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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Sartorial'

Sartorial Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    sartorial adj
  1. of or relating to the sartorius muscle
  2. of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring
Sartorial Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sartorial \Sar*to"ri*al\, a. [See Sartorius.]
  1. Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work. Our legs skulked under the table as free from sartorial impertinences as those of the noblest savages. --Lowell.
  2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sartorius muscle.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sartorial'

A tailor is a person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally, especially suits and men's clothing.

Although the term dates to the thirteenth century, tailor took on its modern sense in the late eighteenth century, and now refers to makers of men's and women's suits, coats, trousers, and similar garments, usually of wool, linen, or silk.

The term refers to a set of specific hand and machine sewing and pressing techniques that are unique to the construction of traditional jackets. Retailers of tailored suits often take their services internationally, traveling to various cities, allowing the client to be measured locally.

Traditional tailoring is called bespoke tailoring in the United Kingdom, where the heart of the trade is in London's Savile Row, and custom tailoring in the United States and Hong Kong. This is unlike made to measure which uses pre-existing patterns. A bespoke garment or suit is completely original and unique to each customer.

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  • Indian state passes bill to end dress code 'dhoti' ban
    The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu passed legislation Tuesday upholding the right of men to wear traditional wraparound garments known as "dhotis" in fancy clubs and end what lawmakers called "sartorial despotism". A dhoti consists of a piece of white unstitched cloth tied around the waist and is highly popular among men in southern India. Read more on this news related to 'Sartorial'
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    Kate Middleton is giving major fashion props to Sarah Parker-Bowles. Before we cut to the sartorial tidbits, we'll break down the royal relations here—Sarah is the... Read more on this news related to 'Sartorial'
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    Dudes, it’s been 30 years since our first Video Music Awards and a lot of sartorial moments have gone down on the red carpet, onstage, and everywhere in between. By now, we’ve basically seen it all, but here are 19 VMAs outfits that, for better or worse, can’t seem to escape our memory. LADY GAGA’S... Read more » Read more on this news related to 'Sartorial'

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