As a hunter, you want one of three things, leatherworking/skinning, mining/blacksmithing, or mining/engineering. As a leatherworker you can make your own armor, as an engineer you can make guns and bullets (after you train gun proficiency in IF) or with blacksmithing, you can make your own armor after level 40.
I'm going the blacksmithing route, after losing interest in Engineering. I'll soon be able to make weapons for my husband's rogue (who is a leatherworker, otherwise I'd have done that myself), then hopefully by level 40 have enough skill to deck myself out in mail. If you're duoing with someone who wears mail and isn't blacksmithing themselves for whatever reason, it's even more useful.
Edit to add: Tailoring is not very useful for non-cloth-wearing classes. Leather will give you more armor and is more likely to give agility bonuses than cloth. You might also want to keep the cloth you get for leveling first aid, or sell it on the auction house for money. You can also easily auction linen and wool in the trade channel in lowbie areas. The best tailored items are bags, and you can easily work out deals with tailors giving them cloth in exchange for crafted bags.
Edited, Fri Mar 4 13:37:51 2005 by Krylanna