I could do with 1.6 yards. Then again I'm ~1.7m tall.
Mind disclosing the contact for this wholesaler? Over PM if you prefer so.
Thanks @shirtmaven. I've found a shirtmaker I can deal with face-to-face in HK and who I trust has some control over the process. Perhaps if there is definitely going to be some excess even for a 6' 1" guy, 44" barrel-chested with long arms (Ape Index +2.5) then we'll cut that first and wash it to get a better idea... and I'll post the results.
Does anyone have experience of the shrinkage factor of Thomas Mason shirting in the cheaper cottons or in linen that they can kindly share?
Also, gosh but isn't 2.3 yards at 59" a lot of cloth for a shirt? The bed in this photo is 180cm by 200cm...
Congrats on the find. To be honest I'd take issue with the link to the discussion on pre-washing, I believe it essential to do so, it is certainly far better to find out how the cloth will behave before the garment is made up. Have the edges overlocked before doing so in order to prevent fraying.