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

Meet the team

Kyle Doherty

Kyle brings 10+ years experience in the garment industry to Paolini Garment Co., pairing his manufacturing of leather goods & designing wardrobes for clients, which makes him a great addition to Paolini Garment Co.

Kyle has spent extensive time in Europe learning about the manufacturing process as well as both the classic and new trends of the garment industry. He pairs his knowledge and experience in business development and his passion for the industry to provide an enjoyable and ultimately satisfying one-of-a kind experience to his clients.


Shena Evans


140oz of water a day, 20 leopard blouses, guilty reality tv junky…The Paolini Garment associate shares her schedule.

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7:15 A.M. First, my 4 year old, Harper, is my trusty alarm clock. I can’t remember the last time I set an alarm at home. He kindly wakes me every morning with a “get up, mom, I need chocolate milk” or I roll over and have his teenie face staring at me. There’s nothing creepier than waking up with someone staring at you. Then I grab the babe, Asher, and we caravan, ever so slowly into the kitchen. First and foremost, once to our destination, is my coffee. I’m a coffee and cream drinker every single day and it is in your best interest if you wait to speak to me after I’ve taken my first sip. It’s my second alarm, “alright I up!” After I’m taking care of, it’s on to the littles of the house, including my 7 year old westie, Trixie. A little secret, I eat the exact same thing every single morning for breakfast, toast topped with coconut oil and a tomato. It has never failed me and until it does, it is toast and toms for me.

9:00 A.M. I head off to drop H at school and if needed run some quick errands, all this is just to get the babe down for her nap so I’m able get at it when I get home. Working from home is a luxury but baby’s nap time is a bigger one. It never fails that I run into someone I know as I live in such a tight knit community, it’s like Cheers. All the while, I’m thinking about my outfit of choice just so I could get out of the house to get to school on time so H can catch the bus for his 100 different field trips. Since when did preschoolers take field trips? I digress. But I do I have to be honest, I work very hard to look casual.

10:00 A.M. I’m in work mode. First thing first is putting out the fires that are still burning from yesterday. It’s like having five kids: You run to the kid that is crying the loudest. If this is on office day which is 2x a week, I’m on the road, jamming to Beyonce. She is my go to to get me in the mood to kick some major butt. I’m sure I’ve turned some heads with my car dancing and bass booming.

10:45 A.M. Its like clockwork, this is the time when I start thinking about lunch. Come to think of it, maybe my one slice of toast and tom is failing me…. I never miss a meal, I have to feed my brain. I try to suppress the need/want of indulging in an early lunch and drudge on.

11:00 A.M. I’m a true believer of lists and staying organized is a constant battle for me. It is a work in progress but I’m getting better everyday. I go back through my to­do’s, spreadsheets, emails, etc and make sure nothing is still smoldering and then proceed to the next spark.

11:30 A.M. The Baby is up and I have to turn on the mom switch. I feed her while continuing the communication with the other parts of the team. Once her little belly is content, we take a few minutes to just play. She is becoming a little person with her own personality and I’m extremely privileged to be a part of it. I’ll take this break to make lunch. I say make lightly because a lot of times this entails me throwing in a Lean Cuisine pizza and cottage cheese. I joke that I should buy stock in LC because I buy so much of it. Honestly I don’t even like it that much its just the ease of it.

12:30 P.M. Now its back at it! Baby on the playmat cooing away and happy as a lamb, which I never really got that analogy. The communication throughout the company is constant. If we are not Skyping, we are Gchatting with updates, ideas, orders, etc. This goes on for the rest of the day and is necessary!

3:00PM. Coffee break!…. And I’m back!

5:00 P.M. I’m trying to wrap up. My husband, Barrett, and Harper will be home in a hour. I’m not the “hot meal on the table when the hubby gets home” kinda gal but I do like to have some idea what is for dinner even if that is just a take out menu on the counter.

6:00PM. My two boys are home and hungry! In the summer, we eat so late! Most nights include soccer in the backyard, the pool, or some outdoor activity. It’s so easy just to grab the kids and head out to dinner and that happens 2­3 times a week. I really enjoy cooking and I take advantage of that on the weekends. We have a garden with herbs, tomatoes (clearly), and all kinds of peppers. We try to incorporate those veggies in at least one meal everyday. There is a feeling of accomplishment that “hey I grew that” that I really enjoy.

8:30 P.M. The slow, chill out period. It is imperative to me that we do story time every night regardless of what else is going out, I know we have that, and that is comforting. We all pile into my son’s bed and read just one story. It puts everything into perspective and it is really cool to watch them enjoy the simpleness of a book.

9:00 P.M. And now this is when I get to indulge in my guilty pleasure. I’m an avid reality tv show watcher. It’s embarrassing but my husband and I watch them all, religiously. He watches reluctantly but does it to make me happy. I’m so lucky!

11:00 P.M. Bedtime! I don’t think that you have had a truly successful day if you don’t fall into bed. That sigh that comes automatic once you hit the pillow is perfection. My perfect day is really the way I live my life. I find that weekends are my sweet release. I sleep later, I go to lunch, I go shopping. I’ll go to dinner or if I’m really lucky, get a date night with my hubby. And I’ll hang out in the kitchen, finding a new healthy cookie to bake. Sit on my patio and enjoy a nice convo with family, with a vodka and soda in hand. If I’m feeling super crazy, I may have ice cream.My favorite is chocolate with milk on it. I’ve loved it since I was a kid.

Education: University of Missouri­Columbia. MIZ… Bachelors in Textiles and Apparel Management with an emphasis in Marketing and Merchandising. Minor in Marketing

Hobbies: DIY projects at home, baking, hiking, shopping :)

Favorite Color: Black Favorite

Movie: Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken


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.


         Plaza Grand Opening



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