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I have heard 3.6 yards for plain fabric to 3.75 for moderate pattern matching.  5.5 yards gets you a jacket with two trousers.  BTW 42R, 5'10 tall 190 lbs or so I would like to believe. Getting a two piece out of 3.5 yards, thats what I would like more info on. Thanks
3 1/2 yards for the 42 sounds about right. I've had that much material for MTM suits (Soutwhick) with my own fabric, solid worsted.
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(oscarthewild @ June 13 2005,17:11) I have heard 3.6 yards for plain fabric to 3.75 for moderate pattern matching.  5.5 yards gets you a jacket with two trousers.  BTW 42R, 5'10 tall 190 lbs or so I would like to believe. Getting a two piece out of 3.5 yards, thats what I would like more info on. Thanks
3 1/2 yards for the 42 sounds about right.  I've had that much material for MTM suits (Soutwhick) with my own fabric, solid worsted.
I appreciate this confirmation. Thanks Any contrarian views???
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by oscarthewild
I appreciate this confirmation.

Thanks

Any contrarian views???


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.

Much Thanks
post #19 of 25
how about a jacket with some nice matching shorts
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Originally Posted by m@T
how about a jacket with some nice matching shorts
Perfect for the Bahamas!
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Originally Posted by AlanC
Perfect for the Bahamas!
As depicted in a few AA illustrations. Where's Tutee when you need him?

Oscarfan, I don't think you can get a suit out of 3 yards. The trouser fore and back parts have to be laid out in sequence with the coat fronts and backs. Perhaps a really expert cutter could make it work, but I doubt it. The other problem you may have is that tailors don't like to take COM because they fear just this, that there won't be enough. 3 yards only for a suit will scare most of them.
post #22 of 25
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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.

Much Thanks

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.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Manton
As depicted in a few AA illustrations. Where's Tutee when you need him?

Oscarfan, I don't think you can get a suit out of 3 yards. The trouser fore and back parts have to be laid out in sequence with the coat fronts and backs. Perhaps a really expert cutter could make it work, but I doubt it. The other problem you may have is that tailors don't like to take COM because they fear just this, that there won't be enough. 3 yards only for a suit will scare most of them.

Then how much fabric is enough for jacket and 2 pairs of pants .. I am 42S - R
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by dah328
Ravis tailor has a cloth requirement table on their webpage for CMT orders. *Obviously, different tailors' requirements may vary, but it should give you a ballpark estimate. *Go to www.ravistailor.com, select the "CMT orders" link along the left side of the page and then select the "instructions outlined at this link" link in the paragraph at the top of the page.

dan

I am a 40S (5' 7", 30 waist), and have had a suit made by Ravi. (The ultimate mail order suit - Ravi for the tailor, and the British Fabric guy from eBay for the fabric.) I had 4.4 meters of fabric, and that was enough for a jacket and two pair of pants.
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Originally Posted by alflauren
the British Fabric guy from eBay for the fabric.
I totally made that guy rich thru these boards. I should get kickbacks, but instead he cranks his shipping and I dont bother anymore. *sigh*
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