DESIGNING A DREAM
Longtime friends Leonardo Paul and Joshua Elysee attended the same charter school in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and neither was content wearing the required uniform. In fourth grade, Elysee paired a tie with his polo shirt. In high school, he sewed camouflage patches onto his khaki pants. On monthly dress-down days, Paul would coordinate outfits inspired by his favorite musicians, including jeans he distressed himself. But it wasn’t until they got to Bentley that they discovered a shared dream to launch a clothing line that would soon evolve into Jefe Clothing.