Vintage Taylor Tailor Sign

So if your name happens to be Taylor, and you happen to have an interest in learning how to design and “tailor” your own clothes, and you happen to have a blog called TaylorTailor, AND you happen to like vintage signs…


Taylor Tailor vintage sign


Taylor Tailor vintage sign
A couple of weeks ago an awesome reader sent me an e-mail about an auction for this sign. As you might expect, I just had to have it. Too perfect to pass up. The sign is from the early 1900’s, and while I can’t find much information about its origin, I believe it was from a company called J.L. Taylor & Co., which was a custom-made clothier in New York and Chicago. If anyone knows more about this company, I would love to know.

I’m going to proudly hang this up in my sewing studio this week…and then get back to work on my jacket pattern!

11 Responses to “Vintage Taylor Tailor Sign”

  1. Kelly — December 9, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    That is such a perfect sign!! What a great find!

  2. Mary Beth — December 9, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    Awesome auspicious alliterations!!!

  3. Roy Henderson — December 9, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    Haha! That’s superb. 🙂

  4. Drew — December 9, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    What a find!
    Do you have any in-progress pictures of the jacket making?


  5. Taylor — December 12, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Hey Drew,

    Thanks! I just have the pictures from my last post. I don’t have any step by step pictures of the jacket making if that’s what you mean. I’m still drafting and testing the fit of the pattern.


  6. Chely — December 15, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    I found a man’s coat with the J.L Taylor & Co. New York Chicago tag in it, It also has a FW logo in it…. The inside Tag says…. for F. Wiedman 9/30/41…. I would like to know if this coat has any value at all… The coat is in great condition and it looks almost like new… Also wondering who is this F Wiedman?

  7. sabina@Slip Stitches & More — December 16, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    Wow, great sign (awesome find too!)

  8. Tj — February 23, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Oh this is awesome! Do put up some photos of it hanging in your workspace someday.

  9. Cici — December 17, 2016 @ 10:46 pm

    Love the sign, and think it could serve as inspiration for the leather branding tab for your jeans. 

    Awesome work by the way. I’d love to make a psir of jeans for my beau, but worry about the outcome. I must be passive-aggressive, because I sew like a compulsive psycho-bitch…too fast, too impatient and too sloppy to get my topstitching that tidy and perfect.

    But you’ve inspired me to slow own and try, although I think I’ll make a pair for the baby  first for practice. Wish me luck✌️

  10. Kimberly Bill — May 2, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    My great grandfather worked for J. L. Taylor from 1918-1922. I have the tailor case he used to store all his notions. What a great find!

  11. Taylor Hackbarth — May 2, 2018 @ 2:42 pm

    That is awesome! Would love to see what that tailor case looks like.

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