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The Clothier is an NPC who sells Vanity Items to the player. One of the things he says when you talk to him is "Thanks again for freeing me from my curse. Felt like something jumped up and bit me." This confirms that he is the Old Man from the dungeon. He will come to town after Skeletron is defeated, and only if there is an empty Home. He drops the Red Hat upon death, and this is the only way to obtain it.

After update PC 1.2 if he is killed at Night while the player has a Clothier Voodoo Doll equipped, Skeletron will be summoned. Also as of 1.2 he no longer sells Black Dye. This is now crafted at a Dye Vat from Black Ink.

There is a bug in multiplayer when you use the Teleporter without standing on it. It causes the clothier to teleport and not take damage from mobs. Although he almost immediately teleports back to his house.

Defense

Casts a shadowflame version of the Book of Skulls when an enemy is detected.

Sells

Item Sale Price Special Conditions
Black Thread 1 Gold Coin None
Pink Thread 1 Gold Coin None
Summer Hat 1 Gold Coin Day (Day)
Plumber's Shirt 25 Gold Coin Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of Full Moon
Plumber's Pants 25 Gold Coin Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of Full Moon
The Doctor's Shirt 20 Gold Coin Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of Waning Gibbous Moon
The Doctor's Pants 20 Gold Coin Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of Waning Gibbous Moon
Familiar Shirt 1 Gold Coin None
Familiar Pants 1 Gold Coin None
Familiar Wig 1 Gold Coin None
Mime Mask 2 Gold Coin Bloodmoon Icon.png (Blood Moon)
Beanie 1 Gold Coin Snow Biome
Clown Hat 2 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Clown defeated
Clown Shirt 1 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Clown defeated
Clown Pants 1 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Clown defeated
Cowboy Hat 5 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of First Quarter Moon
Cowboy Jacket 5 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of First Quarter Moon
Cowboy Pants 5 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of First Quarter Moon
Tam O' Shanter 2 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of Third Quarter Moon
Tiara 25 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of New Moon
Princess Dress 10 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Day (Day) prior and Night (Night) of New Moon
Guy Fawkes Mask 3 Gold Coin Halloween
Balla Hat No Value Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Frost Legion defeated
Gangsta Hat No Value Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Frost Legion defeated
Solar Cultist Hood Icon pc.png 10 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) after Lunatic Cultists are defeated, only during day
Solar Cultist Robe Icon pc.png 10 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) after Lunatic Cultists are defeated, only during day
Lunar Cultist Hood Icon pc.png 10 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) after Lunatic Cultists are defeated, only during night
Lunar Cultist Robe Icon pc.png 10 Gold Coin Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) after Lunatic Cultists are defeated, only during night
Festive Top Hat Icon mobile.png 1 Gold Coin Christmas season
Clothier's Quotes
  • "Life is like a box of clothes, you never know what you're gonna wear!" (reference to Forrest Gump)
  • "T'were I younger, I would ask (Nurse's name) out. I used to be quite the lady killer." (Nurse must be present, reference to Lady Killers)
  • "Mama always said I would make a great tailor." (reference to Forrest Gump)
  • "Being cursed was lonely, so I once made a friend out of leather. I named him Wilson." (reference to Cast Away)
  • "Thanks again for freeing me from my curse. Felt like something jumped up and bit me." (reference to Forrest Gump)
  • "(Player name) ... we have a problem! Its a Blood Moon out there!" (Only during The Blood Moon, reference to Apollo 13)
  • "I keep having vague memories of tying up a woman and throwing her in a dungeon." (Explains why the mechanic is found in the dungeon, as the clothier was at one point possessed by Skeletron.)
  • "Of course embroidery is hard! If it wasn't hard, no one would do it! That's what makes it great." (reference to A League of Their Own)
  • "I know everything there is to know about the clotherin' business." (reference to Forrest Gump)
  • "That Red Hat of yours looks familiar..." (only if you are wearing the Red Hat)
  • "I'll give you a discount on your wears if you can convince (name of Truffle) to come over for a...sizing." (The Truffle mentions that he once found the clothier nibbling on his foot.)
Clothier's Names
  • Alfred
  • Arthur
  • Cedric
  • Clive
  • Cyril
  • Edgar
  • Edmund
  • Edward
  • Eustace
  • Fitz
  • Graham
  • Henry
  • Herald
  • James (confirmed reference to ChippyGaming)
  • Lincoln
  • Lloyd
  • Mervyn
  • Nigel
  • Pip
  • Rodney
  • Rodrick
  • Roland
  • Rupert
  • Sebastian

Trivia

  • The quote: "Life's like a box of clothes, you never know what you're gonna wear!" is a reference to Forrest Gump.
  • The section of the quote: "Felt like something jumped up and bit me" is also from Forrest Gump. It is also possibly a reference to how Skeletron spawns on the Old Man when you select Curse, killing him.
  • If you talk to him before freeing the mechanic from the dungeon, he might say "I keep having vague memories of tying up a woman and throwing her in a dungeon", implying he is the one that captured her.
  • If talked to while wearing his Red Hat, he only says "That Red Hat of yours looks familiar..." and occasionally "t'were I were younger, I would ask (Nurse's name) out. I used to be quite the lady killer." During blood moons, he still says "(player name)...we have a problem! It's a blood moon out there!"
  • Before the 1.0.5 patch, the Clothier sold the Plumber's Shirt and Plumber's Pants rather than the Familiar Clothes.
  • If you look at his face after he dies, you will notice that his eyes turn red.
  • As the "Old Man" NPC, he has red eyes, but as the Clothier, he has blue eyes. This is likely a result of him being freed from his curse.
  • It is possible to have both your Merchant and Clothier named Alfred, but this is very uncommon.
  • If you look closely, The Clothier is the tallest of all NPCs.
  • Many of the Clothier's quotes seem to be references to Tom Hank's movies, e.g. Forrest Gump, A League of Their Own, Castaway, and The Ladykillers.Remo
  • The plumber outfit is a reference to Super Mario.

Update Info

v1.3.0.1

  • Sprite changed.

v1.2.1

  • Now sells Guy Fawkes Mask.

v1.2

  • Can now be sacrificed to summon Skeletron.
  • No longer sells Black Dye.
  • Multiple new Vanity Items for sale at different phases of the Moon.

v1.1

  • Now gets a random name upon spawning.
  • Now sells clown attire or clown clothes after killing a clown during the blood moon.

v1.0.4

  • Added to the game.


NPCs
Angler Head.png Angler Arms Dealer.png Arms Dealer Clothier.png Clothier NPC Head 16.png Cyborg
Demolitionist.png Demolitionist Dryad.png Dryad Dye Trader Head.png Dye Trader Goblin Tinkerer.png Goblin Tinkerer
GolferHead.png Golfer Guide.png Guide Mechanic.png Mechanic Merchant.png Merchant
Nurse.png Nurse Old Man Small.png Old Man Painter Head.png Painter Party Girl Head.png Party Girl
Pirate Head.png Pirate Santa Face.png Santa Claus Steampunker Head.png Steampunker Stylist Head.png Stylist
TravellingMerchant Head.png Travelling Merchant Truffle Head.png Truffle Witch Doctor Head.png Witch Doctor Wizard.png Wizard
SkeletonMerchant.png Skeleton Merchant Tax Collector's Head.png Tax Collector Tavernkeep's Head.png Tavernkeep
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