The Story of Patrick James, Purveyor to Gentlemen began in 1962 in the city of Fresno, California. Patrick James Mon Pere took his first steps down a path, which would become a lifelong journey. Mon Pere felt a true passion for the clothing business and had quickly attracted a very loyal following.
Patrick James began primarily as a private label store. Mon Pere used his own fashion savvy, as well as meticulous attention to quality and detail, which quickly established Patrick James as a "West Coast Classic" style. A business was then built by the heartfelt service and friendship that was bestowed upon each customer that walked through its doors. The secret of Patrick James lies in providing our customers with quality clothing and guiding them to establish a wardrobe uncompromised in its quality in both fabric and design.
Patrick has now been joined by his sons: Mike, Patrick, Jr. and Clay. Together, they have built Patrick James, Inc. into a growing firm of fifteen upscale men's clothing and lifestyle stores spread throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. While the flavor and fashion of the merchandise may have changed in part, the hallmarks of quality and exemplary service are as present today as they were on that first day in 1962. Patrick James still has its share of private label clothing and opulent merchandise, but has now expanded its offerings to include lifestyle brands and luxurious men's sportswear collections. The buyers and merchandisers for Patrick James have a mission to obtain the unique and exquisite from around the world, without ever sacrificing quality and workmanship. The tradition is kept alive with offerings from England, Scotland, U.S.A., and Ireland, while the contemporary is blended in from Italy, France, Germany, Canada and Japan. Patrick James has become an exclusive upscale men's store with an international flavor without sacrificing any of its Old World roots.
The Patrick James family has grown to over 100 employees, many of whom have been with the company well over 30 years. They have a unique knowledge and passion for the business, which is passed onto their customers and friends. The Patrick James staff is very active in their community and local charities, all of which is reflected in the company's mission statement.
We are a family business establishing friendships in our community by providing our customers outstanding professional service and quality merchandise in a comfortable shopping environment or in the comfort of your own home.
We thank all of our loyal customers and friends, without whose patronage none of our growth as a firm would be possible. For those that are new to our stores, catalog or website, we say, "Welcome to the Family". We look forward to writing the next chapter in this story with all of you.