Amount of Fabric Needed for Suit and Pants

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  1. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    To add another question to all the shenanigans in here, where does one purchase cloth online? I have been interested in doing this for some time and I havent the foggiest where to start.
     


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    I have an interesting question, What can one do with 2.2 metres of cloth? Be creative and serious!

    Thanks
     


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    I have an interesting question, What can one do with 2.2 metres of cloth? Be creative and serious!

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    I have an interesting question, What can one do with 2.2 metres of cloth? Be creative and serious! Thanks
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  6. Redwoood

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    Ravis tailor has a very comprehensive chart of their length requirements for CMT.
    Since they deal with you at arms length, and I don't presume their tailors are extremely skilled, this should even have some safety margins built-in.

    http://www.ravistailor.com/cmt_instr...uest=CMT#chart
     


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    Is it just me, or did Vox just get schooled by George?

    And at his preferred meme of snarky internet picture, no less.
     


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    4 yards for a 2 piece suit with pleated trousers. Just ordered the fabric from a tailor
     


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    Is it possible to get a pair of pants made with 1 metre when for a 30" inseam?
     


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    How much fabric for a CMT, two-piece suit in Hong Kong? I'm 6'5" with a 35" inseam.

    And any suggestions on where to get Harrison's fabric in Hong Kong?
     


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    The whole nine yards, often said as "The full nine yards" is thought to be taken from the making of a man's kilt. Army kilts are made from nine yards of a heavier, more durable and more expensive cloth than that normally used for civilian wear, and military suppliers were frequently known to use shorter lengths of tartan, and with shallower pleats, in order to increase profits.

    It is very difficult to see the difference between, say, a five-yard kilt and a nine-yard kilt at a glance, and so the ruse often paid off. Thus, to have a kilt of the full nine yards is to have a garment of the proper quality - hence the expression being used to reflect that.
     


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    interesting...

    but it takes nine yards to make a man's kilt when it only takes 5-6 for suits?
     


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    where did you get this term?
    the tartans may have been single width fabric .. meaning only 30" wide instead of 59/60" wide.
    so that would equal 4.5 yards.
    but being Scottish it would have been in meters. so you are wrong again

    the idea of wearing 9 yards wrapped around your waist is crazy
     
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  14. Sandyman

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    2.2 metres of fabric should be enough to get a two-piece suit mde up.

    I bought an end-of-roll remnant of the same length, of an all-wool herring-bone tweed with a four-inch repeat over-check, with the intention of having it made up unto a jacket. The Yorkshire-based bespoke tailor (who did the bespoke work for a well-known London West End outfitters) I used advised that the length of material was sufficient for a suit as long as turn-up cuffs were not required on the trousers.

    The finished suit is a three-button single-breasted with a 32inch jacket length. The trousers have a single pleat and 33inch inside-seam and tunnel-and-tab side adjustment on the waist.

    In case it is of interest, the cost of the cloth was £25.00 (about $38.00 US) from a fabric whole-sale merchant, and the make-up of the suit (including three fittings, working buttons at jacket cuff, and half-lined trousers) came to £198.00 ($297.00 US) in 2001. I have not bought off-the-peg since!
     


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    a jacket but not a suit.
    you need at least 3.2 meters for a regular suit.
     


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