Originally Posted by oscarthewild
Sorry to revive such an old thread but has anyone had a suit made in 3yards of fabric. Maybe one of the tailors can weigh in. I am a 42- 43 R to a 43 S. No pattern, just the herringbone weave.
It would look very Thom Browne like in proportion.
Even if you got SB, no vent, plain front with no cuffs and had a short inseam, it would be tough to cut from 3 yards.
As to the original question of this post. 40S = 3 1/2 yards. 2 yards for the jacket and 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 for the trouser if cut seperately. Trouser depends on inseam, length of rise, cuffs or no cuffs, pleats or plain front.