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! 


I Can’t Even: The Best Adulting Menswear Essentials from Christopher James — Part 2

Depending on your job, the disheveled look can only carry you so far. A polished appearance complete with well-fitting clothing can do amazing things for one’s confidence. Read on for reliable and effective tips in Part 2 of Christopher James Adulting Menswear Essentials: 

In our last installment, we talked about suits, ties, dress shirts, the necessity of a belt and appropriate jeans. Next on the list are sweaters.


Sweaters. A lightweight sweater from Christopher James is a great transitional piece from season to season. You can wear a sweater from Peter Millar or Robert Graham with a button down shirt, with or without a tie, under a sport or suit jacket or with an open collared button down and coordinating solid T-shirt peeking out underneath. Throw on a sport coat and jeans and your not-too-casual-oh-this-old-thing look will yield many approving looks. 

Jeans aside, another wardrobe essential is a neat pair of trousers, be they dress pants or casual chinos. Options from Samuelsohn or Bill’s Khakis are incredibly comfortable, versatile and lightweight. 

Shoes. Your feet will thank you a million times over for investing in a few pairs of high-quality shoes. Start with a pair of dress shoes and a pair that checks the casual box so that you have a few styles to rotate through. At Christopher James, we carry both looks from Trask and J&M 1900 and can offer suggestions for how to pull off completing your outfit in shoes that aren’t black. 

Underpants. Why are these in the list? Because we care. Taking care of yourself and maintaining a good grooming schedule also includes considering the first layer of clothing on your body. Throw out your torn and stretched underwear. You deserve the best! Who wants to wear a great outfit with overstretched underwear that bunches in all of the wrong places? Get some Saxx underwear.

Come and adult with us at Christopher James today!


Samuelsohn Ice Wool: maximum performance and comfort

Meet your new favorite suit

It’s the latest in innovation and exclusive to Samuelsohn and available at Christopher James Menswear, Indiana’s Samuelsohn HQ for suits, sport coats and trousers in Fort Wayne.


With a wool that maintains optimal body temperature by holding or reflecting heat as needed, this suit is a must have for any and every season.

“Shocked” rather than treated to combat the elements, this material repels water, stains, and provides stretch for the maximum performance and comfort.

Samuelsohn is proud to be the official tailored clothing outfitter of the LA Galaxy, one of Major League Soccer’s most decorated clubs. Players co-designed their suits selecting details that expressed their individual personalities. From a three-piece suit with a lapel vest to a double-breasted peak to a straight up single button notch, the players became stylists working along side our master tailor. WATCH THE VIDEO:

Spring 2017 Trunk Show

Please note on your calendar the upcoming Samuelsohn Spring Trunk Show –  Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 1:00- 7:00 pm. Samuelsohn representative Dorian Anderson will be joined by Meyer and Sartore pant representative Pino Tricase; Donald Pliner shoe representative Jimmy Richmond; and Made to Measure Custom Shirts. The daylong event will feature expanded product selection,  special pricing,  and food and drink from our friends at Casa

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!

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.