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How much fabric for a 40L sportcoat?

Swann

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Are three yards enough?
I searched the archives but could not find an answer.

Thanks in advance.
 

tiecollector

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I'm about the same size, I can't remember my tailor saying he needed 3.5yd for just the jacket or the entire suit. I'm no help.
 

Savile Row Tailor

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It depends a little on the cloth, but 2.20 metres or about 2.5 Yards. If the cloth has a check, especially a big check, allow yourself a little more, say, 8"(20cm).
Your tailor can probably cut it out of less, but it will make His/Her job a lot simpler and it's always good to have a few decent sized scraps left over for accident or future repairs.

So 3 Yards, should be ample.

William Westmancott
Savile Row Tailor
 

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