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Welcome to Historical Tailoring Masterclasses

Welcome to the new website for Historical Tailoring Masterclasses, formerly known as Williams Clothiers, specializing in custom made 19th century historical reproductions. In the future, I plan to post about tailoring techniques, drafting, new projects, and other information that I feel will be of interest to you. The tailoring business today is nothing like it was in the past, with a tailor on every block. Many people now go their entire lives without visiting a tailor, and I feel it is important to help preserve the knowledge of the trade, before even more is lost.

Ninety percent of my work is commission based with an occasional pieces for sale, usually from my Historical Tailoring Masterclasses projects. My goal is to create a garment that can not be differentiated from an original. Each piece begins with a custom drafted pattern based on your own measurements and specifications, and sewn together using historical tailoring techniques.

I hope you will find something of value here, and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
James Williams,
Historical Tailor

James Williams, Historical Tailor.
James Williams, Historical Tailor