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List of famous male tailors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male tailors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being tailors. There are thousand of males working as tailors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic tailors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a tailor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Hardy Amies, Franz Reichelt and more!

While this isn't a list of all male tailors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male tailors?" and "Who are the best male tailors?"
Jacob Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Tailors
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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

Age: Dec. at 77 (1831-1908)

Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

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Hardy Amies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Tailors
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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, Amies came to be a couturier by chance in the 1930s. After wartime service in SOE, he opened his own house to international acclaim in 1946 at 14 Savile Row. By 1951 he was also designing for Princess Elizabeth, subsequently Queen Elizabeth II. An astute businessman, he opened an in-house Boutique in 1952 and diversified into ready-to-wear clothing and mens-wear in 1959. The Hardy Amies name ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

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Andrew Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Tailors
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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 passing. The new president favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union. His plans did not give protection to the former slaves, and he came into conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress, culminating in his impeachment by the House of Representatives. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1808-1875)

Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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Franz Reichelt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Tailors
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Franz Reichelt, also known as Frantz Reichelt or Fran├žois 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. Reichelt had become fixated on developing a suit for aviators that would convert into a parachute and allow them to survive a fall should they be forced to leave their aircraft. Initial experiments conducted with dummies dropped from the fifth floor of his apartment building had been successful, but he was unable to replicate those early successes with any of his subsequent designs. Believing ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 33 (1879-1912)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

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