Chris James carries dress and casual clothing for men from Canadian and international designers. Only the best of the best menswear—brands that meet our criteria of quality, style and value—are part of the Chris James Collection each season.
The evolution of the blue jean revolution is onging at 34 Heritage. A beloved Chris James staple, the brand celebrates denim’s enduring year-round versatility with a selection of fresh seasonal shades—lots of tan, grey, stone, pale khaki, brick dust and China blue. There’s a new trim cut, called Charisma, with a slightly higher back rise. We’ve included Naples once again in our collection, and the exceptional Carson cargo pant and Travis denim jacket are back. The super-skinny Calm cut is available in two colours. Love your basic blues? Our core collection of dark rinses in Cool and Courage will carry on.
For more than 90 years, S. Cohen Inc. of Montreal has manufactured finely tailored men’s suits, sport coats, trousers and outerwear. Known for innovation, style and exceptional value, Cohen uses woven fabrics from the world’s finest mills to produce its seasonal collections. Through the company’s in-stock program, Chris James is able to offer the complete collection for special order. Contemporary designs, outstanding fit and the sophistication of Cohen’s exclusive fabrics deliver an affordable garment that you will wear again and again.
Beautiful shirts remain the heart of the Bugatchi collection. 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 sport jacket and dress pants or jeans, these incredibly comfortable shirts are destined to be go-to essentials in your smart-casual and dress wardrobe. And the stylish Italian-yarn, pure-cotton socks? The selection of colours and patterns speaks for itself.
Ted Baker modestly opened its doors in 1988 as a men’s specialty shirt manufacturer in Glasgow. The company has since grown to become synonymous with English chic, and the distinctive label symbolizes quality, elegance and attention to detail. Each collection shows Ted’s signature understated style—richly toned micro-print shirts, lots of tone-on-tone textures and a selection of cozy knits. The trim continues, and Ted’s unmistakable collar, placket and sleeve details will modernize your look on and off the job.
Ballin is the leading North American manufacturer of men’s pants and shorts. Ballin was founded in 1946 by Charles (Chic) Balinsky. In our 70th year, we still remember the days when Chic opened the Canadian factory and sold goods by horse and buggy. The original building has been expanded several times, but it is still home to Ballin’s main Canadian production facility. Ballin is celebrating 70 years with the launch of many new performance fabrics, and slimmer silhouettes continuing to dominate the fashion market.
Over the company’s 68-year history, Clarks has designed iconic footwear that has sparked style revolutions and defined generations. Again, the company is directing its expert craftsmanship at contemporary styling with two timeless dress shoes for men: the leather-soled Bostonian Soft Wing (dark tan or black) and the rubber-soled Wenham Cap (brown or black). Great style. Great quality. Great price. Simple.
Imagine a shirt that looks like your favourite busines-casual sport shirt—beautiful fabric, great style, proper collar. In addition, the DeSoto arm is constructed without seams to allow for unprecedented fit. Then imagine it’s as cozy to wear as your favourite T-shirt—moves with you with cotton-jersey comfort next to your skin. These 100% cotton, no-iron shirts are designed in Italy and made in Europe. Come in to see our selection of patterns, tone-on-tone prints and solid colours, including white, black and grey.
Not every man is built for today’s trim-fit dress shirts. Guys who want a contemporary and comfortable cut should check out the lightly tailored “Modern Fit” from Eterna, which can be worn with or without a tie. Each piece is meticulously constructed from extra-long-staple Egyptian cotton, a yarn that guarantees softness, colour brilliance and comfort. In an era of global production, you can feel good about the shirt on your back as Eterna values sustainable environmental practices, fair working conditions, and carbon-neutral production. Eterna shirts are designed and made in Europe.
Since its founding in 1913, Jack Victor Limited has grown in keeping with its original values of superior style, superior quality and superior value. The company’s 3Sixty5 Collection of Canadian-made suiting offers is a brilliant in-stock solution that offers elegant pant and jacket separates to fit every man.
The tradition of well-made, well-tailored casual clothing continues at Lacoste. The colourful petit-cotton-piqué polo remains a core piece in the line—now in regular and slim fit. The iconic crocodile brand has also expanded its selection of innovative sports-inspired urban attire to include sport shirts, sweatshirts and graphic T-shirts.
Since 1958, Lipson has been proudly providing Canadian-made fine men’s shirts to clients across North America. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is located in Toronto, combines high technology with traditional tailoring techniques to create shirts of exceptional value and quality.
Each Lipson shirt is made to exacting specifications using only the finest fabrics and trimmings. Every component, from threads to buttons to interlinings, undergoes thorough testing before it is introduced into the collection.
Ranked among the most influential ready-to-wear lines for the urban guy, Matinique continues to define silhouette, fit, fabric and finishing details. The label single-handedly increases the relevancy of suits and blazers for everyday style. Separates and outerwear continue in colours, such as grey, slate blue, black and tan. Printed shirts add a strong accent to any wardrobe. The trim Matinique fit exudes confidence and authority for every man. And the program of enduring “never outs” proves that good taste is always in style.
No gimmicks. No bells and whistles. Sometimes the best things in life are simple. The Patrick Assaraf Collection is built on two pillars: casual wear doesn’t need to be “sloppy” and luxury clothing doesn’t need to be expensive. Assaraf’s minimalist clothing for the modern gentlemen begins with premium materials. His understated shirts are the epitome of business-casual style—made from fine cotton and boasting elegant patterns. His signature sweaters are produced using 30-gauge cashmere and ultra-light merino wool. He elevates the humble T-shirt—available with long or short sleeves—by using super-soft Peruvian pima cotton. A subdued colour palette makes it easy to endlessly mix your favourite pieces. The Assaraf concept of “de-lux-in” lets you simplify your wardrobe from the inside out with timeless, quality basics for an easy, comfortable style.
A well-tailored suit is the trademark of the professional man. Your wardrobe will be richer. Your style repertoire more diverse. A beautiful suit gives you instant elegance for a variety of occasions. How does Tiger of Sweden fit that picture? Premium fabrics. Precision balance between style and comfort. Clean silhouette. Impeccable construction. Unmatched European elegance. It’s the suit for any man who wants to turn heads.
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 [...]
Looking for a new suit? The Chris James Wardrobe Development Program (WDP) gives you the best bang for your buck—every day of the week. When you choose from our incredible in-stock collection of contemporary-cut suits (starting $645) from S. Cohen Inc., Tiger of Sweden and Jack Victor, we’ll give you a $100 gift card to use towards regular [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dress clothes aren’t dead. They never will be. Lots of guys wear a sport coat, shirt and tie every day. But even we admit that dress pants frequently get bumped for cords, chinos or jeans, and ties are more often paired with checked or patterned shirts instead of whites and other plains. In part, [...]