- of or relating to tailors or their trade: sartorial workmanship.
- of or relating to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor.
- Anatomy. pertaining to the sartorius.
Origin of sartorial
Examples from the Web for sartorial
Today, the sartorial movement is starting to make a comeback.Ska Fans, Rejoice! The ‘Rudeboy’ Is Back
June 17, 2014
Once she became enmeshed in the acting world, she turned to some timeless Hollywood icons for sartorial guidance.Lupita Nyong’o Discusses Her Style Inspirations and Red Carpet Fashion
February 24, 2014
The sartorial culture clash is a foreshadowing: mama slaps Louis and kicks him out of the house.Oprah Winfrey’s Fashion Evolution in ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’
August 15, 2013
As far as sartorial social cues go, the platform shoe is not highly ranked.Time to Abandon the Platform Heel
Misty White Sidell
June 20, 2013
But Cain wrapped himself in every sartorial cliché about authority, pecking order, and religiosity.Herman Cain's Power Suit
November 4, 2011
But it was not of sartorial magnificence that he was thinking.The Book of All-Power
Sir Christopher, even a cat, believed firmly in sartorial pulchritude.American Cookery
Reginald has a magnificent scorn for details, other than sartorial.Reginald
And Mary, steely polite, enumerated my sartorial shortcomings.My Wonderful Visit
And here Sadler turned abruptly from art, and plunged into sartorial details.An Engagement of Convenience
- of or relating to a tailor or to tailoring
- anatomy of or relating to the sartorius
Word Origin and History for sartorial
"pertaining to a tailor," 1807, from Modern Latin sartorius, from Late Latin sartor "tailor" (cf. French sartre "tailor"), literally "patcher, mender," from Latin sart-, past participle stem of sarcire "to patch, mend," from PIE root *serk- "to make whole." Earlier in English in same sense was Related: sartorian (1660s). Sartorius as the name of the long leg muscle is because it is used in crossing the legs to bring them into the position needed to sit like a tailor. Related: Sartorially.