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Entry 1 of 2 : a person whose occupation is making or altering garments such as suits, jackets, and dresses typically to fit a particular person tailor. They tailored the show for younger audiences. Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Instead of trying to scale down a casserole recipe that serves fourteen, cookbook author Cynthia Graubart just released Thanksgiving for Two or Four , which offers twenty classic recipes that are tailor -made for small gatherings. Here's a Cookbook to Help," 28 Oct. Send us feedback. See More First Known Use of tailor Noun 13th century, in the meaning defined above Verb , in the meaning defined at intransitive sense History and Etymology for tailor Noun Middle English taillour , from Anglo-French taillur , from tailler, taillier to cut, from Late Latin taliare , from Latin talea plant cutting, thin piece of wood Keep scrolling for more Learn More about tailor Share tailor Post the Definition of tailor to Facebook Share the Definition of tailor on Twitter Time Traveler for tailor. See more words from the same century Dictionary Entries near tailor tail-male tail off tail of the eye tailor tailor's chair tailor's chalk tailor's cushion. Accessed 7 Nov. Keep scrolling for more More Definitions for tailor tailor. Entry 1 of 2 : a person who makes men's clothes such as suits and jackets that are measured to fit a particular person tailor.
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 properly refers to makers of men's and women's suits , coats , trousers , and similar garments, commonly of wool , linen , or silk. The term so used thus refers to a set of specific hand and machine sewing and pressing techniques that are unique to the construction of traditional jackets. Small and medium size retail tailors often provide their services internationally, with individual tailors and cutters travelling to various cities, allowing the customers to be met locally, measured on one trip, fitted on another and thereafter supplied with a garment s without the inconvenience of themselves travelling overseas. Even small tailoring businesses without an international following will sometimes travel from one city to another within their home country, and quite a number will visit customers at the customers' places of work or homes. Traditional tailoring is called " bespoke tailoring " in the United Kingdom, where the heart of the trade is London's Savile Row tailoring , and "custom tailoring" in the United States and Hong Kong. This is unlike made to measure which starts by using pre-existing patterns within which relatively few individual style preferences can be satisfied. A true bespoke garment or suit is completely original and unique to each customer. However, the term 'bespoke' is widely used by makers of garments not within the strict original definition of the term and the legal battle to prevent what was once regarded as a misuse of the description has now been lost. As the tailoring trade has evolved, so too have the methods of tailoring.
Our next step is to combine cuts and folds, thereby becoming even better tailor s. One minute the script, the next a story about Ivor Novello's tailor or the Tahiti steamer schedule in the Thirties. He had a tailor who ran up dozens of the same suit in different sizes to account for slight variations in his weight.