The Sign of the Tailor

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Welcome to the new 1642 Tailor blog. You will still find all the guides and features here if you use the page tabs to navigate, but there has been a slight change of emphasis, To quote from our promotional literature:

“Tailoring to order for Gentlemen and Ladies of Quality. Suits of Apparel, waistcoats and petticoats made for Soldiers and Goodwives. Shirts, smocks, caps, coifs and sundries available to All

Shop at the `Sign of The 1642 Tailor'”

Read the guides first and then get in touch if you need any guidance or would like to order some clothes. The service is a bespoke one, we do not keep any stock but are happy to make to order anything you require. If we don’t make it, we know someone who does. Click the pictures below to go to the basic guide or the shop sections. Anything new, more info about the sections in the guide etc will appear as blog posts on the right hand side at the top. If you follow us, you will be updated every time a post is uploaded. Fill in the contact form below if you want to ask any questions.

What people are saying about the 1642 Tailor:

“Just wanted to thank you for the excellent day cap you made for me – I was at an event over the weekend and had a number of compliments on my fine headwear!” Mr S, Birmingham

“All the “tailors” are are extremely talented and offer a vast period knowledge spanning all 17thC clothing types. Even the most fussy living historians are treated with due piety and professionalism, but what impressed me, is they also tell you when you are wrong, and guide the discerning wearer to a more period appropriate conclusion ( a true talent with indeed..) In academic terms, again their approach is to be applauded.” Mr A, Cheshire

“If you want the best car get a Rolls Royce, if you want the best montero go to the 1642 Tailor.” Mr G, Derbyshire


Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 12.20.40  The Basic Guide







Ian-front-new Soldier’s Kit


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  For the Gentleman







Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 12.26.23  For the Lady





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