A Special Message from Christopher James Menswear

I never imagined having to write an e mail like this. They didn’t teach us how to handle pandemics at “suit school.” Nonetheless, we find ourselves in a situation that needs addressing. Our customers’ and associates’ safety is our number one priority and with that in mind effective Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 pm we will discontinue our regular store hours until further notice. I live 7 minutes from the store and the store will still be receiving mail and some shipments so I plan on coming to the store from 12 to 3 pm Monday through Saturday. If you have any needs, alteration pick ups, etc. I will be here to assist you. In addition, I am available for individual appointments at the store or in your home or office and am happy to work with you via Skype or send photos via text messaging. I can be reached on my cell at 260-413-0794 or via e mail at Chris@CJMenswear.com I’m hoping my limited presence will still allow your needs to be met while allowing for needed safety precautions for all.

I apologize for this disruption but for many reasons feel it is the right thing to do.

I have received some very touching e mails and in store visits from friends who have asked how can they help as they want to support us during this difficult period. You will never know how much those gestures have meant to me, my family and the staff at the store.


If you are interested, we are offering you an opportunity to purchase gift cards and as a small thank you we will discount the purchase price by 10%. A $100.00 gift card will cost you $90.00; $500.00 gift card will cost you $450.00;  $1000.00 gift card will cost you $900.00. You get the idea. To Order GO HERE and Use Code: SHOPLOCAL at checkout to get the 10% discount .  These tough days will pass and you will have plenty of time to take advantage of your gift card for Father’s Day gifts, a new outfit for yourself, or even to apply to a cool pair of Edward Armah socks…

Even if you pass on buying a gift card from me please consider those less fortunate and make a donation to a local food bank or a different local charity. Those folks need our help now more than ever. In addition, if you do so remind me that you did the next time you are in the store and as a thank you I’ll give you a pair of Edward’s socks on me.

On behalf of my entire team we thank you for your continued support. As a locally owned family business we know that we all are being affected. We are in this together and we all will get thru this. Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Chris, Joel, Oleg, Sherill, Cathy, Vince, Jay, and Bob

The Best of Fort Wayne: Christopher James Is Here to Take Care of You!

What motivates you to wake and go to your job every day? For the expert staff here at Christopher James, it’s you! During this holiday season and every day in between, put yourself in the hands of the stylish and knowledgeable staff at Christopher James

Started a little more than eight years ago as a way to “continue and enhance the tradition of an upper-end men’s store in Fort Wayne,” Christopher James has bucked the online shopping trends by offering impeccable service and an impressive and unique selection of high-quality clothing. Eight years later, owner Chris Lambert and team are still excited about selling menswear and taking care of you, their client. “The opportunity to help people look their best and make the process as simple and easy as possible,” Chris says, is just part of the recipe that keeps them going everyday. 

But their love of what they do doesn’t stop there. They can’t get enough of seeing you and the new faces walk through the doors of Christopher James. If you’re a first-time visitor, the team will be thrilled to show you around, help you look for the things on your shopping list and see you off, while looking forward to seeing you again. 

If shopping is not your bag or you don’t have the patience to figure out the kind of fit you need or the appropriately patterned shirt to wear under your sport coat, the Christopher James team will take excellent care of you and show you some of their favorite pieces. High on their list are brands like Canali, Gimos and Sartore. They’ll take the guesswork out of buying a proper suit, dressing for your first job interview and choosing clothing that’s right for you. 

If you’re a Christopher James regular, you know that our store has evolved with the times. The staff strive to look for higher-quality merchandise with every buying opportunity. They’ve also expanded into the wedding business by suiting entire bridal parties. Whether your party members are local or traveling in, the team can accommodate you and have all of you looking smartly and attractively dressed on your big day. Need a home or office appointment? They do that, too. 


We can’t wait to see you at Christopher James soon! 

Graduation Gift Shopping for HIM in Fort Wayne Indiana

The Best Gifts for Your Favorite Grad  


Winter is finally(!) over and the end of the school year has arrived. It’s an exciting time for grads, so help them celebrate with a stylish gift or two from Fort Wayne’s Christopher James. Here are some of the hot items on our list:

Refined shirts: Reality is setting in and with a job in corporate America (or a non-profit or academic) around the corner, your favorite grad needs to look the part. A new Emanuel Berg shirt will quickly become a favorite in your grad’s spring wardrobe. The fine Italian fabrics and perfect fit makes the product well worth it. If your gift recipient is headed to a more relaxed work environment, opt for a shirt from Emanuel Berg that can be worn untucked. Not just any shirt can be worn this way. We can show your grad how to do it.

Dress socks: We’re not talking about six-packs of socks you can buy in varying patterns. Instead, think of the most luxuriously soft and high quality socks that will wrap your graduate’s feet in comfort all day while at the office. Esquire Magazine hasn’t declared VKNagrani socks the “best dress socks in the world” for no reason. Pay us a visit at Christopher James and we’ll show you why your grad deserves a pair or two.

Half-zip sweaters: A half-zip sweater from Peter Millar is an incredibly versatile wardrobe staple that your grad can wear to the office over a dress shirt or out with shorts or a pair of chinos on a cool day. Layer one under a sport coat until Mother Nature figures out exactly what season we’re in. We have many colors to choose from to pair with a mix of patterned shirts.

A Christopher James gift card: Congratulate your gift recipient with a Christopher James gift card! They’ll be in great hands with our expert staff should they need any advice on suiting, accessories or fashionable matches. See you soon!


Save on New Fall Arrivals with Our Now & Later Gift Card

Gift Card Christopher James Menswear

Santa dropped by early this year to deliver a present sure to brighten up your holiday season. And it’s come just in time for our new fall arrivals!

The Save Now & Save Later gift card

With this gift card, you’ll get major savings on the newest styles from your favorite menswear brands like 34 Heritage, Agave, Allen Edmunds, Barbour, Coppley, Donald Pliner, Hickey Freeman, Peter Millar, Robert Talbott, Samuelsohn, and more.

How it works

Shop now: Until October 22, get $100 off $500, or $250 off $1,000

Shop later: From Oct. 24 – Nov. 19, get $100 off $500, or $250 of $1,00

All you need to do is bring your gift card into the store.

Print it out or show us on your phone. Get the gift card here.