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post #61 of 74
I believe him!

My tailor needs 1.80m for a sportscoat, so we got 0.4 meters left for some great bespoke hot pants.
post #62 of 74

I'll find the answer out in a few days, but I am impatient and so am asking here.

 

I purchased 2.5m of fabric, with a width of 1.5m, (there is a nasty premium on decent fabric here in Korea when getting it from the tailor himself*) intending to make a jacket. I figured that would be enough, but it is a slightly broad plaid (6 cm checks) and I want patch pockets, including chest. Should I have gotten more? I'm a pretty standard 38R

 

*Out of curiosity, I got the fabric number for some Scabal fabric from my tailor, as well as the cost for construction should I bring in my own cloth. Turns out if I wanted to have a suit made from that fabric, I'd save close to 600 bucks on a suit just purchasing it myself (and that includes shipping and customs fees) and bringing it to him.

post #63 of 74
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I'll find the answer out in a few days, but I am impatient and so am asking here.

I purchased 2.5m of fabric, with a width of 1.5m, (there is a nasty premium on decent fabric here in Korea when getting it from the tailor himself*) intending to make a jacket. I figured that would be enough, but it is a slightly broad plaid (6 cm checks) and I want patch pockets, including chest. Should I have gotten more? I'm a pretty standard 38R

Should be fine. I just got back a linen check jacket with all patch pockets from Gordon in HK after sending him 2.1m of 1.5 width. The check was medium, but I'm a bit bigger than you.

This was my first CMT, and I didn't think to ask for the excess back. Would that have been uncouth?
post #64 of 74
To all the experts out there, I'm a newbie here. As I'm a fresh graduate I'm looking to have my first few pairs of tailored trousers for my transition into the working world. I am still new to all this tailoring stuff and I just want to know what type of fabric should I consider for wear in hot weather (as I live in Malaysia and it is constantly around 33-34 C). Also, if I were to tailor two trousers with my current budget, what colors of fabric should I consider for ease to match with dress shirts? Thank you.
post #65 of 74
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Originally Posted by chuakz View Post

To all the experts out there, I'm a newbie here. As I'm a fresh graduate I'm looking to have my first few pairs of tailored trousers for my transition into the working world. I am still new to all this tailoring stuff and I just want to know what type of fabric should I consider for wear in hot weather (as I live in Malaysia and it is constantly around 33-34 C). Also, if I were to tailor two trousers with my current budget, what colors of fabric should I consider for ease to match with dress shirts? Thank you.
i will suggest you to get 2-3 pairs, in mid grey and tan. They should do the trick. I will go for 9-10oz mohair and wool mix for durability and reasonable confort.
post #66 of 74
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post

Talk with your suit maker to be sure.


In yards you want 3 3/4 for a suit, 2 1/4 for jacket 1 3/4 to 2 yards for a trouser. In meters a bit less.


Better to have a bit more than too little cloth. Especially if you must cut the suit one way.


A tailor will use less cloth, a CTM house will require more cloth to be safe.

That makes sense. Tailors know precisely how much fabric to use (customer having CMT done, much less so).
post #67 of 74
I had plans of making a 2 piece suit last spring, in a heavy navy vintage cloth I inherited from my great grandfather. Problem is, the cloth is just 3.15 metres and my tailor said it wouldn't be enough even for a 2 piece. And I am about 6 feet tall, 1.83 cm that is. Is my cause completely lost or would you think I could have it made somewhere else?

Regards
post #68 of 74
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I had plans of making a 2 piece suit last spring, in a heavy navy vintage cloth I inherited from my great grandfather. Problem is, the cloth is just 3.15 metres and my tailor said it wouldn't be enough even for a 2 piece. And I am about 6 feet tall, 1.83 cm that is. Is my cause completely lost or would you think I could have it made somewhere else?

Regards

I am 1.80m tall and 2.8 (better 3m) is enough for my tailor to make up a suit. So keep on trying
post #69 of 74
One thing to note is the width of the cloth smile.gif
Modern cloths tend to be 2m wide, other cloths like Harris tweed tend to be single width (about 1m wide).

If you have a plain cloth with no pattern or at least a very small pattern, you can probably get "more" out of it, all things being equal.
post #70 of 74
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Originally Posted by Cat-Cat View Post


Really, but my experience is they are usually around 1.5 m wide.

Where can I get 2 m wide?

A 2 meter width is something also I have never seen yet.
post #71 of 74
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Originally Posted by Flynn View Post

I had plans of making a 2 piece suit last spring, in a heavy navy vintage cloth I inherited from my great grandfather. Problem is, the cloth is just 3.15 metres and my tailor said it wouldn't be enough even for a 2 piece. And I am about 6 feet tall, 1.83 cm that is. Is my cause completely lost or would you think I could have it made somewhere else?

Regards

Is it plain or patterned?
post #72 of 74
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Originally Posted by Cat-Cat View Post


Really, but my experience is they are usually around 1.5 m wide.

Where can I get 2 m wide?

Sorry I made a mistake, it's 1.5m width.
I misintepreted "double width".

Harris Tweed is about 75cm, modern cloths 1.5m.
post #73 of 74
Sorry to intrude on this passive thread smile.gif

I am planning to make a greatcoat/renchcoat. It will be single breasted with "princess seams" (3-panel back) and have breast and waist pockets as well as french cuffs.

I am about 6'4" and size 43 chest.

I picked up a queen sized blanket of the right material needed the other day and I am sure I could safely make a jacket but not sure about adding the "skirt"
post #74 of 74
I believe that makes the material around 1.5m by 2.03m?
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