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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
quick question - I am looking at a piece of fabric that is 3.8 meters, and I am not sure it's enough for a suit.


I'm 5'5, 40 inch waist, something like 48 or so chest, but largish shoulders. 28 inch sleeves, 30 inch legs.

can anybody give me some advice here?
post #2 of 10
I'm pretty sure you need just 3 yards of cloth for a suit, possibly more if it is patterned (i.e. striped, plaid, etc.).3.8 meters sounds like more than enough.
post #3 of 10
The tailors I went to in VN and China have invariably told me I needed 3.5 for a 2-piece.

We're not the same build (I'm skinnier but also taller than you); don't know how that impacts the length you need.
post #4 of 10
3.8 mtr should be sufficient, depends on the tailor and the cut. Best way to know, call your tailor!
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

quick question - I am looking at a piece of fabric that is 3.8 meters, and I am not sure it's enough for a suit.
I'm 5'5, 40 inch waist, something like 48 or so chest, but largish shoulders. 28 inch sleeves, 30 inch legs.
can anybody give me some advice here?

Cloth need is mostly depend on the height of a man but not the width. I do believe 3 m is enough for a SB 2 piece. For 3.8 m, you can 3 pc DB.
post #6 of 10
I would have thought it was much more. btw whats the width?
post #7 of 10
3.8 m should be enough, provided the width of the cloth is 60".
post #8 of 10
There is something wrong in the thoughts of almost every post in this thread and 3.8 meters will work for you G.

Width or girth of the pattern is just as relevant to lengths in regard to the amount of cloth needed.
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
thanks, Cris, everyone - yes, 60 inch. I think that I will pull the trigger
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

There is something wrong in the thoughts of almost every post in this thread and 3.8 meters will work for you G.
Width or girth of the pattern is just as relevant to lengths in regard to the amount of cloth needed.

How do you mean?
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