Our aim is to be both elegant and modern. Every Q. James bespoke garment blends the finest of classic Neapolitan and British bespoke tailoring traditions. Our handcrafted garments are made entirely here in New York and are designed to enhance our client's physique and ensure that they are always impeccably dressed.
We strive to provide all of our clients with world class service. Appointments are available days, evenings and weekends; both at our offices on 57th Street and at our client’s home or office. We make monthly trips to Boston and Washington, D.C. to see clients as well as quarterly trips to Los Angeles, London & Paris. Other destinations can be arranged by request.
Each Q. James suit, sport jacket, tuxedo or shirt is designed to be as original as its owner. The process of constructing each garment begins the same way. A client will sit down with our head designer to discuss their personal tastes, lifestyle, preferences, needs, tailoring requirements and every other possible detail to ensure the garment is as perfectly suited to its owner as can be. Once a fabric is chosen and styling discussed, a series of over fifty detailed measurements will be taken. Next, using the client's set of measurements a unique paper pattern is made which represents the shape of each component part of the suit. This pattern will be kept in use for all clothes that are made for the client and as body shapes change, the pattern can be adjusted, maintaining a finely tuned accurate record. Using this paper pattern, the fabric is then cut and the process of constructing the suit by hand by our team of highly skilled, experienced craftsmen begins in our Manhattan workroom and overseen at each step of the process by our head designer. For each first order, we do a canvas or un-constructed “try-on” fitting to help perfect the pattern and ensure an ideal fit. For a first suit, two fittings are usually required. Since each garment is made entirely from scratch, there are no limits to the choices a client has for styling from the width of the lapels to the softness of the shoulder construction and the height of the armholes.