Sunday, September 30, 2012

Your Top Priority When Buying a Suit

We recently asked on our Facebook page what people thought the top priority should be when purchasing a new suit; Style, Fit, Fabric, Price or Store. 
The votes came in and our fans overwhelmingly chose Fit.

Our fans know what they’re talking about. 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 matter if it’s winter, summer or in between. The fact is having the right fit allows a man to make a clear statement without saying a word: Modern, smart, confident, capable and comfortable. The well fitted suit is the uniform of success. It doesn't matter how much you spend; a well fitted $500 suit trumps a $2,000 ill-fitted bag every time.

Other Suit Buying Tips

Fabric should be your next priority. If you'll own just one suit make it a medium weight (all year round) high twist, natural stretch, (less wrinkle quick recovery) pure wool gray suit. Mid grey is preferable, but also acceptable are bankers grey, dark gray, or even charcoal. Choose a plain colour or very small, neat pattern, it works for workday, evening or interviews, and it can double as a sport coat with other slacks or jeans. Go gray all the way.

When choosing a style today there’s only one way to go; here’s what to look for:
  • 2 button, fairly narrow notch lapel jacket with side vents
  • Sleeve length: show a quarter to half and inch of shirt cuff
  • Jacket length: you should be able to cup your hands around the bottom of the jacket.
  • Pants should be flat front, fairly narrow and the length should be shorter than you think – don’t leave a puddle of cuff on your shoes.

Choosing a store is about trust. We believe trust is a gift - hard-earned and treasured. With over 35 years in the business of dressing men for their particular lifestyle it’s been our passion and mission. Today a custom fit suit provides a man with a distinctive, personalized and confident statement at a price that’s similar to off-the-rack.

Discover your personal style with a custom cut S. Cohen suit: join the Chris James Preferred Customer Programme and take advantage of the Wardrobe Development Program: receive $100 off the purchase of a suit made to your personal specifications. With over a 200 fabric assortment, you select the fabric/color you need, together we determine the details: The Fit - trim, contemporary, or classic. The jacket style and pant style - trim, classic, or athletic.  We then fit and measure, input the data into the computer, and 10 days later you are wearing your beautiful new custom fit suit.

Chris James Preferred Customers also receive the 2nd shirt, tie and pant at half price. For a limited time, sign-up for the program and save $50 off your next purchase.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Your mother called....

In preparation for Mother's Day, and to make life a little easier all around, Chris James brings you Mother's Day gift giving made easy.  Buy any two of our silk scarves, and receive a third for FREE!  It's the perfect gift for Grandmother's, Mothers, Mother-in-laws, Sisters, Wives, friends, and just about anyone else you might know and want to say a big "I appreciate you" to. 

Mother's Day is only 2 weeks away.  No gift ideas you say?
Scarves are always a hit, and one in silk won't hurt a bit.
Come on in and you will see ..... Buy 2 Silk Scarves and the third one's FREE!

Poem courtesy of Rhian.

Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Relay for Life - Team Que Sera Sera

For a number of years, we have had amongst our inner a circle a pillar of strength that has inspired us, focused us and driven us.  We have laughed (oh, how we've laughed), we've cried and we've vented.  And for the last number of years, on the first Friday in June, we have been honoured to be a part of Team Que Sera Sera's annual Relay for Life walk. Team Que Sera Sera is captained by the amazing Sarah Fraser, whose ongoing personal battle continues to motivate us to "keep calm and carry on".  For those of you who are unfamiliar, Relay for Life is a 12 hour walk where a member of the team is walking/running/sleepwalking on the track at RMC non-stop.  It is a blaze of solidarity and strength.

Sarah has worked with us for a number of years, and some of you may well have met her in the store.  We hope that this year you will consider supporting team Que Sera Sera and the hope and courage that an event of this type provides to those who participate.  To witness these fathers, mothers, daughters, sons and survivors unify through this common cause is both humbling and affecting.  For those of you who have supported in the past, who will go that extra mile in the present, and who will make sacrifices for the future, we thank you.  If you would like to come and bring us a coffee and say "Hey" on the night of, we thank you.  If you would like to donate by supporting team Que Sera Sera to enable the Canadian Cancer Foundation to do all facets of the work that they do, we REALLY thank you.  It's how we can "keep calm and carry on" - knowing that we are doing what we can to kick cancer's butt everyday for everyone in every way possible.

You may click on the Canadian Cancer Society's link above to read team Que Sera Sera's story, and donate to support.  Thank you.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kate's Way...Our Way

Kate's Way ...

Our Way ...

 Tiger Blazer      $ 449.00
 Cinque Shirt     $ 215.00
             Paige Denim Jeans $ 190.00      
Brave Belt        $ 105.00

Monday, March 5, 2012

EMU Australia Trunk Show

We will be hosting a trunk show for EMU Australia on Saturday March 10, 2012 from 3:00pm-6:00pm and again on Saturday March 24, 2012 from 10:00am-3:00pm.  Join us for a preview of their Fall/Winter 2012 Collection.  You'll not only get the advanced viewing, you'll also be able to pre-book your pieces in exactly the size and color of your choice!  And we are going to give one lucky shopper the opportunity to win a pair of sheepskin boots!

Going somewhere warm? Take me with you!!

We have just received a small grouping of swimwear from our Kenneth Cole and Trina Turk collections and they are comfortable and most importantly.. wearable.  Tankinis, 1 pieces, and bikinis that are built to hold you in.