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  • Matthew West, of Lynn & Newport (c.1598 - 1677)
    "Matthew West was a Baptist tailor from Somersetshire, England who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts about 1635." "Matthew West was a Baptist tailor who lived in Lynn, MA in 1636, became a freeman in ...
  • William Thompson, of Kittery (c.1633 - 1676)
    William THOMPSON Birth: ABT 1633 in (Unknown), England Death: 22 JUN 1676 in Kittery, York Co., Maine From: 1656 He received a grand of land in Dover, New Hampshire. This was laid out, Marc...
  • Charles Johan Stone (1866 - 1957)
    Emigration - Stromsasen, Mårdaklev, Älvsborg, Västergötland, Sverige (Sweden) 1886 Age: 20 to PA About Mårdaklev village in Svensljunga community on Swedish Wikiped...
  • William "of Weymouth" Reade (1605 - 1658)
    William "of Weymouth" Reade, Tailor, who married Avis Chapman. Emigration, Boston, Suffolk, MA, Abt 24 Jul 1635 On the "Assurance". He landed in Boston and proceeded to settle in Weymouth, MA T...
  • Dea. Ralph Shepard (c.1603 - 1693)
    RALPH SHEPARD was born Bet. 1603 - 1606 in Stepney Parish, London, England, and died August 20, 1693 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He married THANK-THE-LORD [PERKINS?] May 21, 1632 in Saint Bride's Ch...


A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

Although the term dates to the thirteenth century, tailor took on its modern sense in the late eighteenth century, and now refers to makers of men's and women's suits, coats, trousers, and similar garments, usually of wool, linen, or silk.

  • A tailor-made is a man's suit consisting of a (usually) woolen or tweed coat and pants; the name arose during the Edwardian period.
  • As an adjective, tailor-made (from the second half of the twentieth century usually simplified to tailored) refers to clothing made by or in the style of clothes made by a tailor, characterized by simplicity of cut and trim and fine (often hand) finishing; as a women's clothing style tailored as opposed to dressmaker.
  • Rodeo tailor is a term for a creator of the flamboyant costumes typical of country and western musicians, characterized by extensive hand embroidery, an abundance of rhinestones, and cowboy details such as pearl snaps and arrowhead pockets.
  • In some documents, tailor means adjust, and tailoring means adjusting.
  • A custom clothier makes custom garments one at a time, to order, to meet an individual customer's needs and preferences.
  • A custom dressmaker specializes in women's custom apparel, including day dresses, suits, evening or bridal wear, sportswear, or lingerie.
  • A tailor makes custom menswear-style jackets and trousers.
  • A cutter cuts out, from lengths of cloth, the panels that make up a suit. In bespoke tailoring, the cutter may also measure the client, advise them on style choices, and commission craftsmen to sew the suit.
  • An alterations specialist, or alterationist adjusts the fit of completed garments, usually ready-to-wear, or restyles them. Note that while all tailors can do alterations, not all alterationists can do tailoring.
  • Designers conceive combinations of line, proportion, color, and texture for intended garments. They may or may not have sewing or patternmaking skills, and may only sketch or conceptualize garments. They work with people who know how to actually construct the garment.
  • Patternmakers flat draft the shapes and sizes of the numerous pieces of a garment by hand, using paper and measuring tools or by computer using AutoCAD based software, or by draping muslin onto a dressform. The resulting pattern pieces must comprise the intended design of the garment and they must fit the intended wearer.
  • A wardrobe consultant, fashion advisor, or stylist recommends styles and colors that are flattering to a client.
  • A seamstress is someone who sews seams or a machine operator in a factory who may not have the skills to make garments 'from scratch' or to fit them onto a real body. This term is not a synonym for dressmaker. Seamstress is also an unkind and archaic euphemism for prostitute


for MEN's wear :
for WOMEN's wear : Female tailor ???
  • EN : a Tailor ~ Clothier ~ Sarto IS ??? a craftsman/woman who.....etc.
  • NL : Kleermaker / KleermaakSTer ~ Snijder ~ Tailleur ~
  • FR : Tailleur ~ Couturier / couturière ~ Clothier ~
  • DE : Schneider / Schneiderin ?
  • ES : Sastre / Costurera ~
  • IT : Sarto / Sasta
  • PO : Alfaiate / Costureira
  • Hindi : दरजी [darji]
  • RU : Пртной [портно́й] {m}
  • HU : Szabó
  • RU : Croitor
  • TU : Terzi
  • SW : Skräddare
  • JA : 洋服屋 [ようふくや
  • .....who can/wants to translate &/o explane about this occupation in more foreign languages, like Bahassa, Chinese (mandarin) en Swahili ! ? ! ¿ !