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List of Famous Tailors

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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 82 (1902-1984)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
    • 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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 67 (1808-1875)
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
    • 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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: 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 on Wikipedia
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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 + 117 more
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    Indrans Surendran is an actor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Thiruvananthapuram, India
    • Profession: Actor, Tailor, Costume Designer
    • Credits: Nanban, James Bond, Twenty:20, Innale, Shadow Kill + 121 more
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    Ozwald Boateng OBE is an English fashion designer of Ghanaian descent, known for his trademark twist on classic British tailoring and bespoke style. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer, Tailor, Film Director
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    Bernard Ryan was one of six men hanged in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin on the 14 March 1921. He was a member of the Irish Republican Army and part of the Dublin Brigade's Active Service Unit. He was one of The Forgotten Ten. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 21 (1900-1921)
    • Profession: Tailor
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    Rudolf Kreitlein

    Rudolf Kreitlein was a German international football referee, active in the 1960s. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1919-2012)
    • Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
    • Profession: Referee, Tailor
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    Lisy Christl

    Lisy Christl is a German costume designer. Christl started working as a costume designer in movies in 1995. She has worked with directors like Michael Haneke, Christian Petzold, Hans-Christian Schmid, and Florian Gallenberger. In 2009, she received a German Film Award for the costumes in Gallenberger's ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Tailor, Costume Designer
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    John Frost

    John Frost was a prominent Welsh leader of the British Chartist movement in the Newport Rising. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 93 (1784-1877)
    • Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Tailor
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    Monika Michalik

    Monika Michalik is a female freestyle wrestler from Poland. She participated in Women's freestyle 63 kg at 2008 Summer Olympics. In the last 16, she beat Volha Khilko from Belarus. In the quarter-finals Michalik lost to the French wrestler Lise Golliot-Legrand. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Michalik once ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Międzyrzecz, Poland
    • Profession: Athlete, Tailor
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    Noel Wemlinger

    Noel Wemlinger was a merchant tailor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Merchant, Tailor
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    Levi Strauss was a German-American businessman of German Jewish descent who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss & Co., began in 1853 in San Francisco, California. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 73 (1829-1902)
    • Birthplace: Buttenheim, Germany
    • Profession: Businessperson, Tailor
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    Hiski Salomaa

    Hiski Salomaa was a Finnish-American singer and songwriter. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 66 (1891-1957)
    • Birthplace: Kangasniemi, Finland
    • Profession: Songwriter, Restaurateur, Tailor, Singer
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    RSDr. Vasil Biľak was a Slovak Communist leader of Rusyn origin. Vasil Biľak was born in Krajná Bystrá, in the Sáros County of the Kingdom of Hungary in a family of Rusyn ethnicity and was originally a tailor. In the years 1955–1968 and 1969–1971 he was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 97 (1917-2014)
    • Birthplace: Krajná Bystrá
    • Profession: Politician, Tailor
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    Carlo Lazzarini

    Carlo Camillo Lazzarini, also known as Charlie Lazzarini, was an Australian politician affiliated with the Australian Labor Party. He was elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, where he served for 35 years. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 72 (1880-1952)
    • Birthplace: Wombat, Australia
    • Profession: Politician, Tailor
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