Beautifully Tailored Garments For Today's Modern Woman
WOMEN’S CUSTOM CLOTHING
The Perfect Look For Dress or Casual
How frustrated were you the last time you shopped for clothing? Have you ever thought, “If only I could have a portion of my wardrobe made just for me and designed specifically for my body and lifestyle? Not everyone is a perfect size four or six.”
Q. Contrary, an atelier for today’s woman, is the solution. Owner Mary Zarob designs uniquely customized clothing made to fit your way of life and body type. Her objective is to design the most flattering clothing for women of all ages, sizes and shapes including petite, plus, curvy or athletic, and she never compromises quality over style. Mary knows when it comes to custom clothing, it’s all about fit, fabric, and attention to detail.
All the design elements that go into making a custom garment can be overwhelming, but with Q. Contrary, you will have Mary’s keen eye, design expertise, and warm personal touch from start to finish.
Fabric is the most important design element because it affects fit and style. Q. Contrary partners with some of the best European fabric mills including Ungaro, Carnet, Loro Piana, Scabal and Gladson. You can choose from literally hundreds of fabrics from the basics to silks, velvets, organza, and blends. Some even have a little stretch. There are lots of decisions to be made, but don’t be overwhelmed. Mary will be there to help you every step of the way.
Styling for custom suits, jackets or any other custom garment is all about what our customers want. For example, the styling of a suit or jacket can send a powerful message about who you are and your personal brand. To that end, Mary will be there to guide you, helping you decide whether you want a garment that looks more modern and fashion forward or traditional and conservative. The devil really is in the details, and Mary, as your atelier will help you make the right choices, both big and small. What kind of pockets do you want on a jacket, straight or angled? Should you choose a bold or quiet lining? Do you want a narrow straight pant leg or something wider? Is a silk blouse more your style or do you prefer a traditional cotton shirt with a little stretch? Mary will assist you in making all these decisions.
She came over to my house to create a custom shirt for my husband, and as soon as I saw the process and the number of options and color choices, I immediately wanted my own custom shirt. Mary is so knowledgeable and has all the latest swatches and colors that I can’t wait to make another shirt.
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.
Mary will guide you through every step of the fitting process. Whether it’s a suit, jacket, skirt, pant, dress, or even just a single shirt or blouse, she will be there to lend a helping hand and her expert advice in selecting the right fit for you. Here’s how it works. The Q. Contrary experience begins with your first private consultation at our store. Mary is a professionally trained, experienced designer, and she will first take the time to get to know you and your personal style as well as your preferred color palette. The service she provides is well beyond just making a custom garment.
As a concierge for your wardrobe, Mary wants to know how you like your clothes to fit, what fit issues you may have and the purpose of the clothing she is designing for you. Whatever the occasion, a new suit that helps to communicate your executive presence, a casual jacket to pair with jeans, or just a single shirt, Mary’s goal is to help you improve your image, look your best and be comfortable.
Fitting a customer for a custom, made-to-measure garment, especially a suit, can be incredibly challenging. However, Q. Contrary’s method of using “try-on” garments, measuring tape, digital imaging, and a few of your own personal garments give Mary more information than she needs to ensure that your suit, shirt, jacket, skirt, or slacks fit perfectly – in every part of your body -- from your waist to the width and length of your slacks as well as the rise, to your chest, and the length of your jacket and sleeves. She will take up to 30 measurements, depending on the complexity of the garment she is making for you.
The last step in the process occurs when your garment is ready. Q. Contrary will schedule a final fitting to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the end product and to make any adjustments or alterations if needed. In addition, Q. Contrary guarantees that you will be 100% satisfied and will work with you until you are.
GET STARTED! SCHEDULE YOUR PERSONAL FITTING TODAY. CALL OR EMAIL MARY TO DESIGN A CUSTOM GARMENT THAT IS UNIQUE TO YOU.
Call or email to schedule your personal fitting and design a garment that is unique to you.
All the design elements that go into making a custom garment can be overwhelming, but with Q. Contrary, you will have Mary’s keen eye, design expertise and warm personal touch from start to finish. From selection of the buttons on a shirt, to the design of the collar on a jacket, to the decision to have simple patch pockets versus pockets with flaps, Mary will be able to guide you in making the right decisions. She’s not only a seasoned designer, she’s an image consultant and stylist that can help you look your best.
The last step in the process occurs when your garment is ready. We schedule a final fitting to ensure that you are fully satisfied with the end product
- Women’s Custom Suits start at $1200 and go up depending on the quality of the fabric. - Women’s Custom Jackets start at $900 and go up depending on the quality of the fabric. - Women’s Custom Skirts start at $400 and go up depending on the quality of the fabric. - Women’s Custom Slacks start at $400 and go up depending on the quality of the fabric. - Women’s Custom Shirts start at $250 and go up depending on the quality of the fabric.
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."