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Mary Zarob is a New York Trained designer who helps men and women select clothes that fit properly and make them look their best. Mary knows that style is a form of personal expression, and she works to cultivate it in all her clients, helping them develop a personal style that is not only unique and distinctive but also timeless. While it may be easy to go to a store and buy exactly what is on the mannequin, that doesn’t work for everyone.
Mary’s career in fashion began 20 years ago studying men’s fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. While living there, fashion constantly consumed and inspired her. Whether she was designing at Calvin Klein Jeans or Macy’s, the color, fabrics, textures, patterns, designs and prints all played crucial roles in the development of the garments she created. It was during this time that she refined her ability to create clothing where every aspect of distinctive style came together harmoniously.
Today, as a designer, tailor and shop proprietor, Mary works to educate her clients regarding their own personal style. She helps them learn what compliments their body type, what colors accentuate their features and how to build a wardrobe that allows them to conveniently pull a look together that makes them look put together.
In an effort to help men and women find their personal style, Mary goes the extra mile and gets to know her clients: their lifestyles, careers, hobbies, etc. She then helps them build a wardrobes that they enjoy wearing every day. Whether it’s a business wardrobe appropriate for those all-important meetings or a laid-back-back wardrobe to wear out with friends, Mary takes the time to get to know your needs.
Q. Contrary offers bespoke as well as custom-made suits, jackets, shirts and slacks. Mary will guide you through the process of selecting all the elements (fabric, fit, pockets, collars, buttons, etc.) and designing a one of kind garment that is made just for you.
Besides designing bespoke and custom garments, Q. Contrary offers image consulting, personal shopping and alterations. Many times what you have in your closet just needs a facelift and a fresh pair of eyes to make recommendations on how to put outfits together, where to wear certain garments or altering your clothing. Mary feels that shopping your closet is the best place to start and build on what you have. Let Q. Contrary be your resource for wardrobe updates that can help you make the right impression.
Having worked with hundreds of discerning clients, I can tell you that none of them are alike in terms of body type, frame or style preference – but all of them have left my studio ready to dress confidently for the moments that matter the most in their lives.
Trust me to do the same for you.
Mary Zarob | Founder & Designer
This passion for personalized style is now available to clients throughout Arizona. As a personal shopper, Mary has traveled the world to study international fashion and bring a well-rounded approach to her clientele. Time spent in some of the most sophisticated cities like London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. have fed her desire to find unique, modern and classic pieces. Living in Phoenix today, she is expressly focused on sharing her knowledge from these experiences to help her clients develop and enhance their own unique and personal style. Whether this means upgrading an entire wardrobe, finding a few signature pieces or incorporating seasonal trends, the men and women who work with Mary leave feeling confident.
Q. Contrary offers the latest trends and fabrics as well as timeless pieces every man and woman should have in their wardrobe. Further, Q. Contrary is committed to the design and production of only the highest quality, well-fitting tailored suits and shirts. Premium fabrics from some of the finest European mills like Lora Piana and Scabal are available, and the garments designed by Mary are carefully crafted by master tailors. The end result: you will look and feel your best when wearing them.
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Making a good first impression is so important.
"Mary has custom made both shirts and jackets for me. In addition, she has helped me find the right accessories to pull my look together. She carries amazing fabrics and patterns for both shirts and jackets, and her attention to detail is unsurpassed. Mary is professional and working with her is a pleasure. I asked her to speak to my executive team about dressing professionally. Her knowledge and insight helped inspire and guide them to dress in a more professional and polished manner at the office. I would highly recommend Mary."
Tim O'Neal, CEO
- Goodwill Industries
The Quality Of Her Shirts Is Top Of The Line, And I Enjoy Wearing Them.
"I enjoy working with Mary. She has a great eye for fashion and always helps me select fabrics and patterns for my custom shirts. I’m super busy and appreciate that she meets me at my office, thereby eliminating the need to go to the mall. The quality of the shirts she makes is top of the line. I enjoy wearing them."
Michael Lieb, President
- Michael Lieb, Ltd.
Every Time I Wear Something Made By Mary, People Always Ask If I’ve Lost Weight.
"I have been buying clothes from Mary for about five years now, and I wish I would have met her years ago. She does a great job selecting patterns, styles and clothing for me. Every time I wear something custom made by Mary, people always ask if I have lost weight."
Bo Calbert, Retired
- Former President of McCarthy Southwest
I Enjoyed My Entire Custom Suit Experience With Mary.
“She’s very knowledgeable regarding the latest fabrics and styles. I highly recommend Q. Contrary and Mary.”
Ryan Sarbinoff, Vice President, Regional Manager
- Marcus & Millichap
She is the BEst!
“I strongly recommend having Mary help you with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did.”
Jay Thorne, Assistant Vice President Media Relations
- Arizona State University
Feeling Good And Looking Good Are Tied Intrinsically.
"Q. Contrary and Mary Zarob have helped me achieve both with her expert wardrobe advice, perfect fitting custom made shirts and her “superpowers” that give her the ability to tell you exactly the right look for any event."
Ben Smith, CEO
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