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    The Summer Sale

    Having a great time, and wish you were here. Our annual Summer Sale is now on! We’re taking 20% to 40% off seasonal collections from your favourite designers. Our extended summer hours have begun. We’re open every weekday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to Read more

    Jersey Boys

    Want a change from woven shirts? Not exactly an athletic-polo guy? Then get the style that comes with the cool jersey shirts of the season. Ted Baker, Matinique, Ben Sherman and Victorinox are killing it with these stretchy knits. Great colours and prints. Plenty of style along with neat details, such as button-down collars and contrast Read more

    The Sport Coat Deconstructed

    The sport coat (or sports jacket) is just that—a men’s suiting-style coat. Unlike a suit jacket, however, a sport coat is sold without matching pants, which makes it far more versatile. Every guy needs to know—the sport coat is the easiest way to amp up your style.    Versatility, Function & Value Today’s designs come in a trimmer cut and are Read more

    The New Blue Hue

    There’s no getting around it: Guys look great in blue. Now you can take your workhorse navy business suit in a fresh direction with one of the new blue hues for Spring. They’re brighter, busier and bolder. The look stays professional, but the new blue hue has an elegant now-ness thanks to the sophisticated and boundary-pushing European fabrics industry. Pretty much any shade qualifies: smoky grey-blue, teal blue, plains, Read more

    The Blazer Legacy

    For every decade, menswear items are nipped, tucked, shrunk and reinvented. Few garments survive fashion’s evolving trends and styles—except the navy blazer. Transcending seasons and generations, the dependable, versatile navy blazer endures. When combined with a wide range of pants, from jeans and chinos to linen and dress pants, it offers stellar style that can be adapted for nearly every occasion. On the Road With Read more

    A Groom’s Style FAQ

    Guys are often unsure about what they can wear for their weddings. Jim Adams answers some frequently asked questions: What can I do to show my personality without drawing attention away from the bride?   It’s good when the groom understands that he’s not the star of the wedding and, as a gentleman, wants to defer to the bride. But with the bride’s input, Read more

    The Evolution of a Revolution

    By Jim Adams The story goes that Levi Strauss & Co. created blue jeans in the 1870s. We can thank James Dean, however, for elevating denim from the ranks of durable ranch and work wear to the realm of cool men’s fashion in the 1950s. Over the intervening decades, design houses have created denim in a variety of cuts and silhouettes. There is no doubt that, Read more

    $100 Off Stones!

    The summer sport coat season has begun!Choose from our collection of Stones sport jackets, and take $100 off! Incredible fit. Beautiful European fabrics. Unique finishings and trim details. Great selection of colours. Sizes 36 to 46. More on Stones >>

    Back to Nature

    In 2016, the new look in men’s shirts was the “dot,” and it included everything from polka dot to mini-check, micro-houndstooth and amoeba patterns. Though tiny patterns are still huge, they’ve evolved beyond geometrics to include nature’s own flora and fauna. It’s a season filled with shirts showcasing flowers, leaves, birds and butterflies. Wear these shirts as bold separates or with Read more

    Matinique Spring/Summer 2017

    A stunning Spring/Summer 2017 line continues Matinique’s reputation for setting city style. Ranked among the most influential ready-to-wear menswear lines, Matinique consistently defines silhouette, fit, fabric and finishing details each season. This Spring, the attitude is more relaxed, but the look is no less elegant as sophisticated natural linens and textured cottons in coordinated seashore colours, such as blue, white and grey accented by tan, dominate the collection. Read more

    Slash Casual

    By Jim Adams Dress clothes aren’t dead. They never will be. I’m a classic guy who likes to wear a sport coat, shirt and tie every day. But even I admit that each morning, my dress pants frequently get bumped for cords, chinos or jeans, and my ties are more often paired with checked or Read more

    WDP in 2017

    We created the Wardrobe Development Program (WDP) to help you put together the looks you need at great prices every day of the year. Now, WDP has been enhanced and expanded to help you build a complete wardrobe that better serves all your business and smart-casual needs. What’s New? WDP is new and improved across the Read more

    These Shoes Are Made for Summer

    Summer just got a little more interesting. Enjoy an instant style reboot with the season’s retro-revival suede and buckskin shoes from Ted Baker, Geox, Matinique and Fred Perry. Plain and perforated oxfords, brogues, loafers, driving moccs and upscale trainers in a selection of stunning summer shades. Unbelievably comfortable kicks you can pair with a jacket or with jeans. The footwear Read more

    The Skinny

    We call it “the skinny.” Why? It’s our inside look at how you can build a lean-and-mean professional wardrobe. With these essential elements, you’ll be able to put together a no-fail collection of 20 looks that will keep you dressing sharp on the job for weeks. It all starts with the suit—two in fact. A suit is the most important clothing investment you’ll Read more

    Checks, Dots, Stripes & Balances

    Solid shirt, solid tie. No brainer, but not today. Classic white shirt with a regimental stripe or medallion print tie in a contrast colour? Enduring and always appropriate in suiting and sport coats, it’s true, but you can do so much better. If you want to add some excitement to your suit or sport coat—whether it’s plain or Read more

    Sandwich Spring/Summer 2017

    Casual contemporary with personality. That’s why Sandwich is always elegant, and the easily coordinated separates are forever fun. Check out what’s new this season! Spring Collection Summer Collection  

    Grooms & Grads

    Spring is the season of celebrations—and new suits. If there’s a special day on your agenda, we’ve got an unbelievable clothing offer that will ensure you look your best at your wedding or graduation without breaking the bank. Sitting down? For Spring 2017, we’re offering grooms (their groomsmen), grads and their guests a suit and all the trimmings for under $500. The Suit Read more

    Custom-Cut Suit Program

    Your fit. Your fabric. Your finishing touches. The Chris James custom-cut suit program is the modern marriage of craftsmanship and technology. The result? We create your signature look. Looking for an elegant, contemporary suit cut just for you? Through the state-of-the-art service at S. Cohen in Montreal, we’re offering our customers an incomparable suiting offer. Choose from more Read more

    About Chris James

    The art of dressing is made easy at Chris James: Whether it be clothing for work, weddings, or weekend – embrace accessible luxury with our interesting and sophisticated focus on quality, versatility and an edgy, yet enduring sense of style. Experience fashion from designers around the world in a stunningly beautiful shop in downtown Kingston.

    Summer Dress Extravaganza Is On!

    We’ve never offered so many dresses at such incredible prices! Our Summer Dress Extravaganza continues. Hundreds of in-stock dresses to choose from—and our complete selection has been reduced up to 70%. When the hot weather hits, a stunning dress is a woman’s best friend for everyday wear and for special occasions. Stop in early for the best selection of Sandwich, Part Read more

    Part Two Spring/Summer 2017

    Part Two is for women who want to look great and want fashion that effortlessly enhances their lives. Beautiful designs and fabrics, great attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship make Part Two a favourite women’s brand at Chris James. Check out what’s new for 2017. Spring Collection     Summer Collection  

    Brenda Beddome Spring/Summer 2017

    We’re launching Spring womenswear with some of our favourite lines. If you’re a fan of Brenda’s basics, you’ll love the pieces she’s added to her collection in 2017. Take a look!

    Ecru Spring/Summer 2017

    Meticulous attention to detail defines Ecru. Clean, flattering, modern lines set the tone for the company’s Spring collection of separates.

    Blaest Spring/Summer 2017

    What’s essential attire for a Canadian Spring? A stylish raincoat from Blaest! Check it out.  

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    WDP in 2017

    We created the Wardrobe Development Program (WDP) to help you put together the looks you need at gre

    CJ Preferred

    The more you spend, the more you save! The CJ Preferred program earns you savings with every purchas

    About Chris James

    The art of dressing is made easy at Chris James: Whether it be clothing for work, weddings, or weeke