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    New Handcrafted Belt Buckles

    Accessories are the finishing touches to a wardrobe. Much like a watch or a pair of shoes, a belt buckle, tells a lot about someone. "It's in the details" and all QED design is centered around this concept.  Whether it is the selection of our fabrics, trims, pocket linings or hangtags, every item is hand selected and reflects the originality of the brand.

    While no two buckles are the same, the QED Style theme runs through our entire collection. Whether it be our signature square or the western vibe, these buckles will complement all of our shorts and trousers.

    As with our apparel, all QED Style accessories are made of the highest quality metals including sterling silver, copper and iron. Many of the pieces also include original photography by Michael McRae. Each QED buckle is handcrafted one at a time and made to order. Lead time is one week for all buckle orders and includes a lifetime guarantee.

    Additionally, customers and retailers may customize QED Style buckles - image, shape, metal and/or finish.  Please contact us for further information.  Minimum of 15 pcs.  Lead time of 3 weeks.

    We hope you enjoying wearing these buckles as much as we do making them.  All of the buckles can be seen and purchased here.

    QED Style 2014 Apparel Preview

    QED Style is pleased to announce its new 2014/2015 apparel line.  Available in June 2014, the new line will include several new styles as well as new color options of our previous best sellers.

    New to the lineup is the Uinta polo. Named after the mountain range found in northeastern Utah, the Uinta polo will come in a new 92% polyester, 8% spandex fabric and will be offered in four different colors: white, violet, mint green and taupe.  All color options have brushed steel snaps and a unique contrast stitch. The main feature of the Uinta will be its raglan sleeve design.

    Another addition to our selection of polos will be the Kamas polo. Many of our polos have a western style influence, and we decided to go deeper into our roots with this shirt. Double breasted pockets, classic plaid pattern, antler snaps. Designed for the course, inspired by the great town of Kamas, Utah. What else do you need in a shirt?

    Last, but not least of the new styles, is the Payson trouser. Equipped with the same fabric and capabilities of the Alpine and Park City trousers, this pant is for those who prefer a slimmer fit in the leg. Modern chino meet QED Style. Slightly more formal than other QED trousers but equally comfortable and versatile. Only offered in black.

    Our Logan polo wins the MVP award for 2013, thus we decided to expand its color selection. You will soon be able to purchase this polo in white, black, navy and a bright vermillion.  For those of you lacking in color vocab, vermillion is an orange-red. Each polo will have its own custom snap that compliments the body color. Trust us, everyone of them is awesome and will be a great addition to your current Logan selection.

    The Park City and Alpine trousers and shorts were also popular hits this year. We will soon be offering all in a light grey color. Our experts found a fabric that is 1/2 the weight but just as awesome as last year’s models...water resistant, stain resistant and wind resistant. These new trousers and shorts will be just that much better in the summer heat.

    The new QED Style apparel will be available June 2014 and can be purchased on our website or in select pro shops.

    TourQuest Joins Team QED Style

    Four men chasing their dreams of making the PGA Tour, that is the essence of TourQuest. While golf brands have "teams" that consist of players who wear their gear or use their equipment, TourQuest is actually a team of guys who have banded together to support each other. Founded by Sam Goulden, the goal of TourQuest "is to give players with the desire, drive, and determination to succeed at all costs, the opportunity to do so while promoting the “grind” and love of the game which is synonymous with high level competitive golf.

    While instant success stories like Jordan Speith captivate us, they are extremely rare. For most professional golfers, the PGA is the result of years of hard work, travel and living on meager budgets. Having twice sold all of his possession in order to finance his golf career, Sam Goulden knows firsthand how difficult the road to the PGA is.

    "The idea of TourQuest was a result of my meeting guys who, like me, were committed to the game. Even though golf is an individual sport, there is a lot to be gained by creating a team of people who share common goals. It is my hope that as a team we will be able to support and push each other which will ultimately make each person a better player."

    Sam Goulden - TourQuest Founder

    In 2014, Sam Goulden, Paul Imondi, Chris Gilman and Yves Nicollier, will play in nearly every PGA Monday qualifier as they prepare for the Q-School next fall. While this approach may not be conventional, Sam believes that the experience they will gain playing against this high level competition will ultimately prepare them for the grind of going through the three stages of qualifying.

    Over the next 10 month, the TourQuest team will be sharing the inside world of Monday Qualifying and life on the road. We will be posting updates on our blog but you can also follow the TourQuest team on Twitter and Instagram as they will offer a rare look into life inside the ropes. You can also read more about the TourQuest team on Sam Goulden Golf website.

    Andy Pope Finishes T11 at Finals

    Six brutal days at PGA West is what 154 players would have to endure as Final Qualifying wrapped up play on December 17th for the 2014 Tour. Split between the Nicholas and Stadium courses, this final event represented the culmination of 3 1/2 months of qualifying. Over 1,100 players participated in the qualification stages, and now those who remained would be battling for position for the 2014 season. qualifying began at the 1st Stage for Andy Pope as he was exempt from Pre-Qualifying due to his prior year’s status. In the 1st Stage, Andy took medalist honors and carried that momentum into the Second and Final Stages. In the Final Stage, Andy got off to a quick start by shooting 68 and 65 on the first two days. After a -1 71 on Saturday, he made a charge by carding a 66 on day four. After Round 4, Andy (seen wearing a Periwinkle Logan Polo), spoke about the event and reflected on his play through the weekend.

    Moving into the final two days, Andy was inside of the top 10 but fell to T11 on the final day as birdies were elusive. Still, over the course of the 6 rounds, Andy carded 2 eagles, 22 birdies, 77 pars and just 2 bogies.

    The 2014 season kicks off Feb 6-9 at the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City. Keep up with Andy and all of the QED Style Team members on our Team Page.

    Anatomy of the Alpine Pants

    We sat down with QED Style Founder and lead designer, Mike McRae to discuss the inspiration for the Alpine Trousers and to find out what makes them so special.


    When you began the process of designing the Alpine Trousers what were you trying to accomplish?

    Growing up in Utah, I have learned to enjoy the outdoors and an active lifestyle.  I wanted to design a pair that was both functional and comfortable in any environment. That and they had to look good. I mean, how much do you love your favorite pair of pants? I simply wanted to design an active guy’s favorite pair of pants.

    Was there anything specific from your past that you used for inspiration?

    Yes, the fabric was taken from my favorite pair of pants growing up. They were a turquoise green pair of Tiger Woods Nike pants. They had a polyester spandex fabric that I hadn’t seen in other pants. I loved how I could bend down to read a putt without the fabric pulling or bunching. The spandex made the pants incredibly comfortable and versatile in many positions. With the Alpine Trousers, I chose the same fabric composition, but I decided to go with nylon rather than polyester. Nylon is a better all-around performance fabric.  It has a tougher and stronger feel to it.  I didn't want a stretchy pant that would feel like it might tear or break, so the nylon spandex fabric we chose was perfect. Once we chose the fabric, we wanted to elevate it even more. All of our pants' fabric is applied with a water, stain, and wind resistant coating before it is cut. This would make our pants viable for all weather conditions on or off the golf course, any accidental spills, and added warmth in cold weather. The resistance coating sits on the fabric fibers, not in between. This allows for air to still travel through the fabric and be breathable.  Perfect!!

    Tell me about the construction of the pants as it is quite unique compared to most other trousers.

    It starts with the articulated knee which all QED pants have. You will notice stitching and seams that appear on the front and back of each knee cap. An articulated knee design allows for the leg to bend without having the bottom of the pant to rise. In other words, you could do a squat in our pants and not have the fabric around your ankles rise up. An articulated knee allows for this to happen. In most other pants the fabric in the upper leg will naturally pull and the let bottoms will rise up. Why have this? Again, this allows you to bend your leg in a variety of ways without having the pant leg rise. Not only does this allow for comfort but also helps in keeping socks dry and clean during rainy or muddy conditions and creates an overall better looking and better fitting pant in all positions.

    Both the Alpine Trousers and Park City Trousers have zippers on the cuffs. Why did you feel it was important to add this feature?

    I wanted to put zippers on the hems of our pants to further increase versatility and function. The Alpine trouser has a 6'' zipper hem on the outside of each pant leg which allows for putting on the pants without changing or taking off your shoes. The zipper hem also allows for a much better fit and look when the pant leg is resting on shoes. Additionally, the zipper hem is also lined with a gusset (fabric lining) to maintain closure in the pant leg when the zipper is completely opened. The gusset also prevents mud and water from touching the sock.

    Having played competitive golf your whole life was there anything that just seemed to be missing in today's pants that you wanted to make sure you worked into your design?

    Absolutely. Specifically, the waterproof zipper pocket: As a player, I hated when my scorecard or yardage book got wet. We put a waterproof zipper pocket above the back left pocket on the Alpine trouser. The zipper is lined with a completely waterproof tape, and the zipper head enters a garage when completely closed to prevent any chance of water entering the pocket. The waterproof tape is also reflective because we wanted to keep commuters, bikers or any other night activities in mind when making these pants.

    You mention that you wanted the Alpine Trouser to be the most comfortable and versatile pants someone will own. From your own experience how do you think they have met that challenge?

    Let's see, I have played over 50 golf rounds in the same pair of charcoal alpines. I have worn them to the office most days for 18 months now, and I am still on my first pair of prototypes I received two summers ago.  I have even worn these to a couple formal dinners. Don't hesitate to rock them with a button down shirt and a nice matching pair of belt and shoes. Plus, they are called Alpine for a reason.  They are my go to skiing pants. They are perfect for skiing because they're waterproof, they stretch, and the zipper hem closes over the ski boot. Honestly, I could go on and on, as I wear them fly fishing, hiking and for any other outdoor activity our Wasatch mountains have to offer.

    Choose your pair of QED Style Pants.