Dressed for Success
New Men’s Clothing Shop, Anthony Leigh, Opens In Noblesville
Writer / Julie Young
Photographer / Julie Montgomery
When commercial airline pilot Ryan Anthony Lynch and non-profit enthusiast Coltyn Leigh Miller created the concept for their men’s boutique, they wanted to establish their venture in small towns where men’s fashions were at a minimum and community at a premium. The result is Anthony Leigh, a cultivated clothing shop for men specializing in all occasion apparel, accessories, fragrances and gift items.
“We started in Auburn in May of last year, but we realized early on that we wanted to be in a bigger market where we could offer more personalized customer service,” Miller says. “We opened in Noblesville on December 1, and today we have four locations in both Indiana and Ohio.”
For their formal-wear clients, Anthony Leigh offers a customized on-site measuring service at the customers’ place of business with a discount on any large orders. When the clothing arrives, Anthony Leigh delivers the garments so that the client does not have to go out of their way. For the casual consumer, Lynch and Miller work with a number of designers and makers throughout the county to bring some of the most on-trend looks to the Hoosier market. They have recently added a small women’s and girls line to their stores as well.
“One thing that everyone seems to like is the 13-by-9 inch maps of Noblesville, Indy and Fishers,” Miller says. “They come in black, white and green and have proven to be very popular. We also offer some graphic tees and have created our own brand as well.”
But clothes are only the conduits to Anthony Leigh’s real mission, which is to help youth reach their potential in whatever capacity the community needs. They host the occasional catered shopping night, which is a ticketed event that helps support a local organization. For $50, guests can enjoy food from Grindstones and shop until they drop with a portion of the sales going to the non-profit of the night.
“We also offer internships for high school and college students who want to get into fashion or who want to learn about marketing and business,” Miller adds. “We also have ambassadorships for students who are not looking for a full-time job but who are willing to post on social media for us in exchange for the occasional free merchandise. There is a criteria that they have to meet in order to become one of our ambassadors, but we are willing to champion these future influencers and help them get their start.”
Like the young people he strives to help, Miller understands the desire to “fast track” his career. He graduated high school in three years and, by the age of 20, was a bank manager. He attended college online and at night balancing his work with his education and his ever-expanding career. At the present time, he is pursuing his master’s degree through Grace College.
“I see the struggles that the youth of today face,” he says. “There is high demand, but not enough mentors to help these kids out. I remember going to networking events and giving out my card but rarely was there any follow-up. Now when I attend these things, I make a point of following up with these kids one way or the other.”
In addition to the Anthony Leigh stores, Lynch and Miller own some self-serve yogurt franchises as well as a youth aviation organization. All of their enterprises are self-funded and some of their non-profit partners include Riley Hospitals for Children, the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club.
“We have no loans and no debt so we only believe in putting our money in ventures that work,” Miller says. “We don’t have time to see how it goes for a few years. If it’s not working, we cut our losses and try something else. Luckily, Anthony Leigh has been well-received by the community and we love being here. Our customers are super excited about the products and services we offer as well as our overarching mission and that is why we are in business.”
Anthony Leigh is located at 982 Logan Street in Noblesville. Visit them online at anthonyleigh.com.