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how much fabric = one shirt?

KevinR

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You could email carl (shirtmaven). He sold me some fabric to make a shirt. I know in an old post Alex Kabbaz said for him around 3 yards. After i received the fabric and started laying it out(solid color by the way) I could do it in 2 yards. www.cego.com
 

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Hi Matt-
For a size 40R and thereabouts, 2 meters is plenty for shirt, spare collar & cuffs and maybe even a boxer, if the pattern is not large.
 

Alexander Kabbaz

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36" fabric = 3+ yards
45" fabric = 2 1/2 yards
60" fabric = 2 yards

Up to chest size 50"
 

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thanks guys - opinions on this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....MEWA:IT
That appears to be boxed fabric from Ike Behar's CEO line. Basically, retailers would stock fairly unique boxes of fabric (now in plastic pouches). These boxes would include a selection form (neck / sleeve, collar, cuff, stitching, front placket, etc...) which the customer would return to Behar along with the fabric. The finished shirt usually arrived 4 - 6 weeks later. I'd ask the seller if the box and card are included with the fabric. If so, then I think it's a steal at that price. If the card is not included, then I'm not so sure... depends on if a local shirtmaker can make a shirt from your fabric within the original price range. FYI... the CEO program price has risen to $165/shirt. You might double check with Ike Behar if they'll honor the older $145 fabrics like this one.
 

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Decent looking royal oxford, but unless it's a really high thread count, I can't imagine that less than three yards could justify a sticker price of $145.

Alex ...?
 

Alexander Kabbaz

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Wholesale that piece is worth maybe $20. Doesn't look European to me. I was wondering how they justfied the $145. Throw in basic RTW and it is a decent value.
 
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thanks guys, will definitely keep an eye on it....


Doesn't look European to me.

Alex, how does European fabric look? What differences would one look for to distinguish? Where would this be made instead?
 

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