List of Famous Tailors People

List of Famous Tailors

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List of famous tailors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top tailors in the world? This includes the most prominent tailors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable tailors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic tailors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned tailors.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Andrew Johnson and Jacob Davis.

From reputable, prominent, and well known tailors to the lesser known tailors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the tailor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous tailors ever?" and "What are the names of famous tailors?" then you're in the right place. (107 items)
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    Nuta Kotlyarenko, known professionally as Nudie Cohn, was a Ukrainian-born American tailor who designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits, known popularly as "Nudie Suits", and other elaborate outfits for some of the most famous celebrities of his era. He also became famous for his outrageous ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1902-1984)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
    • Profession: Actor, Tailor
    • Credits: Real Life
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    Jacob W. Davis was a Russian-Jewish tailor and American immigrant who is credited with inventing modern jeans. more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1831-1908)
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Inventor, Tailor
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    Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, KCVO, was born in Maida Vale, London. His father was a land agent for the London County Council, and his mother a saleswoman for the dress-maker Madame Gray at Machinka & May, Mayfair, London. Initially destined for a university education and a career involving modern languages, ...more

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    • Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion Designer, Tailor, Dressmaker
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    Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. A Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, Johnson came to office as the Civil War ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1808-1875)
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Tailor
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    John Woolman was a North American merchant, tailor, journalist, and itinerant Quaker preacher, and an early abolitionist in the colonial era. Based in Mount Holly, New Jersey, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he traveled through frontier areas of British North America to preach Quaker beliefs, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 52 (1720-1772)
    • Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Merchant, Journalist, Tailor, Writer
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    Franz Reichelt, also known as Frantz Reichelt or François Reichelt, was an Austrian-born French tailor, inventor and parachuting pioneer, now sometimes referred to as the Flying Tailor, who is remembered for jumping to his death from the Eiffel Tower while testing a wearable parachute of his own design.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1879-1912)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Tailor
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    Thomas Joseph Petters was an American businessman and the chairman and CEO of Petters Group Worldwide who was convicted of massive business fraud in 2009 and is now imprisoned at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth. Amid mounting criminal investigations, Petters resigned as his company's CEO on ...more

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    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Tailor
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    Avtar Kishan Hangal, popularly known as A. K. Hangal, was an Indian freedom fighter from 1929–1947 and also stage actor from 1936–1965 and later became a character actor in Hindi language films from 1966–2005. His most notable roles are as Ram Shastri in Aaina, as the Inder Sen in Shaukeen, as Bipinlal ...more

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    • Age: Died at 98 (1914-2012)
    • Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
    • Profession: Actor, Tailor
    • Credits: Sholay, Namak Haraam, Kudrat, Aap Ki Kasam, Ishq Ishq Ishq, + more
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