Custom garments

The Paolini Garment Company takes pride in delivering the best – in fit, fabric and personalized details. We create garments completely custom-tailored for you, working with 18 different measurements for the perfect fit.

Our fabrics come from the finest fabric mills around the world, including Italy, England and Australia from Ermenegildo Zegna, Vitale Barberis Canonico and Dormeuil.

Make it yours

Every detail is determined by you – the fabric, the width of the lapel, the type of trousers, the jacket lining … even whether you prefer straight, slanted or ticket pockets.

Elevate our classic, custom suit with any of these distinctive options:

  • Half- and full-canvassed (rather than glue-fused)
  • Picked stitching
  • Surgeon’s cuffs (working buttonholes)
  • Rubberized waistband
  • Hem/heel protector on trousers
  • Fabric sweat shields
  • Bemberg lining
  • Horn, genuine Trocas Shell or Erea buttons

About the Paolini Garment Company

The Paolini Garment Company is a luxury custom clothier, with tailored clothing roots dating back to the 1930s – the heyday of New York’s Garment District. For our discerning clientele, we design and tailor custom-made:

  • Suits
  • Sport Coats
  • Trousers
  • Shirts
  • Tuxedos
  • Overcoats

Meet Tom

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

 

Each garment is crafted with just the right balance of classic style,
custom details and perfect fit. Here are some examples of the
custom-tailored looks we can create from our current collection.


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Aurelien Collin and Tom Paolini had their first meeting in 2010 when Mr. Paolini was selected to design and make custom suits for the Sporting Kansas City players, coaches and owners to wear on game day and for special events. It was apparent early on for Tom, Aurelien had a passion and more than a slight interest and awareness for fashion. During his fitting, Aurelien selected the details for his suit with care, most importantly the fit: tapered sleeve, pegged trousers cut just above his shoes.

Fast forward to the 2011 when, in the Field Club after a game, Tom approached Aurelien to offer a compliment on the patent leather shoes he was wearing, and to talk more about the appreciation of style and the fashion courses Aurelien was taking remotely in Paris. Tom recommended they talk about how Aurelien could show his tailoring skills and put his fashion knowledge to work.

After many cappuccinos, lunches and the occasional glass of wine, they decided the best way for them to bridge the worlds of professional soccer and fashion – and in the spirit of Kansas City’s focus on philanthropy – was to direct their project towards a non-profit in the arts. They concluded that their collaboration would be to put together a one-of-a-kind experience for a charity auction and they both gravitated towards the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance’s “Crescendo” event at the Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts. Aurelien would design a custom suit that was donated by Tom and include tickets to a Sporting Kansas City game with a tour of Sporting Park by #78 himself.

Their first collaboration provided great results with the unique auction item generating a handsome donation for the Crescendo event and the eventual winner, an award-winning Kansas City architect, having a stunning new look and experience to share. That success coupled with the passion for updating the menswear available in Kansas City (and across the U.S.) inspired them to find more ways to continue their partnership.

Aurelien debuted his first suit design (for his own closet) during the nationally televised MLS 36 on NBCSports in early July of 2013. The suit being a single breasted, 2-button, 2 ½” notch lapel, ultra-slim fit, Prince of Whales plaid pattern suit with what Aurelien calls “clear blue” (and what Tom refers to as “sky blue” lining). During this taping, the President and Co-Owner of Sporting Kansas City tapped Aurelien to design a suit for the upcoming MLS All-Star game being hosted in Kansas City, with their goal to have the President as the best-dressed of all the GM’s in town for the festivities.

Currently, the duo is attacking their latest project, which will be their most ambitious yet; a fashion show during the MLS All-Star Week at the Power & Light District in front of thousands there to participate in the festivities. They are collaborating, with Aurelien as the designer and and Tom as creative advisor and suit maker, to design and make over 20 looks to be modeled off by fellow Sporting Kansas City players, as well as the two men themselves.


 

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