You may often hear the words designer, high-end, or luxury when it comes to men’s fashion. You may be wondering makes a garment high-end and luxurious, is it just the price tag? At Hellman Clothiers, a high-end men’s speciality store located in downtown Cincinnati, we believe that there is a lot more that goes into it.
As a men’s luxury store, we value our designer brands because we believe in quality, performance, fit, comfort, and one-of-a-kind design. We supply only the best of the best high-end menswear brands in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The selection you find in our store, you can’t find anywhere else, we promise you that. At Hellman Clothiers, we believe in being ahead of the fashion trends, we don’t wait to see what everyone else is wearing before we go on our buying trips. We go to Paris, seasons in advance to get inspired by one of the most influential fashion countries in the world.
Quality is the most important characteristic to us when it comes to purchasing product for the store. Yes, we want it to look great, but if it’s not going to last, why invest in the garment.
Quality is the reason behind the price point for most designer menswear. The unique design and logo, I’m sure play a factor for some designers, like Gucci or YSL. But, for traditional high-end menswear brands, the quality of the fabrics and manufacturing process is what you are paying for.
If you are buying a high-end menswear garment, you are going to have to “splurge” a bit more up front, but this garment will last you many more years than something you picked up at your local department store.
Just like quality, one-of-a-kind design is not something you would be able to find at your local department store either.
In addition to quality, high-end menswear, is typically more unique and one-of-a-kind, than something you would see in H&M and Forever 21. All brands have a design team, but the designer brands, are called designer for a reason.
The designer brands are the brands that are creating the trends. The designer brands find inspiration and make something their own, the rest of the stores, go to New York Fashion week and Paris fashion week and figure out how they can create something similar for a cheaper price point.
Now you may be thinking, “great! I can get something similar to the designers for a lower price point”. The answer is yes, you can, but like we mentioned earlier you won’t be getting the same quality as you would a high-end menswear piece.
The designer brands know they have to go against the grain and create something of their own to even make an impression on the men’s fashion industry. Tom Ford, a sunglass brand we carry, was a great example of disrupting the fashion industry. He was infamous for making a statement when he was the creative director for Gucci before starting his own brand.
Although, quality garments and one-of-a-kind design is what you’re going to look for off the rack, once you get into the fitting room, it’s now all about fit.
Now fit is something that is taken a lot more seriously in men’s fashion as opposed to women’s fashion. Women can get away with wearing something three sizes too big and it comes across as very chic. If a man was wearing something three sizes too big, or even not tailored appropriately, he loses respect immediately.
Designers know how important fit is, and they spend years and years perfecting the fit of their garments. The top tier brands know if they are going to charge a certain price point, the customer will want the garment to be perfect in every area. So the designers get the fit as perfect as they can so that the tailors only have to do minor if any changes to the piece.
This is why our high-end dress shirts, come in a super slim, a slim fit, a contemporary fit and a classic fit. Eton has studied and researched all of the different body types of men and have perfected their shirts into four styles that would compliment each and every body type.
After you find the right fit, the garment typically sells itself at this point. A lot of our garments sell themselves because of the unique selection our store offers. You know if you pass up that one garment, you may never have the chance to snag it again.
The speciality selection that high-end menswear stores offer is unbeatable. Designer items aren’t always the easiest to get your hands on. Most stores have a limited quantity or make you order the item online first. If you’re anything like me, if you are going to spend that much money on a garment or clothing item, you want to touch and see the item for yourself.
Feeling the fabric, seeing the details of the garment, with your own eyes are all important when making a purchase like this. We understand this, and that’s why we consider Hellman Clothiers a men’s speciality store. We carry brands and garments that no other men’s store in Cincinnati carries. We value bringing you one-of-a-kind high-end menswear brands that you’ve never seen before and have never had access to.
The owner, Chuck Hellman, takes anual trips to Europe and New York to discover those sought after high-end American and European menswear brands and bring them back to Cincinnati, Ohio. All you have to do is walk into the downtown Cincinnati store, and you have the best European and American brands right at your fingertips.