^The term tailor has a deep and varied history^. And though it isn't as prevalent these days there remains evidence of how crucial it used to be. Scroeder, Schneider, Taylor, Portnoy are all surnames that derive from the tailoring profession. For centuries it was the only way to buy new clothing, as Target didn't exist in the 17th century, which was when "tailor" earned the definition we know of these days. In the exacting sense the definition is reserved for a specific category of suit coats. Obviously, leather coat cleaning Tysons VA has always been a highly skilled job, requiring years of dedication and practice. These days tailors often offer dry cleaning and flood/fire restoration due to the diminished demand of bespoke tailoring. Most tailors these days don't match the historical definition. The affable tailor and dry cleaner down the street doesn't so much as tailor as he modifies pre made clothing. But old fashioned custom tailoring is still common on the streets of Hong Kong and London.