14-12-2007, 3:23 AM
this was once a master guild; if 1 was a master tailor then all aspects of the clothing trade was covered. under his or her supervision "the house" would have shirters, coatmakers, vestors and pantsmen; each part of assembly of a properly dressed individual. there were hatters and tiemen, bootmakers and glovers. each member aspect of the apparel would also have to be "lettered" and know the cloth. there were also those who made dresses, hats ect... for the female; these also were tailors not dressmakers.