- Nov 9, 2004
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Wondering how fabric weights are deteremined
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Fabric weight for suits is measured in ounces per linear yard (36" x 60") of fabric. Â Tropical weights (6.5 to 8.5 oz.) are comfortable for summer wear. Â Mid-weight suits (9 to 10 oz.) are designated "year round" or favored for 10-month wear. Â Regular weight (11 to 13 oz.) is appropriate for fall and winter. Â Heavy weight (14 to 16 ounce) provides extra warmth but is most appropriate for winter in Scotland.
If this is the case, how do you convert ounce weights to grams per square meter, which is the measurement used by Italian mills like Zegna. 36” x 60” is 1.3935456 square meters. So do you convert the ounce to grams and then divide by that? So 11 oz is 223 g? That doesn't seem right.
Looking at some more swatches, I'm pretty sure you just calculate it by doing a simple conversion of ounce to grams. No need to worry about linear versus area.
Is it possible to determine weight on OTR suits? I dont see this information on the tags