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Is 1.5m of 60" shirting enough?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm wondering from the shirt making experts on the board if 1.5m of 60" width fabric would be enough for a standard dress shirt with button cuffs. I'm roughly 5'10", 175 pounds with a slim/regular build. I know 1.5m might be pushing it, but I really don't have a frame of reference, so I wanted to put it out there for debate.
post #2 of 15
No, I would say 2m
post #3 of 15
should be enough if your guy does not make any mistakes. typically just under 2 meters of 45 inch wide goods is needed for a normal build, so this is about equivalent.
post #4 of 15
Whatever anyone posts in this thread next, be sure to check out the WSJ's reportage of yellow underarm shirting staining first.

It's a must read.
post #5 of 15
It's enough for mafoofan. Probably not for you.

I wouldn't try to bring a shirtmaker less than 2 yards of 60" cloth.
post #6 of 15
It also depends on the details you are having done such as the type of collar, split yoke cut on the bias, etc.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post
Whatever anyone posts in this thread next, be sure to check out the WSJ's reportage of yellow underarm shirting staining first.

It's a must read.

not an issue if you get a yellow shirt.
post #8 of 15
My gut reaction is no way. I am the same weight as you, but 6" taller, and I need 2.25. 1.5 sounds much too small.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
My gut reaction is no way. I am the same weight as you, but 6" taller, and I need 2.25. 1.5 sounds much too small.

yes but 60 or 45 width? Assuming a solid color, you can make a size 15.75/40 shirt with 1.5 meters of fabric.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
The fabric in question is SG Chambray (not Will's) in plain light blue. As a preference I don't normally do split yokes, so there might be some fabric saving there.
post #11 of 15
1.5m for a 15.5" shirt--short-sleeve by any chance? Maybe you could make 10 of them out of 15m, or something. That just sounds hard to believe. I know there's not a chance in hell you could make one of my shirts from 1.5m, though I take a 35" sleeve.

BTW split yoke generally takes less fabric unless you've got to match patterns or put it on the bias.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Usually a 33" sleeve, 15.75" neck
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by msawch View Post
Usually a 33" sleeve, 15.75" neck

at the end of the day, it only matters what your shirt maker thinks but he should be able to squeeze you out a shirt with that much fabric.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, appreciate the input.
post #15 of 15
have you asked your shirtmaker?
1.5m is tight but doable. plain pattern or non matching stripe. no french cuff. placket front might be better then a french front.

no room for mistakes.
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