- Relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
“She makes excellent sartorial choices and is always impeccably put together.”
“My budget is tight, but I indulge my sartorial desires by visiting a tailor after every thrift store shopping trip.”
“I don’t have many sartorial opinions, but I’ve always wanted to wear an elaborate lace wedding gown.”
Latin, early 19th century
Why this word?
When it comes to shopping, a few streets in the world are quite noteworthy: Rodeo Drive, the Magnificent Mile, Fifth Avenue. But for the particularly sartorial-minded (“sartorial” coming from the Latin “sartor,” meaning “to tailor”), Savile Row in London is home to some of the best suit makers and tailors in the world. Suits purchased at the street’s legendary shops can easily cost more than $10,000 each.
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