Jerry Thompson, also known as Jt’s Kloset, is currently Level21’s Editorial wardrobe stylist and is now entering his fourth season hosting Level 21 TV. Jerry grew up with his two younger brothers and his mother in the projects surrounded by drugs and crime.“ I never had the new Jordan’s that came out, let alone new clothing. Everything that I had was handed down. I didn’t know how it felt to have Jordan’s or anything new that has never been pre-owned.” At age 13 he experienced homelessness for the first time and wondered why he couldn’t have what other kids had.
When he never received an answer he decided to turn his negative start into a positive ending as his fascination with fashion fueled his fire and wardrobe styling became his outlet. In 2014, Jerry graduated from Johnson C. Smith University with his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies. Just a few years later, he began interning as a stylist with Level 21 where he would then go on to successfully establish JT’s kloset. “It is a true saying that the gift of styling can bring others into greatness through fashion.” the New Orleans native continued, “ Creating a styling business became a passion I never knew I would love so much.” Jerry was able to turn his pain into power as he is now one of Charlotte’s most sought-after stylists. Jerry has styled many of Level21’s celebrity clients including Bow Wow, Claudette Ortiz, and Grammy winner and super-producer Bryan-Michael Cox. Jerry’s most notable client was Dutchess of Ink of VH1s Black Ink Crew and 92.7 the block host. Recently Jerry started a line called “Adultz At Play”, stay tuned for more on that!