We talk to Chuck Hellman about the grand opening of his new store, and how it brings a new level of menswear style the city has never seen before.
There’s a new shop coming to downtown Cincinnati, and according to its owner, Chuck Hellman, it will be nothing like the city has ever seen before.
Hellman Clothiers, a high-end menswear retail shop, will first open their doors on Oct. 12 in the atrium of the Carew Tower downtown. Hellman, who also owns Blaine’s Fine Men’s Apparel in Montgomery, saw an opportunity to expand the industry of men’s fashion in Cincinnati.
“The idea came when our customer base and business continued to grow. There is so much activity happening downtown and I felt there wasn’t a true Fashion Men’s presence there. There will be now,” says Hellman. “It will be fun and colorful and nothing like this city as ever seen in men’s fashion.”
Although both of Hellman’s shops sell high-end menswear, they will differ in appearance. Hellman Clothiers will offer a sophisticated yet fun atmosphere with a classic sense of style.
“It will have a completely different look from the inside than Blaine’s and many different fashion brands will be available there,” says Hellman. “I can honestly say no one looks like we do and our assortment of brands is something that sets us apart.”
Deciding on a name and location for the shop came easily to Hellman. With so much development happening in downtown Cincinnati, it’s a great way to bring something new to the city as well as expanding his brand. The name Hellman Clothiers came from paying tribute to his family name.
“It was about paying homage to my late dad and my beautiful mother that I would carry our name in the city they love,” he says.
The fashion industry continues to grow and thrive in Cincinnati. Throughout the past few years, the city has continued to develop as a great place for entrepreneurship.
“I have more men and women thanking me for bringing such a store to our city. They appreciate the brands we carry that continue to make us the men’s fashion go to location,” Hellman says. “I am not here to push anybody too far but I will challenge them to step out of their box a little bit.”
The grand opening of Hellman Clothiers will extend from Oct. 12-14 and there will be a lot of exciting events for the customers to experience. There will be twelve vendors at the opening to promote their brands and talk to customers, as well as wine and bourbon tastings. Every customer in attendance will receive a swag gift and has a chance to register to win a free custom suit with any $100 purchase. Marty Brennaman, voice of the Cincinnati Reds and city councilman, will cut the ribbon at noon on Thursday Oct. 12.
Hellman Clothiers will just be one more gem added to a growing industry in Cincinnati. As the city continues to bring in more people and adding more infrastructures, Hellman is confident his shop will be a good move for downtown.
“I knew this city could be pushed to enjoy more fashion and that’s what I intend to keep doing. I can’t wait to get open and meet lots of new customers and help them feel great and confident,” says Hellman.
Join the fun this weekend at their grand opening or keep up with them on their Facebook page here.