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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. {#nodes}
  • Nuta Kotlyarenko (December 15, 1902 – May 9, 1984), known professionally as Nudie Cohn, was an American tailor who designed decorative rhinestone-covered suits, known popularly as "Nudie Suits", and  ...more
  • Jacob W. Davis (born Jacob Youphes) (1831–1908) was a Latvian-born American tailor who is credited with inventing modern jeans. Growing up in Latvia, he emigrated to the United States as a young man  ...more
  • 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,  ...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 new  ...more
  • John Woolman (October 19, 1720 (O.S.)/October 30, 1720 (N.S.)– October 7, 1772) was a North American merchant, tailor, journalist, and itinerant Quaker preacher, and an early abolitionist in the  ...more
  • Franz Reichelt (1879 – 4 February 1912), also known as Frantz Reichelt or François Reichelt, was an Austrian-born French tailor, inventor and parachuting pioneer, now sometimes referred to as the  ...more
  • Thomas Joseph Petters is 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  ...more
  • Avtar Kishan Hangal (1 February 1914 – 26 August 2012), 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  ...more
  • Surendran Kochuvelu, better known by his stage name Indrans, is an Indian film actor and former costume designer, who appears in Malayalam films. He is popular for his comedy roles and has starred in  ...more
  • Ozwald Boateng, OBE () is a British fashion designer of Ghanaian descent, known for his trademark twist on classic British tailoring and bespoke style.  ...more
  • The Forgotten Ten (Irish: An Deichniúr Dearmadta) is the term applied to ten members of the Irish Republican Army who were executed in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin by British forces following courts  ...more
  • Rudolf Kreitlein

    Rudolf Kreitlein (14 November 1919, in Fürth – 31 July 2012, in Stuttgart) was a German international football referee, active in the 1960s.  ...more
  • 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 (25 May 1784 – 27 July 1877) was a prominent leader of the British Chartist movement in the Newport Rising.  ...more
  • Monika Michalik

    Monika Ewa Michalik (Polish pronunciation: [mɔˈnika ˈɛva miˈxalik]; born May 2, 1980 in Międzyrzecz) is a female freestyle wrestler from Poland. She participated in Women's freestyle 63 kg at 2008  ...more
  • Noel Wemlinger

    Noel Wemlinger was a merchant tailor.
  • Levi Strauss (, born Löb Strauß, German: [løːp ˈʃtʁaʊs]; February 26, 1829 – September 26, 1902) was a German-American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm of  ...more
  • Hiski Salomaa

    Hiski Salomaa (born Hiskias Möttö; May 17, 1891 – July 7, 1957) was a Finnish-American singer and songwriter.  ...more
  • RSDr. Vasil Biľak (11 August 1917 – 6 February 2014) was a Slovak Communist leader of Rusyn origin. Vasil Biľak was born in Krajná Bystrá (Hungarian: Bátorhegy), in the Sáros County of the Kingdom of  ...more
  • Carlo Lazzarini

    Carlo Camillo Lazzarini (24 April 1880 – 26 November 1952), also known as Charlie Lazzarini, was an Australian politician affiliated with the Labor Party. He was elected as a member of the New South  ...more
  • Sigurd Bratlie

    Sigurd Rudolf Guldbrandsen Bratlie (July 27, 1905 – January 24, 1996) was the leader of Brunstad Christian Church from 1976 until his death in 1996.Bratlie was born in Nordstrand, Norway and was the  ...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 DKNY,  ...more
  • Henry Golde

    Henry M. Golde (born May 5, 1929) is an author and childhood survivor of the Holocaust. He has written about his experiences in his book Ragdolls.  ...more
  • Timothy Everest

    Timothy Charles Peto Everest (born March 1961) is a Welsh tailor and fashion designer who has, according to Vogue, "dressed some of the world's most famous people". Born in Southampton and raised in  ...more