Get Decked Out for the Holidays with Help from Christopher James

When you’re walking in the winter wonderland of Fort Wayne, the staff at Christopher James can show you how to make your layers look stylish while keeping you warm. So accept those invitations to holiday parties, after-work gatherings with friends and dinners with family and rely on Christopher James winter staples to make you look great. 

Let’s start with the innermost layer: Underwear. Saxx undergarments are key. They’ll keep all of your men’s parts snug in the right places without causing any jingling bells. Next, pull on a pair of wool trousers from Samuelsohn. Their versatility allows you to go from the office to a casual holiday happy hour after work. A lightweight yet warm sweater from Peter MIllar or Robert Graham over a button-down shirt will keep you warm in a drafty bar after work.

Let’s be realistic: Fort Wayne winters are cold. Despite that, you don’t have to cover up your stylish layers in a parka that makes you look like an abominable snowman. Instead, top it off with lined top coat. No longer only as suit toppers, a top coat from Bugatti is one you can toss over jeans or dress trousers. We have cashmere or wool selections to keep you toasty, options with zip-out lining, solid-colored classic navy alternatives or bold colors to make you a standout. The top coat trend is going strong for a second year in a row, so hop on the fashion train this winter, too. 

See you soon at Christopher James and Happy Holidays! 


Top Off Your Outfits in the Best Way at Christopher James

The next time you head out this fall, don’t think of your outer layer as an afterthought. 

You are the canvas and all of your layers of clothing, down to what you wear to keep yourself warm, each make up your finished fashion masterpiece. Everyone is truly an artist, so channel that creativity, visit the team at Christopher James and you’ll see what a few basic pieces you thought were utilitarian can do for your appearance. 

A top coat, which is simply a lightweight overcoat, is the coolest look around this fall. It’s a perfect transitional piece as the colder weather descends and Christopher James in Fort Wayne has the best selections. Solid-colored and patterned options from Bugatti, for example, are all the rage for a second year in a row, says Christopher James Associate Oleg: “Bold colors and or patterns allow for versatility as well as a new look to some of our favorite classics.” 

Stick with a timeless classic navy top coat if that’s more your style. Sure, top coats are historically worn over a full suit, but the selections we carry from Bugatti include one with laser cut edges and a zip-out vest lining that gives the coat a sporty flair while still holding its own with your suit. Pair it with jeans and a beer at your next tailgate outing and you’ll be a standout. 

Our coats are meant to complete your look, but are also made to keep you warm. Stop in and we’ll show you selections made with a neoprene-like outer layer made from wool or for a more luxurious feel, opt for a top coat crafted from a blend of lambswool and cashmere. Cashmere is not only warm, it’s breathable, too. You’ll be ready for wind, fall temperatures — and the fashion runway, my friend! 

As Oleg says, the top coat works for “a formal engagement or a night out.” See you at Christopher James soon as you consider (another? Your first?) top coat options.