The lingo of the tailor: “made to measure.”
THE DIARY OF JULIEN SAVINI – 1. Every industry has its specialized terminology, particularly those that date back quite far in history.
Every profession has its specialized terminology, particularly those that date back quite far in history. Let’s chat tailor! On a jacket, you will discover two little reinforcing stitching in the shape of an arc called the “half-moons.” These can be found on either side of the piping that forms the pockets.
On the interior, the lining triangle that is used to button the wallet pocket is known as a “cocotte” or “capuchin.” The slit that can be found at the bottom of a shirt’s sleeve is also known by this name. A triangular piece of fabric reinforcement is referred to as a “swallow” at a blouse, while tailors call it a “fly.”
Now, regarding the jacket. To prevent the lining from being damaged by perspiration, it is common practice to place a piece of the lining that has been cut in the shape of a salt shaker under the armpit. The seam that connects the lapel to the collar is called the “l’anglaise,” and it has a French name. In addition to the jacket itself, we owe the “ticket” pocket that is located on the right side of the garment to the English.
On a vest, a pocket is referred to as a “drawer” when the rectangle that makes it up is higher than 2 centimeters, while it is referred to as a “peasant” pocket when it is lower than 1 centimeter…
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