The Executive Barber Shop at Fall Event


We are looking for a reason to see our friends, celebrate wisely, and view some of the sharpest fall fashions. Join us as we kick off this 3 day event with a safe get together – Thursday evening from 4:00-8:00 pm. Food and drink- featuring Jim Casaburo and Chef Al from Casa’s will be served on the sidewalk; the music of Alicia Pyle will be on stage in our window; The Executive Barber Shop will be offering free straight razor shaves in the front part of our store; and in the parking lot – the opportunity to check out some of Fort Wayne’s sharpest cars- courtesy of DreamMakers Automotive and Ultra Motorsports. Feel free to bring your own special ride to share with others.

Have a Heart – Donate Blood at The Christopher James Blood Drive!

There is a blood shortage and we need to help.  An American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site outside our store and taking blood donations. I give blood every 8 weeks and it is a simple process that usually takes 30 – 45 minutes from sit down to completion. Before the Red Cross can commit their time and resources we need to gauge the participation level. We do not have an exact date planned but most likely it will be in August and held on a weekday. I know that you cannot 100% commit without all the specifics but can you get back to me letting me know if you think you may be able to donate? Once I hear back from enough people I can set the time and date and send out a more detailed request.

I have been fortunate to meet a recipient of a donation and he and the Red Cross were VERY appreciative. To show my appreciation anyone who stops in to make a donation will receive a pair of the best men’s socks in the market from our friend Edward Armah along with a certificate to purchase any one in stock regular priced item at 20% off.

I look forward to hearing from you.  Use the form below if you are interested.

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!

Super Sale Not on Super Bowl Sunday

Instead of making you wait until Sunday for the best deals our BIG Super Sale starts TOMORROW, Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 am! We’re making it a 3 DAY event starting Thursday and ending Saturday at 5:00 pm.

All remaining fall/winter sale merchandise is 50%- 75% OFF!

Don’t bother waiting until Super Sunday. We’ll be closed that day and all the good things will be gone.

Doors open at 10:00 am and sale runs thru close of business on Saturday!


It’s Got To Go- 50% – 60% OFF at Christopher James!

Clothing stores work off of an unique calendar. Even though it is the middle of summer we are starting to get new fall merchandise in. That means all the cool, summer items need to go. Starting today, ALL summer merchandise is 50%- 60% OFF! That’s right – suits, sport coats, pants, shirts, knits, denim, shoes, and accessories are all marked down to move as we need the space for our new arrivals.

As an added bonus- take an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF your entire purchase this weekend ONLY!

All sales final. Alterations at cost. No adjustments on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotion. Ends Sat. 7/22/2017


Vote Christopher James Menswear Best in Fort Wayne


We need your help!

For many years we have been fortunate to have been voted Best Men’s Store and #2 Formal Wear Rental and Sales Store (we’re shooting for #1 this year…) Could you please take a few minutes to cast your vote for us in those categories? Just click on the link below and follow the instructions for Best Men’s Store and Best Formal Wear Rental and Sales.


It is our pleasure to serve you and we appreciate your support. Whether you vote for us or not, as a small token of our appreciation please accept our coupon for 20% off any one in stock regular price item. 

Thank you again for your support!

Your friends at Christopher James

Robert Talbott Shop Opening in Ft. Wayne



Monterey, CA, June 6, 2017 – Robert Talbott announced today that it will celebrate the launch of its shop-in-shop retail concept at Christopher James Menswear in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a grand opening event on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The concept was created to partner with leading menswear retailers across the country, and provide luxury consumers with an authentic Robert Talbott shopping experience. The shop is the sixth to open since Robert Talbott launched the concept in April 2014.

Christopher James’ new shop is designed to effectively merchandise the collection, and offer the breadth of programs from Robert Talbott; including Seasonal, In-Stock, and Made to Measure (MTM). The new space reflects the unique environment of the Monterey Peninsula, through rich imagery and materials from the California coastline, and impeccable product designed to support a layered lifestyle. The shop houses an extensive assortment from Spring/Summer 2017, including sportswear, tailored clothing, dress shirts and the brand’s world-renowned neckwear.

“We are very pleased to partner with Christopher James, who shares a long history of premium quality and personalized customer service. They have been an excellent representation of our brand in the Midwest, and we are very proud to announce our formal relationship,” said Bobby Corliss, SVP of Sales for Robert Talbott, Inc. “We look forward to sharing our comprehensive collection and a bit of the west coast lifestyle with the greater Fort Wayne community for years to come.”

To celebrate the launch, Robert Talbott and Christopher James will host a cocktail reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 13th at the store on 6410 West Jefferson Blvd. The event will be fueled by a motorsports theme, featuring Robert Talbott’s Formula Atlantic race car, and driver / CEO Bob Corliss. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest collection, experience Robert Talbott Motorsports, and have a chance to win tickets to the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, taking place the weekend of June 16th – 18th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  CLICK FOR DETAILS >>

“We are dedicated to learning the style and quality demands of our Fort Wayne customers. It is our belief the relaxed, contemporary and most importantly, authentic Monterey style of our new Robert Talbott Collection, will become a mainstay of well-dressed Fort Wayne gentlemen for years to come,” says Chris Lambert, Owner of Christopher James.

The shop-in-shop concept has successfully been launched in five other menswear retailers throughout the country, including Avant for Men in Highland Park, Illinois, Hubert White in Minneapolis, The Ascot Shop in La Jolla, California, The Hound Clothiers in San Francisco, and M. Dumas & Sons, Charleston, South Carolina.

About Robert Talbott, Inc. (
Founded in 1950, Robert Talbott, Inc. is an authentic American luxury lifestyle company based in Monterey, California. Since the beginning, Robert Talbott has been known to be more than designers of fine clothing. They are creators. They search the globe for the finest materials available, and put them together with exceptional patterns and exacting precision. As a true purveyor of refined apparel and accessories, the collection is available at menswear specialty stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

About Christopher James (www.
Christopher James has been an integral part of the Fort Wayne, Indiana community. The store’s commitment to quality clothing, personal service and meticulous tailoring has been recognized by Fort Wayne newspapers with numerous Reader’s Choice awards, and the store’s venerable master tailor, Vincent Speciale being awarded a special day of recognition by Fort Wayne’s mayor.


You’re Invited to Our Fall Fashion Bash

Don’t have plans for October 27? You do now.

Join us for one of Christopher James’ biggest trunk shows, where you can mix, mingle, and sample the newest looks from eight of the world’s best menswear brands.

Assemble your best fall wardrobe yet in one stop

We’ll be showcasing the following brands. Follow each link to see what they’re about:

  • Superb custom suits, sport coats, and trousers from Samuelsohn
  • Luxurious dress shoes from Donald Pliner
  • Dapper casual pants from Meyer
  • Classic, 100% made-in-America topcoats and vests from Upmarket Stitchers
  • Refined dress pants from Sartore
  • Sophisticated outerwear from Barbour
  • One-of-kind neckwear and accessories from S.T.E.P. USA
  • Top-of-the-line dress and casual shirts from Eton

Special event deals available

To show our appreciation for your attendance, we’re offering special pricing to all guests, and it will only be available during the bash. Stop by to learn more.

SweetCars will have a few of their “sweet rides” on display

Stop in and register to win a Master Detailing job courtesy of SweetCars.

Delicious food and drink will be served

Nosh on mouth-watering apps and tasty refreshments from our friends at Catablu Grille.

Don’t miss this event!

This is our last major sale before winter comes, so now’s your last chance to save big on fall and winter styles. Representatives from all the brands–Barbour, Donald Pliner, Eton, Meyer, Samuelsohn, Sartore, S.T.E.P. USA, and Upmarket Stitchers–will be right here in the store to answer any questions you have about your favorite items. There’s no better time to shop!

Event details:

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 2-7 pm
Location: Christopher James Menswear, Covington Plaza

See you there!