. You’ll find paisley, geometric patterns, bold colors and everything else in between.

Shirts — Dress and/or Casual

Does dad need to loosen up? Get him a casual knit shirt to go with a pair of shorts for the golf course. Or get him a button-down shirt to wear untucked with jeans for a laidback look. A Robert James shirt will put a smile on dad’s face. The styles are whimsical and the colors are perfect for summer. If a spiffy new dress shirt is more his style, there’s plenty to choose from at Christopher James.


Summer days are finally here, so make sure dad stays cool in a pair of new shorts. The guys at Christopher James can show you how to pair different shirts with shorts for a complete look.



Dad always needs more socks! They’re a favorite gift in this reader’s household. Help him channel Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and get him a pair in an unexpected design that will look great with socks and dress shoes.


Shaving tools, lotions and potions are also a sure win and probably something the dad in your life won’t readily buy himself.

Pocket Scarves

Pocket scarves for your dad’s suit jacket or sport coat might not be the first gift option to occur to you, but it’s a good one. Christopher James has scarves that will give your dad’s ensemble a cool pop of color.


Before you rule out a belt as a gift, consider a new leather belt in brown or black leather for your dad’s next outfit. They’re always necessary and no man should ever leave home without one on.


A Reliable Gift: A Christopher James Gift Card

Let’s say you’re uncertain whether Dad will go for a different-colored tie or a shirt style outside of his comfort zone. A sure-to-please gift for your special dad is a Christopher James gift card. He can spend it as he chooses the next time he needs to replenish his closet.


In honor of Father’s Day, we have a special offer of $50 off your $250 purchase  Happy Father’s Day to all of our customers out there and we hope to see you soon!

Ready for an Early and Easy Father’s Day Gift Idea?

Served on a platter: A Father’s Day gift for the special guy in your life, courtesy of Christopher James in Fort Wayne is champagne lunch and a fashion show hosted by La Dolce Vita and Christopher James Menswear. Join us on May 30 at La Dolce Vita in Roanoke for a glass of champagne, lunch and an informal fashion show of the latest on-trend looks from Christopher James. Your $40 admission includes a $25 Christopher James’ gift card. Call Laura Wilson now to reserve your spot at 260.341.4300.

If champagne and brunch on May 30 don’t work, you can find many Father’s Day gifts for the big day on June 17 at Christopher James. The options are endless, but our good professionals at the store won’t make your adventure a harrowing experience! Look out for our next post where you’ll find a list of suggested Father’s Day gifts. We hope to see you at the fashion show!



Get a Tailored Brit Look with Byron Clothing

Byron Clothing at Christopher James

Don’t pencil this in. Sharpie it in: You have plans on May 9. Visit Christopher James Menswear in Fort Wayne for a taste of the latest spring clothing designs from Byron Clothing. It’s spring and it’s time for lighter weight clothing, softer hues and a fresh look. Byron Clothing, compliments of Christopher James Menswear, to the rescue! Their suits and sport coats will fit you like a glove and give you a custom-tailored, unfussy look in time for your special spring outings.

Gentlemen, Byron James knows less is more. With their impressive cut, fine stitching and comfortable British fit, all you need is a sharp suit or a classic sport coat to complete your look. You’ll be stylish with or without a tie or dress shirt with these jackets. You will still need a shirt, though! You can make it a denim shirt instead if that’s your preference and still maintain the easygoing look you’re seeking.

For an added pop of color, pick up one of our special Ruth Graves’ pocket squares to include with your jacket. Visit Christopher James from 2 to 7 p.m. on May 9 to look at all our Byron Clothing spring goods and specialty pricing!

Go Beyond the Fads with Trask Shoes

The May 9 trunk show at Christopher James Menswear will help further refine your stylish yet comfortable look this spring. Trask Shoes and its timeless collection of Oxfords, leather moccasins, loafers, leather slip-ons, driving shoes and more will be on display during our special spring trunk show.

Trask takes pride in sourcing shoe materials and have found them “in some offbeat places around the globe.” No need to travel beyond Fort Wayne for your footwear, though. Whether it’s dressing for the office or walking through a construction site, you’ll find that USA-made Trask Shoes doesn’t skimp on quality or comfort.

Planning a trip this summer? Make sure you have a pair of Trask Shoes in tow. Wrack up the miles and see many sights in a pair of moccasins or leather slip-ons. You’ll forget how many steps you’ve trekked as you walk in style. Trasks’ classic shoe selection should be high on your summer itinerary.

Get ready for your spring and summer adventures and visit Christopher James from 2 to 7 p.m. on May 9 to look at a selection of Trask Shoes and other fine footwear!

J&M 1850 Now in Ft. Wayne

New for You at Christopher James: Johnston & Murphy’s 1850 Collection Features Stylish and Smart

From custom designing footwear for presidents to offering a distinct clothing look for more than two decades, Johnston & Murphy has certainly evolved with the times. Christopher James is excited to announce that it is now carrying Johnston & Murphy’s latest 1850 shoe collection for men, which celebrates its history and unmistakable craftsmanship with modern, yet classic styles suited for many budgets and appearances.

The spring season is upon us in Fort Wayne, so refresh your wardrobe with a new pair of shoes from the 1850 collection. You deserve it. You’ll see wing tips, cap toes and plain toes, but you’ll also see sneakers,chukkas and boots. There are also a variety of shoes for $100 or under that won’t sacrifice style for a few extra dollars in your pocket. Johnston & Murphy’s motto is “The best shoes money can buy,” and the company continues to succeed in living up to that standard.

The 1850 collection’s artisanal elements are clearly visible in the way no two products are the same, demonstrating the impeccable quality for which the company is known. Among the footwear, you’ll see shoes your grandfather might have worn, but with subtle modern twists. You know the saying, “Everything old is new again.” Johnston & Murphy exemplifies just that.

Complete your classic look with a new sport coat and/or dress shirt. Schedule your shopping trip soon! From now until May 18, you can save $100 when you spend $500 or $250 off purchases over $1,000. Sign up for offer >>

Kentucky Derby Fashions in Fort Wayne

The Bets Are on at Christopher James!

Whether you’re attending the Kentucky Derby or making an appearance at a local Ft. Wayne, In Derby party, Christopher James Menswear has you covered. That means you too, ladies! You can bet on being stylish with Christopher James in your sport coat pocket. New soft pocket squares made from cotton, cashmere, modal and designed by New York-based artist Ruth Graves are available just in time for your spring celebrations.

The weather is finally turning, and you’ll see the new season demonstrated in Graves’ pastel hues and bright patterns. Her smart designs for Derby day and beyond will add charm to our female customers’ fashions. Derby Day is the fastest two minutes in sports, but Graves’ designs will have a lasting impact on your spring wardrobe.

Graves is a long-time collaborator of ours, and we’re thrilled to have her on-site at the Fort Wayne store on May 9 from 2 to 7 p.m.  Come and hear her talk about her recent creations and stay to see the latest clothing from Byron Clothing, including suits and sportscoats, and Trask, which will have their stylish shoes on display. You’ll also have an opportunity to see Christopher James’ semi-custom dress and sports shirts. They’ll all be on hand with additional merchandise and special pricing.

Speaking of special pricing, from now until May 18, you can save $100 when you spend $500 or $250 off purchases over $1,000 use our Mad About Spring Offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon, and good luck with your Derby pools!