Definition of sartorial
: of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; broadly : of or relating to clothes poor sartorial taste
sartoriallyplay \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
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Examples of sartorial in a Sentence
They accused him of having poor sartorial taste.
The wedding party arrived in sartorial splendor.
Recent Examples of sartorial from the Web
And grooming aside, Pitt's outfit is the sartorial equivalent of a Ronaldo ab flex on Instagram.
A report from CBS News details the sartorial hoops staffers at the House of Representatives (though, apparently, not the Senate) have to jump through in order to be deemed appropriately-dressed—
The only constant: Mckesson’s puffy, blue Patagonia vest — his sartorial trademark.
The rapper, singer, producer, and all-round badass has blessed us with so much amazing music (and music videos) over the years, and not to mention, has a sartorial aesthetic that cannot be duplicated.
As many quickly noted, Trudeau had got into the sartorial spirit, too — by wearing a pair of multicolored socks. 1.
Bright Cerulean blue gave a freshness to an inverted sartorial raincoat and made guests dream of the ocean.
There is an entertaining piece at sethsdrafthouse.com by Steve Rushin on the sartorial splendor of NBA draft picks on draft night.
Should visitors fail a sartorial test, dress extendors and hats are available.
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Did You Know?
It's easy to uncover the root of sartorial. Just strip off the suffix -ial and you discover the Latin noun sartor, meaning "tailor" (literally, "one who patches or mends"). Sartorial splendor has been the stuff of voguish magazines for years, and even sartor itself has occasionally proven fashionable, as it did in 1843, when Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote of "coats whose memory turns the sartor pale," or in the 1870 title The Sartor, or British journal of cutting, clothing, and fashion. Sartorial has been in style with English speakers since at least 1823.
Origin and Etymology of sartorial
Medieval Latin sartor
First Known Use: 1823See Words from the same year
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