Robert Pauley III is the founder of WELTHĒ Guy LLC – a lifestyle brand. The WELTHĒ (pronounced wealthy) Guy was began when Robert was seeking a classic men’s jacket with a fur collar and he couldn’t find anything. So, he decided to contrive his own coat and have it made by custom tailors. When Robert started wearing his coat, he would get stopped along the street by people inquiring who the designer was. Once he told people he was the architect, they started placing orders. Soon after, Robert got the opportunity to present his designs in Atlanta, Chicago and in New York during Fashion Week. In less than 2 years, the WELTHĒ Top Coat has appeared in numerous online and print publications as well as in an independent film.
Being a startup business, Robert knew he needed great images to showcase his fabrications and decided to take up photography to showcase the WELTHĒ Top Coats the way he wanted them to be seen. This led to the creation of WELTHĒ Images Portraits. Guests began to book photo sessions with Robert and he would create portraits of them that would become their legacy. He wanted his portrait business to be a contemplation of the WELTHĒ Guy and he began offering ‘celebrity-style’ photoshoot experiences. He helps to style the clients, offers hair and makeup as well as complimentary champagne. After the shoot, the client comes back for an ‘Image Reveal’ and dicovers their images exhibited in a distressed leather box, handmade in Italy.
Prior to starting the WELTHĒ Guy LLC, Robert worked in finance for two of the top banks in the world. He applies the skills he’s acquired in the financial world to enhance his business.
Robert holds a BA in History from Baruch College (City University of New York). He loves to travel and has been to over 25 countries and has lived in mainland China, Hong Kong and Spain. Robert believes that “your style is your life” and the way you dress is a reflection of your life experiences.