Who is Hickey Freeman? True Luxury Menswear!

You know that when clothing is made in a place called “The Temple,” you’re dealing with true luxury menswear . But just wear did this brand come from?

It all started when two young entrepreneurs, Jacob Freeman and Jeremiah Hickey, met and wanted to bring high quality clothing to the masses. Hickey and Freeman weren’t just interested in opening another mens fashion store, or even a mens specialty store. They wanted to create an entirely different brand that used the most modern technology, and the finest handcrafted and hand-tailored quality in every single piece.

And yes, it all happens at “The Temple.” Not an actual temple, but instead a 77,000 square foot warehouse in Rochester, New York. It’s here that the best tailors from all four corners of the world meet to create sleeves, stitch collars, and shape lapels until they’re just exactly right. Each one is a master in their own right, and eachspecializes in a different area of garment-making. This is why it’s not only each piece of Hickey Freeman clothing that defines quality, but every stitch of every piece does!

These tailors, as well as anyone who wishes to visit The Temple, are reminded of that dedication to quality each time they enter. Carved in oak above the door is the phrase “Keep the Quality Up.” This is the Hickey Freeman motto and vision statement – today, tomorrow, and always. It’s why their garments are so beautiful, and why generations of men continue to wear only the best. Only Hickey Freeman.

Need the Perfect Formalwear for your Holiday? Here’s how to choose it!

Like so many people, you probably have plans this holiday. Whether it’s a big party or just a small office meeting, you need the right Northern Indiana formalwear for it. So how do you choose? By following these tips!

Whether you’re wearing a tuxedo or a fine men’s suit, you always have to make sure that it fits, and that it’s of very good quality. While it may be tempting to purchase a budget suit, especially if this is the only occasion you’ll wear it for, don’t do it! One look will let everyone know that that’s not the best suit you could find, and it probably won’t fit you perfectly either.

Quality mens clothing Indiana doesn’t always mean wearing just boring white dress-up shirts underneath those luxury menswear suit jackets. It’s the holidays, so feel free to jazz it up a little! You can go super bold, with crazy colors and patterns; or if you’re the more conservative kind, choose stripes instead. Maybe
you can even find some in crazy colors!

When you’re attending a holiday party and not going to work or another formal event, the amount of accessories you pair with your suit is up to you. While cuff links or a tie may not be totally necessary, the right pair of shoes is! Make sure that they’re dress shoes and that they’re polished – and that they match your pants!

Don’t get too stressed out about how to dress for your party. After all, it’s the holidays! Follow these tips, and follow your own instinct, and you’ll be the best dressed one there!

Fall at Christopher James

We have enjoyed receiving a wide variety of merchandise over the last month and we have the store ready for the Fall/Winter season! Also we would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who came out to our October 12th trunk show, “Sweet Clothes, Sweet Cars and Fine Cigars”. It was a huge success. as we donated over$1,500 to local Lendingahand charities and had a great time in the process. Big thanks to our friends at Casa, Jim Casaburo and the always exciting Chef Al, as well as the entertainment, Alicia Pyle, for helping to create such a great atmosphere.

Cathy, Tom, Sherill and Max I have chosen some of our favorite items and outfits for the fall season. Below the photo’s is a description of the items in the photo’s.

Photo 1

Robert Talbott Sport Coat, Robert Talbott Tie, Eton Shirt, Sanyo Jacket, Salvatore Flannel Pants


Photo 2

Eton Shirts and Ties


Photo 3

Suit on the left: Paul Betenly Suit, White Andrew J Shirt, Robert Talbott Tie

Suit on the Right: Hickey Freeman Suit, Eton Shirt, Robert Talbott Tie

Photo 4

Victorinox Vest, Sport Shirt and Scarf

Photo 5

Peter Millar Vest, Sweater and Sport Shirt, Scarf by J.M Dickens

Photo 6

Assorted Wolverine Boots


Photo 7

Coppley Suit, Eton Shirt, Robert Talbott Tie, Edward Armah Pocket Circle, JM Dickens Scarf

Photo 8

Coppley Sport Jacket, Eton Tie, Robert Talbott Tie

Photo 9

Allen Edmonds Ridgeway, W. Klienberg Belt, Victorinox Hat

If you see anything you would like to get more information on leave a comment, or even better come on in! We are open Monday through Friday 10 to 7 and Saturday 10 to 5. We are very excited about a few new brands for fall and as the season progresses we will be sharing “brand profiles” and other exciting news here on our blog.

We hope to see you soon!


Save the Date: October 12th, 2012

Save the date for our upcoming Fall Trunk show, our biggest trunk show of the season!

This two day event on October 12th and 13th will feature some of our best lines, and some great local businesses as well.

On October 12th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm we will be celebrating with food and drink from Casa’s with our good friend Jim Casaburo, as well as enjoying the lovely sounds of Alicia Pyle and two Philharmonic members. SweetCar’s will be on hand to show off a selection of their best car’s and our neighbors at Riegal’s will have their doors open showcasing their finest cigars.

We are really excited about his event and hope that you bring out your “sweet car” to share at the party. We will have the parking lot blocked off, but will be able to open it up for customers to bring their cars to show into the coned off area. If you are interested in bringing your car and having an information sheet about it put out next to the car then please email Max before hand so he can prepare the information sheet. He can be reached at max@isroff.net.

Of course no Christopher James trunk show would be complete without a charitable tie in. Representatives from Lendingahand.net will be on hand to talk about their partner charities. We will be donating 5% of our sales from this weekend to the Lendingahand.net partner charity of your choice. You can find out more information about them on their Facebook.

Also joining us for the trunk show will be multiple reps here to show their complete fall lines. Jeff, our rep from Hickey Freeman and Coppley, will be on hand to help with fitting and ordering of in stock and custom suits. Kevin from Allen Edmonds will be here with their fall shoes as well as a selection of other styles. Larry from Robert Talbott will be here with their full fall line.

We are also very excited to welcome on Friday only VK Nagrani and Edward Armah. Many of you are familiar with VK’s “famous” socks that we carry as well as Edwards bow-ties and pocket rounds. Both men will be in store to show off some of their product as well as to meet the people that make their products a success!

Although this is a two day trunk show event the party and the cars will only be going on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm so mark your calendars to come out and see some sweet clothes, sweet cars and fine cigars!