Robert James, a rural Ohio native, is the owner of By Robert James menswear brand. The brand is founded on timeless, handsome classics with a modern twist. After graduating from The Ohio State University and FIT, James pursued a design career in apparel design, with the purpose of honing his skills for his own brand. That day has arrived and James now works to bring his passion for men’s fashion to life by designing, a head to toe line of jackets, coats, jeans, trousers, and craft knitwear.
Based in New York City’s Lower East Side, James strives to maintain a brand that balances innovation and inspiration, while honoring the tradition of honest, hard work. Inspired by music and historic men’s garments and themes, and guided by the spirit of his humble beginnings, James’s designs appeal to high-end men’s fashion books as well as the average guy. James aims to make every man who wears his clothing feel as handsome as the clothes themselves.
The brand also uses local goods and manufacturing, insuring that every product is not only great for the consumer, but has a deeper environmental conscience while supporting local businesses in the community.