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!

Join Us for Our Biggest Event of 2015!

fall trunk show fort wayne

October 1-3, 2015, Christopher James Menswear will be hosting its biggest and best trunk show of the year. It’s three days of the newest and best clothing from your favorite brands: Allen Edmonds, Coppley, Robert Talbott and Scabal. Representatives from each brand will be on hand to show you what’s new, answer your questions and take special orders.

It’s really just a big party

The trunk show kicks off on Thursday, October 1, with a huge party. We’ll have live music by the Alicia Pyle Quartet, free food and drink from Casa’s, complimentary straight-razor shaves from Executive Barbershop, a choice selection of cigars from Riegel’s Pipe and Tobacco, the latest eyewear from Cunningham Optical, and a display of the hottest cars in Fort Wayne, presented by Dream Makers Automotive.

But it supports a great cause, too

5% of our sales during the event will be donated to Camp Whatcha-Wanna-Do, a Fort Wayne-area summer camp for children living with cancer. Learn more at

Bring your wife!

Our friends at Etcetera, a great line of women’s clothing, will be on site showcasing their latest fall looks. Learn more about Etcetera at

Enter to win stuff (you actually want)

Register to win a Coppley blazer, Allen Edmonds shoes, a Robert Talbott Seven-Fold tie and custom shirt, Prada frames, and a bundle of Riegel’s premium cigars. No purchase necessary!

So mark your calendars!

Thursday, October 1 (4-8 p.m.)
Friday, October 2 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Saturday, October 3 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

See you there!

Samuelsohn is the Made-to-Measure Designer for Men of Distinction in Fort Wayne

Samuelsohn Spring 2015

Samuelsohn Spring 2015

Today we want to talk a little bit about Samuelsohn, one of our most popular brands here at Christopher James Menswear in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We love Samuelsohn and think you should too.

Samuelsohn is one of the best made-to-measure menswear manufactures in North America, and has been an evangelist for quality and attention to detail since it began in 1923 in Canada. The company’s slogan is, “Not how many, but how fine.”

And indeed, they walk the walk. Every Samuelsohn suit and sport coat is fully canvased for durability, comfort and style (they make pants, too), and they have more than 500 luxurious fabrics for you to choose from. Their designers and merchandisers choose fabrics from European mills, and their palette includes fine wools from Italy and Great Britain, and silks, camelhairs, cashmeres and other rare and exotic fibers.

Samuelsohn is definitely for men who demand higher quality from their clothing, and favor modern styling with traditional tailoring. Our typical customer is a highly discerning man, which is likely why Samuelsohn is so popular in our store.

To see for yourself how great Samuelsohn is, come pay us a visit. We’d be more than happy to show you around.

And in fact, we are hosting a trunk show on Thursday, April 16, 2015, and Samuelsohn’s new spring 2015 collection will be featured. So, save the date!

Find us here.

We look forward to seeing you.

iDesign by Trinity Clothing is Available in Fort Wayne at Christopher James Menswear

Imagine you’re getting a suit made to measure. A tailor takes your measurements, then you choose all the fabrics, accessories and other specifications you want. Then, when it arrives a week or two later, made per your order, you approve it.

But what if you could see the suit fully constructed before a single stitch was sewn?

You can, as a matter fact.

iDesign by Trinity Clothing is software that specialty stores like us use to design your perfect suit, jacket, shirt or pant. It’s not that we can’t get your item perfect without the aid of a computer, but seeing your garment in full, on a screen, helps you better visual your end product, and makes you feel more secure about the made-to-measure process.

iDesign also has an interface that allows you to play around with hundreds of different designs, fabrics, shapes, and accessories without using a single thread or needle. You also don’t need to do countless wardrobe changes or model anything in front of a sales associate (though the guys at CJM are super accommodating and helpful!) because it’s all done online.

iDesign by Trinity interface

iDesign by Trinity interface

Once you’ve assembled your perfect piece of clothing, you just hit “submit” and you’re done. While you kick back and relax, your design goes to the talented guys at Trinity, who get right to work on your order, using their superior sewing and construction skills to craft a garment that exceeds your superior sartorial standards.

Then, when it arrives at our store a couple weeks later, it will be just as you saw (not only envisioned) it.

Sounds pretty great, right? Technology is a wonderful thing, gents. iDesign by Trinity Clothing is a new wave in made-to-measure clothing, as far as we’re concerned. Come into Christopher James Menswear today and check it out. We guarantee you’ll love playing around with it.

Call ahead for an appointment at (260) 436-4788 or just stop by. You can find us here.

Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution in One Trip to Christopher James Menswear in Fort Wayne

made to measure

What is the fastest way to lose ten pounds this year?

Wear a suit that fits.

Fit is everything when it comes to a looking good in a suit. If it is too tight, you look like you’re bursting at the seams (perhaps literally). If it is too big, you look like you have something to hide. And don’t be fooled: not even the nicest, most expensive fabric or designer nametag can save an ill-fitting suit.

Getting your suit made-to-measure is the only way to ensure you are wearing a suit that not only fits, but fits like a glove.

At Christopher James Menswear, our made-to-measure process involves our expert tailors taking your exact measurements and allowing you to choose from thousands of fabric and color swatches.

The process may sound daunting and time consuming, with all the swatches, measurements, and decisions that need to be made, but we can assure you that it is neither. In fact, made-to-measure saves you time. Rather than spending hours in a department store (or worse, online) trying on suits that, “kinda sorta fit here, but not really there,” made-to-measure suiting only requires one fitting (with possible tweaks when the final product comes in). And with our team of experts to assist you, making decisions on color and fabric will be easy.  Did we mention there is complimentary wine and you can watch the game while you get measured?

We also have various price points, so whether you are a high-ranking executive or a talented rookie on the up and up, we have pricing options that should fit as well as your custom suit.

In as little as four weeks (that’s how long it takes for your suit to arrive), you will have lost 10 pounds with zero effort. Who said New Year’s resolutions were hard?

Come into Christopher James Menswear and get measured for a custom suit. It is well worth it.