ABOUT US

Owned by 2 legendary Detroiters, Tony Stovall and Cliff G. Green. Hot Sams is an iconic Detroit Mens Fashion Brand built on an essential lifestyle promise. The Hot Sams brand has always been synonymous with High Quality Detroit Style. The story goes that in 1974 a couple of determined and hard working young men worked their way up the retail ladder at Hot Sams and in 1994 became owners of the very store they worked at, which makes this fashion and lifestyle label a true American/ Detroit Dream personified.


THE TEAM


1921 – FOUNDED

Hot Sam’s Quality Clothing (former name) opened under owner Sam Freedman at

1974 – START OF TONY AND CLIFF

Tony Stovall & Cliff Green worked as salesmen at Hot Sam’s

1994 – NEW OWNERS

Tony Stovall and Cliff G. Green purchased Hot Sam’s.

1995 to 1996 – BREAKING RECORDS

Under new ownership Hot Sams broke past sales records, averaging about 1.6

1996 – UNCF FUNDRAISER

Hot Sams began hosting an annual black-tie in-store fundraiser for the Lou

1999 – DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Hot Sams began work with the Detroit public school system participating in

2004 – LOCATION MOVED

Moved around the corner to the newly built Compuware Headquarters at 127

2014 – DETROIT ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT

Started working with the Detroit Elections Department office with the voter’s clerks

2015 – GRAND REOPENING

Celebrated a Grand Reopening with the sponsorship of Bedrock Detroit to reveal

2019 – HOT SAM’S DAY

Hot Sam’s celebrated 99 years in business with an exclusive “Countdown to

2020 – SURVIVING THE PANDEMIC

Hot Sam’s closed it’s doors on March 16, 2020, for the first

2021 – 100 YEARS OF BUSINESS

Hot Sam’s Celebrates a century of history by presenting: “Detroit’s Black Wall