Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tony Q: Q+A

( Images courtesy of Q'aja Ltd.)

The KC is very excited about a new question and answer forum coming soon! Tony "The Tailor" Q'aja, founding member of Q'aja Couture (http://www.qaja.uk.co/) will be answering your questions about golf/personal style, life on tour, professional style quirks etc. Look at those windowpane trousers he made for GMac above, the man clearly knows style. A little bit of history about Tony and Q'aja:
----"Q’aja Couture is combination of the prodigious talents of Tony Q’aja, AKA Tony the Tailor and Jamie Henfrey. Despite their youthful looks, between them they have accumulated almost fifty years of fashion, textile and tailoring experience, having started the long ascent to the top tailoring table in their late teens.A commitment to quality fabric and flamboyant designs coupled with individuality has given Q’aja deserved prominence in the world of bespoke tailoring. The Q’aja name and reputation really grew with demand from a host of clients from within the professional football world. Tony started working with the London club players at Arsenal and then Spurs, Crystal Palace, QPR, West Ham and Chelsea. Through the subsequent press reaction, Q’aja's unique look and designs became recognized and sought after by the wider public. From that initial group of London players Q’aja forged a growing client base that could easily be an international eleven — management included. Led by a choice between either Sir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger the Q’aja All-Stars team sheet reads; Dudek, Ferdinand, Hypia, Edu, Veron, Tigana, Earle, Giggs, Campbell, Saha and Wright. Both footballers and television pundits alike are turning to Q’aja for advice on styling. In turn, they create a professional, stylish and individualistic image that has become synonymous with the Q’aja trademark — a tailored look that impresses equally in the club, boardroom or in front of the cameras.In 2002 Q’aja was approached to measure and supply suits to Puma for Team England at the Commonwealth Games and two years later they were the preferred choice as the bespoke partner to Ben Sherman for the procurement of formalwear to Team Great Britain for the Athens Olympic Games 2004. The diverse Q’aja client portfolio now includes Opera singers, Pop and Movie stars as well as an ever growing stable of the world’s finest golfers. Golf has become a sporting niche where Q’aja has not only been warmly received, but also where he has succeeded in bringing colour, cut and contemporary fashion onto the most traditional of links. No one epitomized this golf transformation more than PGA tour professional Darren Clarke. When he began to appear on the golf course clad in striking colours people instantly began to take notice, they also commented on how his physique appeared changed. Coming in an array of vibrant colours and choice of quality fabrics; cool wool or a cashmere/cotton blend the trousers are stylish and distinctive. But it’s the company’s reputation for for providing golfers with trousers that move in all the right places and give the style conscious golfer that little extra yardage when they reach the 19th hole which have led them to fit Darren, Lee Westwood, Thomas Bjorn, Graeme McDowell, Sam Torrance, Richard Green and many more.If you were assuming Q’aja to be a privilege of those adorned with either super heroic status or sporting genius then there is good news. With feet firmly planted on terra firma, you will equally find designs for those mere mortals amongst us. Business executives, professionals and the lucid smart man around town have all benefited from the style and cosmopolitanism that Q’aja design brings, and the extra confidence that only a truly personalized look can provide. Tony and Jamie readily admit that these customers are the backbone to their longevity. This is a reflection on both their personalities — unassuming, approachable and personable with a shared penchant for taking made to measure tailoring, and their clients, to the next level."
Please email your questions to us at: khaki.crusader@gmail.com

We will choose 3-5 questions for Tony to answer at the end of each month! Make them good!


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