READ 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 assassination. ...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

Elias Kubrik was the grandfather of Stanley Kubrick.

Samuel Vigoda Samuel Vigoda was a tailor.

Mariano de los Santos Martí y Navarro

Hersh Kubrik

Konstantin Gusev Konstantin Gusev is an artistic tailor and designer.

James William Randolph James William Randolph was the father of Asa Philip Randolph.

Abram Brauman

Mohammed Basha Mohammed Basha is the father of Ali.

James Poole James Poole was the founder of Henry Poole & Co.

Douglas Hayward

Erwin Thiesies Erwin Thiesies was a German international rugby union player, playing for the Berliner SV 92 Rugby and the German national rugby union team. After the Second World War, Thiesies helped form the ...more

Maurice Wattenmacker Maurice Wattenmacker was the father of Sam Wanamaker.

Frank Bohn Frank Bohn is a costume designer and tailor.

Yevgen Karpiuk Yevgen Karpiuk was father of Actor, Singer, Folklorist Maria Karpiuk.

Bernard Goodman Bernard Goodman was the father of Theda Bara.

Simon Lubitsch Simon Lubitsch was the father of Ernst Lubitsch.

Moses Lyons Moses Lyons was the father of Leonard Lyons.

Jack Pinter Jack Pinter was the father of Harold Pinter.

Harry Finkel Harry Finkel, father of actor Fyvush Finkel, was a tailor.

Louis Kossoff Louis Kossoff was a tailor and the father of David Kossoff.

Louis Opiekun Louis Opiekun was the father of Molly Picon.

William Kelly William Kelly was the father of Orry Kelly.

David Goodman David Goodman was the father of Benny Goodman and was a tailor.

Marina Magnani Marina Magnani was the mother of Anna Magnani and a tailor.

Benjamin Silverblatt Benjamin Silverblatt was a dress cutter.