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)
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 ...more
Jacob W. Davis was a Russian-Jewish tailor and American immigrant who is credited with inventing modern jeans.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Indrans Surendran is an actor.
Ozwald Boateng OBE is an English fashion designer of Ghanaian descent, known for his trademark twist on classic British tailoring and bespoke style.
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 ...more
Rudolf Kreitlein
Rudolf Kreitlein was a German international football referee, active in the 1960s.
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 ...more
John Frost
John Frost was a prominent Welsh leader of the British Chartist movement in the Newport Rising.
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 ...more
Noel Wemlinger
Noel Wemlinger was a merchant tailor.
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, ...more
Hiski Salomaa
Hiski Salomaa was a Finnish-American singer and songwriter.
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 ...more
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 ...more
Sigurd Bratlie
Sigurd Rudolf Guldbrandsen Bratlie was the leader of Brunstad Christian Church from 1976 until his death in 1996. Bratlie was born in Nordstrand, Norway and was the youngest of nine children. A ...more
Tom Macdonald
Tom Macdonald is an actor and a film crewmember.
Stephen Williams
Stephen Williams is an English tailor and fashion designer the establisher of his brand, Terence Trout, tailoring house Bespoke HQ. He previously worked with Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and ...more
Henry Golde
Henry M. Golde is an author and childhood survivor of the Holocaust. He has written about his experiences in his book Ragdolls.
Timothy Everest
Timothy Everest, MBE is a Welsh bespoke tailor and designer who has, according to Vogue, "dressed some of the world's most famous people". Born in Haverfordwest, Wales, he moved to ...more