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    Jersey Boys
    June 28, 2017

    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

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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

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    These Shoes Are Made for Summer
    May 17, 2017

    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

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    $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 >>

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    The Sport Coat Deconstructed
    May 14, 2017

    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

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    The Skinny
    May 8, 2017

    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

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    Back to Nature
    May 5, 2017

    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

    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

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    The New Blue Hue
    May 1, 2017

    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

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    Riviera by Jack Victor Spring/Summer 2017
    April 25, 2017

    Since its founding in 1913, Jack Victor Limited has grown according to its original values of superior style, superior quality and superior value. The company’s Riviera Red sportswear collection includes contemporary jackets and pants designed for an elegant and easy lifestyle. Made in Europe, each versatile piece suits the spectrum of the modern man’s active day from work, travel and special events to a night out hanging with the guys.  

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    The Blazer Legacy
    April 22, 2017

    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

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    The Naples Raincoat
    April 21, 2017

    Spring showers bring big, beautiful flowers, but they can also leave you drenched on the way to work. Yuck! Stay dry. Look fly. Why? • Micro-fibre shell naturally sheds H20 • Removable lining offers three-season versatility • Thigh-top length elegantly works for dress and casual attire Your #1 ally for a soggy Spring.  Save $100. Sizes 36 to 46. Regular price $395.

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    Ballin Cotton-Twill Pants
    April 17, 2017

    Get ready for summer with this amazing cotton-twill pant from Ballin ($175). Dress them up with your new navy blazer or dress them down for casual wear. If that’s not incentive enough, here’s a bunch more reasons to try them today: • Fine-quality stretch Pima cotton • Contemporary cut • Zip fly with button tab closure • Front slant pockets, welt Read more

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    Ready, Set—Spring 2017
    March 11, 2017

    Welcome to Spring/Summer 2017 at Chris James! Menswear this season is fresh and ready to go. Soothing colours of the natural world—neutral tones of tan and straw, refreshing blues, vibrant greens and shades of silver and grey—dominate dress and casual wear. The look blends a modernist slim fit with vintage flourishes, such as sharkskin finishes, floral patterns, gingham checks, and updated ’60s resort-style windbreakers, pyjama-collared Read more

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    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

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    34 Heritage Spring/Summer 2017

    The evolution of the blue jean revolution continues with 34 Heritage’s Spring/Summer 2017 release. A beloved staple at Chris James, the brand shows the undeniable year-round versatility of denim with an injection of seasonal hues—silver, sand, pale grey, stone and faded rust—to augment the classic blues. Whether you prefer Courage (straight leg) or Cool (skinny) jeans, here’s your chance Read more

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    Blue Industry Spring/Summer 2017

    True to its goal of designing highly coordinated urban menswear, Blue Industry has created a collection for Spring/Summer 2017 whose understated sophistication and clean lines ensure a man has all the required clothing options for summer city life. The colour palette has a tropical vibe and the natural-cotton jackets, pants, shirts, polos and sweaters are made for warm weather elegance and comfort. Don’t overlook these easy-going contemporary Read more

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    Ben Sherman Spring/Summer 2017

    This season, Ben Sherman continues its music-themed designs with a new collection, dubbed “Modern Rhythm,” that captures a series of swinging styles, including Sixties Sharp, British Beat, West Coast Sound Studio, and Sixties Pool Party. Across the spectrum of dress and casual wear, you’ll see smart tailoring, distinctively textured fabrics and eye-catching colours and prints that capture the confident cool of Read more

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    Ted Baker Spring/Summer 2017

    Peer over the hedge for a glimpse of Ted Baker’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection. In a season echoing the throwback suburban paradise of 9-to-5 workdays and leisurely weekend barbecues, the Baker family’s effortless love affair with laid-back style has tongues wagging. Whether it’s clothing for the office or off-time, the cut is pristine, the colours are chalky offbeat tones and the accents add uninhibited splashes of acid Read more

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    Stones Spring/Summer 2017

    Stones brings its customary understated confidence to Spring/Summer 2017. Drawing on its origins as a cool European suit company, the brand takes traditional garments and revolutionizes them with unique fabrics and subtle flourishes, such as cuff and button treatments, linings, and collar and pocket finishes. That “edge,” or blend of classic and casual styling, is unique among menswear Read more

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    Tiger of Sweden Spring/Summer 2017

    For Spring/Summer 2017, Tiger of Sweden doubles down on its signature look. The brand best known for “a different cut” comes out strong with a minimally modernist collection of sleek, vertical suits and tapered dress shirts that accentuate the masculine form. There are new colours and patterns to be found, but the powerful design message remains the same—fit is it. (Click Read more

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    Peter Millar Spring/Summer 2017

    Peter Millar, which combines timeless American style with fine European fabrics, has created another beautifully crafted collection for Spring/Summer 2017. The quality of construction is undeniable and the superior detail, vibrant colours and exquisite styling evoke the good life. Peter Millar is always appropriate on the golf course, at the office and for a night on the Read more

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    Fred Perry Spring/Summer 2017

    Fred Perry, style icon during his tenure as a top-ranked professional tennis player in the 1930s, is the inspiration for this eponymously named collection. Beginning with a simple white combed-cotton-piqué tennis shirt, the Fred Perry shirt now comes in a wide range of colours, solids, stripes and iconic designs with single or twin contrast “tipping” on the collar and cuffs. Combined with a growing Read more

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    Bugatchi Spring/Summer 2017

    Beautiful shirts remain the heart of the Bugatchi collection for Spring/Summer 2017. Made from gorgeous Italian fabrics and featuring detailed collar and cuff treatments, Bugatchi shirts come in a stunning array of colours and patterns.Worn alone or paired with a sportjacket and dress pants or jeans, these incredibly comfortable shirts are destined to be go-to essentials in your smart-casual Read more

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    Victorinox Spring/Summer 2017

    Heritage meets modernity for Victorinox Spring/Summer 2017 as digital artists inspire the season’s collection of woven shirts, T-shirts, pullovers and jackets. Traditional Swiss Army values of quality and function get a technical boost thanks to graphic prints and performance textiles. Cool, contemporary and comfortable, the clothes let you take on whatever life throws your way with Read more

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    Lacoste Spring/Summer 2017

    The tradition of well-made, well-tailored casual clothing continues with Lacoste Spring/Summer 2017. While the colourful petit-cotton-piqué polo remains the core of the line, the brand has expanded its collection of innovative sports-inspired urban attire. Now in its ninth decade, the iconic crocodile adorns polos, graphic T-shirts, warm-up jackets, sport shirts and sweaters. (Click image to enlarge.)  

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    Cutter & Buck Spring/Summer 2017
    March 3, 2017

    Born in Seattle, Washington, Cutter & Buck is a product of the landscape and lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest—a place where crashing surf meets rugged coastline and city sophistication embraces its unspoiled backyard wilderness. Made for easy-going guys who value adaptable, classic apparel with a modern twist, Cutter & Buck will take you from the job to playtime day and night.

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    Toscano Spring/Summer 2017

    Relaxed, comfortable and classic. Toscano menswear offers a refined approach to casual attire for the discriminating customer who values timeless fashion. The Toscano look is based on unique combinations of colour and texture in every garment. It’s an understated collection that lets you always look your best.  

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    Slash Casual
    March 2, 2017

    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

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    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

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    A Groom’s Style FAQ
    March 1, 2017

    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

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    Custom-Cut Suit Program
    February 23, 2017

    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

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    The Evolution of a Revolution
    February 21, 2017

    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

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    WDP in 2017
    February 5, 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

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    Clothes Make the Man
    February 3, 2017

    Ever see a guy like this and wonder “what’s he got that I don’t?” Simple. A suit from Chris James. Made from high-quality fabrics in a selection of killer colours, our contemporary-cut suits bring out the best in every man. In-stock suiting prices start in the mid-500s, but we’ll knock $100 off so you can Read more

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    Essentials: The Navy Blazer
    May 19, 2016

    There are numerous stories about the birth of the blazer. Some tie its origins to clubs at English colleges, while others link the blazer to military uniforms. Ralph Lauren, the icon of American fashion, describes the HMS Blazer as the birthplace of this sportcoat classic. Anticipating a visit from Queen Victoria, the frigate’s captain, aware of Read more

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    The Dot’s the Deal
    May 1, 2016

    Stripes, plaids and checks have been the classic patterns used to enliven men’s clothing for decades. Yet, designers have added something extra to men’s style—the “dot.” Whether it appears as a polka dot, pin dot or micro medallion, gingham, geometric or amoeba, the small neat pattern is the latest design feature that’s popping up in every menswear collection since 2016. Patterns of Style Matinique, Ben Sherman, Ted Baker, Read more

    Top Priority When Buying a Suit
    April 7, 2014

    We’re often asked what the top priority should be when purchasing a new suit; Style, Fit, Fabric, Price. These are all important considerations, but there is one factor that trumps all:  It doesn’t matter if you’re in the corporate world or on the creative side – at work, a wedding or other special occasion. It doesn’t Read more

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    Why Canada Goose?
    January 21, 2014

    Proudly made in Canada for over 50 years, Canada Goose is committed to producing the best extreme weather outerwear in the world. Their products have long been considered a survival tool by scientists, explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts. From South Pole research facilities and the Canadian High Arctic to the streets of New York City, Paris, Read more

    How to Spot a Fake

    Counterfeiting has been a significant problem for the apparel industry for a long time, and as Canada Goose grows in popularity the challenges have also grown to global proportions. Fake Canada Goose parkas are made with inferior materials and substandard quality, resulting in jackets that offer no protection from the elements and can actually pose Read more

    How to care for your Canada Goose

    A Canada Goose parka is an investment that when well taken care of will easily last more than a decade, if not a lifetime. So here are some tips to keep your coat looking its best.   1-     Keeping it Clean When your parka needs cleaning, closely follow the instructions on the contents label inside the Read more

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    Jersey Boys

    Want a change from woven shirts? Not exactly an athletic-polo guy? Then get the style that comes wit

    The Summer Sale

    Having a great time, and wish you were here. Our annual Summer Sale is now on! We’re taking 20

    Summer Dress Extravaganza Is On!

    We’ve never offered so many dresses at such incredible prices! Our Summer Dress Extravaganza

    $100 Off Stones!

    The summer sport coat season has begun!Choose from our collection of Stones sport jackets, and tak

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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