But if there were a place where guys could sip whiskey and watch sports, all while getting fitted for a custom suit or buying some new jeans and T-shirts, well, that might just change the game. And that’s the idea behind Q Clothier and Rye 51 , a two-headed clothes horse concept that will open this fall in the tony Shops at Clearfork. Q Clothier and Rye 51 are the retail brands dreamed up by Raja Ratan, the founder and CEO of the Q Fifty One , a Dallas-based company that has stores in the West Village and Preston Center, as well as Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Atlanta. Q Clothier is the “suiting side” of the store, complete with what Ratan says is the largest fabric library in the country. Custom-fit suits range from $1,095 to $10,000, he says. Custom shirts start at $160. Rye 51 is the more casual cousin, where shoppers will find denim duds and small-batch styles of polo shirts, pants and shirts produced at family-owned factories in Italy, Spain, Peru and L.A. The two distinct personalities of the shop are connected by a small whiskey bar, which is complimentary for customers and features brands such as Bullett Rye, Woodford Reserve, Pappy Van Winkle and Fort Worth’s own TX Whiskey . A small whiskey bar acts as the bridge between the two clothing concepts, Q Clothier and Rye 51.
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