Tom Paolini came to the garment business with the powerful combination of his family’s pedigree in the clothing industry and his experience working in business development and sales management for multiple Fortune 500 companies. He has focused on building a clothing brand that stands for quality and customer service and bringing enjoyment back to the experience of fine tailored clothing.
His sister company, The Style League, was founded in early 2009 and has created custom suits and shirts for clientele across the United States and Canada ever since. The Style League has outfitted an impressive crowd, such as established, influential businessmen; young, up-and-coming leaders; and coaches and athletes from the NCAA, NFL, NHL, NBA and MLS–including co-designing and making the team suits for Sporting Kansas City.
Notable achievements and associations
Custom Tailors & Designers Association (CTDA)–Member
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce–Member
Centurions Leadership Program (KC Chamber of Commerce)–Graduate, 2008
Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership FastTrac Program–Graduate, 2009
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
Originally from Chicago, Jen’s journey through the fashion industry began as a teenager as a print, catalogue, and runway model. While her vocational course turned to nursing in college, she continued to work for retail clothiers as she pursued her bachelors and master’s degrees in nursing. Jen kept her love for style alive even while working as an ICU nurse by modeling through an agency in fashion, print, runway, and fitness modeling. Jen eventually traded in her scrubs for a full-time career in fashion, working with a local Kansas City designer who specialized in high-end men’s and women’s clothing.
In her role as a stylist for Paolini Garment Company, Jen brings her discerning eye for custom clothing to a client base that demands the very best. Jen enjoys working with both men and women to create tailored looks that reflect their personal style, with little details that surprise and delight. For Jen, there is nothing better than the look on her client’s faces when they try on their new garment for the first time!
Jen is the mother of three beautiful daughters. She continues to serve the medical community in her adopted hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas by serving as a director on the board of the local hospital. When she is away from the design shop, Jen loves to travel widely, eat and drink adventurously, and workout (nearly) unfailingly.