Tailors are a crew member role for player ships. Their uniform color is purple. Tailors are the only type of crew member which are unable to follow you off the ship after recruitment. If a Tailor is attacked while waiting to be recruited, they will engage in combat using Pistols and Shortswords.
When interacted with, Tailors give the ability to change your crew uniforms from the default Protectorate uniform to a custom outfit based on the cosmetic armor you are wearing when you speak with them. Your crew members will wear colorized versions of the assigned uniform to indicate what their roles aboard the ship are. Speaking to a tailor again after changing the crew uniform allows you to return to the default Protectorate uniforms.