Bespoke Tailoring Glossary of Terms

This is a quick and easy to understand guide to help you understand more about tailoring and the terms that we use. If there is any other term or expression that we can help you with email us at manit@instyletailors.com and we will be happy to answer you and add it to our list.

 

Alteration hand

Baste

Balance

Beeswax

Bemberg

Bespoke

Blazer

Body canvas

Button down collar

Button gimp

Button twist

Canvases

Cashmere

Cavalry Twill

Chambray

Classic collar

Cloth

Coat maker

Cuff

Cummerbund

Cut-away collar

Cutter

Dolly

Double cuff

Drape

Dye

Dyeing

Fabric

Fibres

Flannel

Foreman

Fusing

French cuff

Gabardine

Gorge

Haircloth

Handle

Harris Tweed

Interlinings

Linen

Loom

Lustre

Made to measure

Master tailor

Melton

Merino wool

Mohair

Nylon

Off the rack (peg)

Optima

Pattern

Pleat

Pocketing

Puckering

Rayon

Satin

Savile Row

Shirting

Silk

Single cuff

Sleeve pitch

South Sea Cotton

Spinning

Stretch

Tactile property

Taper

Tint

Tuxedo

Trimmer

Trimmings

Trouser maker

Tweed

Twill

Vent

Vicuna

Voile

Warp

Weft

Windsor collar

Wool

Woollen

Worsted

Yarn count

Yarns