Josh VanMeter Shops Trask and Paige Denim at Christopher James

Happy Fourth Of July From Christopher James!

On behalf of all of us at Christopher James we wish you and your family a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend. We are open today until 6 pm and will be closed Saturday as we will be celebrating with our families.

The 4th means summer fun and summer means baseball. With the season right around the corner we were pleasantly surprised to have Indiana native and Cincinnati Reds player Josh VanMeter in the store the other day. Josh picked up a few pair of Trask Italian sneakers and some great Paige jeans. Good luck this season, Josh and hoping you can hit a few more long ones like this…

Trask Virtual Trunk Show for Men and Women at Christopher James!

Since we do not know when we will actually be able to host our Spring Trask Trunk Show we decided to have one NOW!

CLICK HERE  to Check out the newest men’s and women’s shoes and take advantage of our limited 10% discount. What size am I? Don’t worry as we have most of your sizes on file and if we order something and it does not fit or you do not like it we will gladly take it back and get you the correct size, something else or credit your charge.

Check out the shoes here and please e mail me at or call or text me at 260 413 0794 and I will take your order and arrange for the items to be delivered right to your doorstep.

Be well,


Some Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

Work place style has evolved, there’s no doubt about that. Whether you work at a law firm, in a doctor’s office, or are part of the financial or professional services industries or you’re a teacher, the guidelines for workplace dress are drastically different than they were 10 years ago. Business casual rules were shattered years ago and if you’re unsure what’s de rigeur at the moment, visit us at Christopher James Menswear in Fort Wayne and we’ll help you out. 


What they wore then: A suit with shoulder pads big enough on which to land a plane, a solid-colored shirt and tie. 

What you wear now: Comfortable, form-fitting sport coat from Coppley over a casual button-down patterned shirt by Emanuel Berg with a pair of neat jeans by 34 Heritage. No holes.  



















What they wore then: Short-sleeve shirts in the summer with a tie and dress slacks. Sorry to bring back terribly vivid memories. 

What you wear now: An untucked long-sleeve shirt from Peter Millar, a half-zip coordinating pullover and chinos by Bill’s Khakis. Skip the pocket protector. 



























What they wore then: A too-big V-neck sweater, tie and solid-colored button down shirt. Pleated khakis down below. 

What you wear now: Pants with pleats should find their way into your closet if you have larger legs or carry more weight around your midsection. Otherwise, pleats shouldn’t be having a moment in your wardrobe, gentlemen. Flat-front pants are flattering on slim men of all ages and are quite flattering. Paired with a cashmere sweater and vibrantly patterned shirt, you’ll be ready to take a seat at the conference room table in this getup. 


What they wore then: Lace-up dress shoes or stodgy and stiff leather loafers.

What you wear now: Refined sneakers from Trask or leather tennis shoes from On that will make you feel like you’re walking around the office on air.  











The staff at Christopher James believes the laidback look is here to stay, at least for a while. Stop in at our store and we’ll help you put some casual clothing options to work for you. See you soon! 

Kentucky Derby Fashions in Fort Wayne

The Bets Are on at Christopher James!

Whether you’re attending the Kentucky Derby or making an appearance at a local Ft. Wayne, In Derby party, Christopher James Menswear has you covered. That means you too, ladies! You can bet on being stylish with Christopher James in your sport coat pocket. New soft pocket squares made from cotton, cashmere, modal and designed by New York-based artist Ruth Graves are available just in time for your spring celebrations.

The weather is finally turning, and you’ll see the new season demonstrated in Graves’ pastel hues and bright patterns. Her smart designs for Derby day and beyond will add charm to our female customers’ fashions. Derby Day is the fastest two minutes in sports, but Graves’ designs will have a lasting impact on your spring wardrobe.

Graves is a long-time collaborator of ours, and we’re thrilled to have her on-site at the Fort Wayne store on May 9 from 2 to 7 p.m.  Come and hear her talk about her recent creations and stay to see the latest clothing from Byron Clothing, including suits and sportscoats, and Trask, which will have their stylish shoes on display. You’ll also have an opportunity to see Christopher James’ semi-custom dress and sports shirts. They’ll all be on hand with additional merchandise and special pricing.

Speaking of special pricing, from now until May 18, you can save $100 when you spend $500 or $250 off purchases over $1,000 use our Mad About Spring Offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon, and good luck with your Derby pools!

Trask, Peter Millar and Stantt- all in Fort Wayne!

Join us for a Trunk Show Wednesday Nov.8 at Christopher James!

Stop by Wednesday, November 8 to check out Trask shoes and accessories, Peter Millar sportswear and Stantt semi- custom sport and dress shirts

3 great brands in our store for this one day event. We will be showing the latest looks from those vendors and introducing Stantt shirts where you can design your own shirt and have it in your hands in two weeks!

Food and drink from our friends at Club Soda.

Special pricing for this one day event!

Fort Wayne Father’s Day Gift HQ

Excellent Gifts for Father’s Day

Every year, the third Sunday of June is a special day for a special category of people – fathers. This is the day to honor and show appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father’s Day, as it is known, is a day you should focus on spoiling your dad, father-in-law or grandfather with meaningful goodies. Speaking of goodies, there are plenty of excellent gifts to choose from. We have some suggestions for you that we are sure your father will certainly love! Take a look:

Sportswear from Robert Talbott

You’ll be spoiled for choice here as there is a huge selection of cool wear for men, from sports shirts in both classic fit and tailored/trim fit  to polos and sports coats. You can also choose between woven shirts, knit shirts and soft coats, depending on what your father fancies.







Another piece of garment that will show your lovely intentions is a necktie. This long piece of cloth has long been the classic Father’s Day gift, and this year doesn’t have to be an exception. You can get Best of Class ties, Estate ties, Sevenfold ties, Protocol ties, bow ties, etc. Just to give you heads up, these ties are by Robert Talbott, who makes some of the best of the best ties.



Shoes from Trask

They say that a lot can be said about a man’s character simply by looking at his pair of shoes. You definitely want your father to make a great impression, don’t you? Trask has got the crème dela crème of the trendiest shoes on the market right now.

Besides coming in different fashionable styles, the shoes at Trask come in different colors, including brown, black, blue, grey, camel, white and tan. Get your papa a pair and he’ll sure find a good pair of pants to match it.

Shaving Products from Art of Shaving

It goes without saying that personal grooming is important, so it would be very thoughtful of you if you bought some shaving products for your old man. Art of Shaving is your one-stop-shop for everything that has to do with grooming, from shaving kits and razors to brushes and other grooming products, you’ll find them all!

All these gift ideas are not only going to be excellent gifts for Father’s Day, but they will also make every other day special. What’s more is that you don’t have to break a bank to afford these gifts as they are reasonably priced.

And – don’t forget the gift where size doesn’t matter and goes with everything – the Christopher James Gift Card.  Please call 260-436-4788 if you would like to purchase a gift card. Or order it online.