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
Shena Evans is a wife, mom and has a passion for fashion. She has been working at Paolini Garment Company for five years as a chief of staff. With over four years of experience managing in the fashion industry, Shena is also a stylist assistant that has brought a positive energy while focusing on achieving daily and monthly goals.
Shena Evans earned a bachelor degree in textiles and apparel management with an emphasis in marketing and merchandising from the University of Missouri Columbia.
In addition to her project management work, Shena is also involved in arts and culture, animal welfare, and disaster and humanitarian relief. She loves baking, hiking and shopping.
CHIEF OF STAFF
Elodie is an fashion design intern. She is looking forward to gaining knowledge and experience. She is currently studying business and fashion design.
She participated at the Kansas City Fashion Week and West 18th Street fashion show. She showcased her collections and received great local and international feedbacks about her work.