T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
QED Style founder McRae fixes something he didn't like
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:51 a.m.
If you don't like it, fix it!
How many times in your life have you heard that? Better yet, have you ever done something about what it is you didn't like?
Well, Mike McRae did.
McRae is the founder of a fantastic, new golf apparel line called, "QED Style," which produces polos, shorts, sweaters, trousers, hats, tees and dress shirts.
So how did it come to be?
Quite frankly, McRae didn't like the golf apparel out there... so... he fixed it.
That fix is explained eloquently on the QED Style website:
After graduating from St. Mary’s College of California in 2008, QED founder Mike McRae spent the next couple years pursuing a PGA Tour card and became unsatisfied with the selection of golf apparel. As an active outdoorsman from Utah, he wanted golf clothes to be less golf and more clothes. Mike put his professional career on hold and spent a year studying different apparel and textile markets.
A fan of the western style dress shirt, Mike designed some golf polo variations and launched QED in April 2011. QED's first collection consisted of the Eureka, Francis and Heber polos. The theme was affordable style. All shirts were designed to look great with slacks and Footjoys or jeans and kickers. Price: under $50. Many people enjoyed the new look of QED’s polos, and they helped encourage a second collection of apparel introducing sweaters, dress shirts, pants, shorts and new polos.
All QED apparel is designed to perform and look great in any environment. The world is a big place, and your golfing “outfit” won’t get you very far once you leave the course. Especially at the bar. While maintaining the utmost respect for the game, QED Style will continue to push the envelope in golf style. You can safely assume all QED items will be unique, creatively detailed and made of the finest quality. Enjoy!
One of the many fantastic aspects of the QED Style apparel is that anyone can enjoy the great quality of the clothing without breaking the bank. Polo shirts range in price for as little as $39 up to $95.
The trousers, which sell for around $165, might seem a little expensive until you see them. For a golfer, it's everything you need in a pair of pants -- they're ridiculously comfortable; they're functional with plenty of room in the pockets; and they're water resistant.
Rubber tape along the inside of the waistline prevents your shirt from becoming untucked and keeps you looking sharp all the times.
The bottom line is this: QED Style clothes are perfect for the golf course, the office, a night on the town, or... well... anything.
To learn more about QED Style and to see all the great apparel they have to offer, click here.
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