About Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart is one of the oldest and most well respected names in fashion, offering exclusive and custom tailored clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories for men and women. Renowned for expert craftsmanship, thoughtful design using materials and fabrics sourced from the finest mills around the world, Paul Stuart combines Savile Row, Old Hollywood and a very distinct New York vibe to create timeless American classics with contemporary sophistication.

Founded in 1938 with the goal of dressing the American consumer in the very finest of men’s clothing, Paul Stuart opened its doors at the corner of 45th and Madison Avenue and has since become one of the leading names in menswear. The Phineas Cole collection debuted in 2007 with a more modern style and fit, while the made-to-measure experience at the customLAB personalizes everything from suiting to outerwear.


In addition to the original Flagship store on 45th and Madison in New York City, Paul Stuart has freestanding stores in Chicago, Washington, DC and Southampton, as well as an Outlet on Madison Avenue, called “PS45.” Paul Stuart is also proud to boast one freestanding store in Japan, and Shops in major department stores throughout Japan. Paul Stuart footwear is available at national retailers including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.



Trevor Shimpfky

President & CEO

Trevor Shimpfky is the newly appointed President and CEO of Paul Stuart. He has been at Paul Stuart since 2018 as Vice President of Omni, responsible for all Store and eCommerce business. Prior to joining Paul Stuart, Trevor served as Vice President of Wholesale for North America at Ermenegildo Zegna. He was there for just over 16 years, and deeply involved with the Style Offices. Trevor spent much time his time during that tenure in Italy and Paris working on product development.

Prior to Zegna, Trevor spent his first ten years out of college at Robert Talbott, then owned by founding family member, Audrey Talbott. This was Trevor’s “first real job”, serving as the company’s Retail Director, member of their neckwear Design Team and in Wholesale Business Development.

Trevor graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond in Virginia. He resides in Bergen County, New Jersey with his family, including four amazing English Spring Spaniels. These pups are his pride and joy and can frequently be seen inside Paul Stuart’s New York Flagship entertaining our great and esteemed customers. Of the four, Paddington particularly favors the store and can be found on our Instagram site posing for the camera.

Ralph Auriemma

Creative Director

Paul Stuart & Phineas Cole

Ralph Auriemma has been working in the men’s fashion industry for over 30 years. A native New Yorker, Mr. Auriemma has now been at the creative helm of Paul Stuart, for over a decade. Mr. Auriemma is responsible for all the tailored and sportswear designs at the company including the Phineas Cole collection. Prior to Paul Stuart, he was a menswear designer at Ralph Lauren for over a decade. 

Javier Saurez

Creative Director


Javier Suarez is the Creative Director for men’s shoes and accessories at Paul Stuart. Before taking this position at Paul Stuart, Mr. Suarez was the footwear designer at Salvatore Ferragamo for 27 years. His prior footwear experience also includes a design position as Director of Product Development for men’s at Cole Haan. He began his career at Bally of Switzerland in New York City.