The tastemakers of the world share a secret — a common thread that elevates their style from the trend of convenience to the lasting legacy of class. The answer? Customization, and top-notch service to complement it.
The entrepreneurs behind Q Clothier and Rye 51 know this, and they’ve been bringing modern, yet classic style to discerning men since 2003. Even in this digital age, they’ve attained unprecedented success. Their latest achievement is a sleek brick-and-mortar in Houston’s newest mixed-use development, Heights Mercantile.
Like the brands it represents, the new space is decidedly masculine. Hewn wood, black-and-white prints, and stained concrete flooring set the tone of the interior, while a complimentary whisky bar rounds out the atmosphere. It’s a warm, club-like haberdashery, perfect for the client with an eye for sartorial finery.
Our focus is service and making sure our clients have a really unique experience.
-Raja Ratan, Founder & Owner
A leader in custom menswear, Q Clothier presents bespoke suits in such storied fabrics as Loro Piana, Dormeuil, Scabal, and Marzoni. Meanwhile, Rye 51 offers more casual, ready-to-wear finds like chinos, bombers, and button-downs. Together, they form a one-stop shop for discriminating clients.
But the goods are just the half of it — personalized, professional service sets Q Clothier and Rye 51 further apart from the rest.
Says Dallas-born founder/owner Raja Ratan, “The number one thing that keeps customers coming back and helps us to grow is expertise. Our teams are built on seasoned veterans in the business, and that really sets us apart.”
Another differentiator is the location itself — the suave retail cousins are a perfect fit for the refined neighborhood district they’ve joined. Touted as the most exciting retail project in town, Heights Mercantile was designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, known for projects on Austin’s famous South Congress and the 2nd Street District. Similarly refined yet edgy, Q Clothier and Rye 51 chose their space well.
Visit them at 642 Yale Street, Suite B Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cover image courtesy of Rye 51