Originally Posted by Journeyman
I'm sorry for asking what is probably a very obvious question, but although I've commissioned a few suits and jackets, I've always used the tailor's own cloth.
However, I'm thinking of sourcing some cloth myself, and getting my tailor to make it up into a suit for me (yes, he is happy to do CMT commissions).
The problem is that I'm not sure exactly how much cloth I will need, so I was hoping that someone could advise me.
I typically take a size 44 suit, and I have a 38 waist. I'm 6 feet tall (or just over 180cm).
I'd like to know how much cloth I would need for:
1) A two piece suit with normal (welted and flapped, no patches) pockets in a plain cloth (so no pattern matching to worry about);
2) An odd jacket in a PoW check with patch pockets (so extra cloth needed for patch pockets and pattern matching); and
3) A pair of odd trousers in a plain cloth with side adjusters and 2" cuffs. I've got a 38" waist and a 30" inseam.
I'm guessing that I'd probably need 4m of cloth for the first option, 2.5 to 3m of cloth for the second option and 1.5m of cloth for the third option, but obviously I'd like to be sure before ordering cloth!
If anyone could kindly advise, I'd be most appreciative.