At Q. Contrary, we know that when it comes to shirts, it’s all about fabric, fit, and attention to detail. Custom shirts are an integral staple in a man’s luxury wardrobe and provide variety and personality to a gentleman’s style. Whether your wardrobe is traditional, contemporary, modern, or somewhere in between, it is the key building block that pulls your look together, with or without a jacket.
WHY INVEST IN CUSTOM SHIRTS
Superior Fit – They’re made just for you.
Durability – They last longer than ready-to-wear shirts because of the high-quality fabrics used and the exceptional craftsmanship. The result, in the long run, they cost less.
You Can Highlight Your Personal Style – custom shirts allow you to bring out more individuality.
Ease And Comfort – Because they are designed just for your body measurements, they will be more comfortable to wear.
Less Time and Effort Wasted – No shopping around to find something that fits the way you want it.
Why Custom-Made Shirts Are a Great Addition to Your Wardrobe
Many men find it challenging to buy a ready-to-wear shirt that is actually ready-to-wear. The reason is generally due to proportion. Our custom shirts, as the name implies, are made with precision, and designed just for your body – no more problems with arm length, neck size, or chest area.
You can choose from over 1,000 fabrics from some of the best European mills and select your favorite styling details as well, but don’t be overwhelmed. Mary will be there to help you every step of the way.
Fabrics include 100% cotton, linen, cotton linen blends, and even those with a little bit of stretch. The choices are endless from traditional prints, stripes, checks, and more to fun bold patterns, paisleys, and modern designs that allow you to express yourself in any way you want and elevate your look. On the flip side, we also design good wardrobe basics in solid classic white and blue.
Custom shirts and blouses are also a staple in a woman’s luxury wardrobe, and Q. Contrary offers this service to women as well. Why, you might ask, since women today have more options than men when it comes to what to wear.
Unfortunately, department store brands, even the “designer” pricey ones, don’t always fit or have the quality you want. As with men, the solution is a shirt or blouse made to exactly fit your body. Whether your style is traditional or modern, Q. Contrary would be delighted to show you how it’s done. Appointments can be made in-store or in the comfort of your home or office. Check out the Women’s Custom Clothing section on this website for more information.
I have been fortunate to work with high-profile clients, and I remain committed to protecting the integrity of their privacy.
For clients that prefer the highest level of privacy during fitting appointments, I offer in-home or after-hours sessions at my store. All of your measurements are taken by me personally.
During fittings, the photos I need to collaborate with my tailors are always taken from the shoulders down to prevent identification, and unless you provide me with your explicit consent, I will not share any photos for promotional reasons.
Call me old-fashioned, but I also refuse to use cloud-based tools for my client records to avoid unwanted eyes on their information. Any personal information is stored on a private device and securely kept on premise.
Q. Contrary considers every detail in designing a shirt from the collar and cuffs to the front placket, buttons, and thread color. You can choose to have a contrasting fabric on the inside of the cuffs, collar, and front placket. Monograms are always free, and Mary will help you select the perfect thread color. She’s a trained designer and is happy to assist you in selecting even the smallest details.
When Q. Contrary designs a custom shirt, we take 20+ measurements. That may sound excessive, but we feel it’s necessary to make a shirt that fits you the way you want from slim and trim to roomier. It also must have the right proportions for your body type. For example, the collar is really the focal point of the shirt and the scoop around the neck must fit comfortably. When we design a custom shirt, we also do a “first button fit.” This process is done so that when you unbutton the top button on the shirt, it lays properly, is comfortable, and looks good.
We have no minimum for making custom shirts. In fact, we’ll make you just one if that is your preference. Bottomline, our goal is to make shirts that fit exactly the way our customers like them. We want to help you make your new favorite shirt that’s not only comfortable but also fits your body and your style. Interested? Give us a call and have Mary design a custom shirt just for you. We promise it will look as good as it feels.
In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we all have a wide variety of “occasions” from work to weddings to date night and even the golf course that require different types of clothing. Q. Contrary stands ready to help you select what’s appropriate not only for you, but for each different situation that requires a “change of clothes.”
WELL-FITTING QUALITY CLOTHING AND POSITIVE EXPERIENCES BRING US JOY.
A standard of excellence
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 - BioXSkinCare
Making a good first impression is so important.
"Making a good first impression is so important. Mary has helped custom make me shirts, jackets and find the right accessories to pull my looks together. She has amazing patterns, fabrics, and attention to detail. Mary is professional and a joy to work with. I had her speak to my executive team on dressing professionally. Her knowledge and insight helped inspire and guide my team to dress professionally and polished for the office. I highly recommend Mary."
Tim O'Neal - CEO Goodwill
The quality of the 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 pick great fabrics and patterns for my custom shirts. I'm super busy and appreciate that she meets me at my office and I don't have to go to the mall. The quality of the shirts is top of the line and I enjoy wearing them."
Michael Lieb - President Michael Lieb, Ltd.
Every time I wear something made by Mary, people always ask if I have lost weight.
"I have been buying clothes from Mary for about 5 years now and wish I would have met her years ago. She does a great job picking out patterns, styles and clothes for me. Every time I wear something made by Mary, people always ask if I have lost weight."
Bo Calbert - Retired President of McCarthy Southwest
She’s very knowledgeable regarding the latest fabrics and styles.
“I enjoyed my entire custom suit experience with Mary. She’s very knowledgeable regarding the latest fabrics and styles. Highly recommend!”
Ryan Sarbinoff - Vice President | Regional Manager at Marcus & Millichap
Have Mary help with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did.
“She is the best. Have Mary help with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did. (It’s not really like shopping!)”
Jay Thorne - Assistant Vice President Media Relations at ASU
Feeling good and looking good are tied intrinsically. Q. Contrary and Mary Zarob have helped me to do both.
"Feeling good and looking good are tied intrinsically. Q. Contrary and Mary Zarob have helped me to do both, with her wardrobe advice, custom made shirts and her superpowers to tell you exactly the look for any event."