Is 1.5m of 60" shirting enough?

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  1. msawch

    msawch Active Member

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    I'm wondering from the shirt making experts on the board if 1.5m of 60" width fabric would be enough for a standard dress shirt with button cuffs. I'm roughly 5'10", 175 pounds with a slim/regular build. I know 1.5m might be pushing it, but I really don't have a frame of reference, so I wanted to put it out there for debate.
     


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    should be enough if your guy does not make any mistakes. typically just under 2 meters of 45 inch wide goods is needed for a normal build, so this is about equivalent.
     


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    Whatever anyone posts in this thread next, be sure to check out the WSJ's reportage of yellow underarm shirting staining first.

    It's a must read.
     


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    It's enough for mafoofan. Probably not for you.

    I wouldn't try to bring a shirtmaker less than 2 yards of 60" cloth.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It also depends on the details you are having done such as the type of collar, split yoke cut on the bias, etc.
     


  7. edmorel

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    Whatever anyone posts in this thread next, be sure to check out the WSJ's reportage of yellow underarm shirting staining first.

    It's a must read.


    not an issue if you get a yellow shirt.
     


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    My gut reaction is no way. I am the same weight as you, but 6" taller, and I need 2.25. 1.5 sounds much too small.
     


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    My gut reaction is no way. I am the same weight as you, but 6" taller, and I need 2.25. 1.5 sounds much too small.

    yes but 60 or 45 width? Assuming a solid color, you can make a size 15.75/40 shirt with 1.5 meters of fabric.
     


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    The fabric in question is SG Chambray (not Will's) in plain light blue. As a preference I don't normally do split yokes, so there might be some fabric saving there.
     


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    1.5m for a 15.5" shirt--short-sleeve by any chance? Maybe you could make 10 of them out of 15m, or something. That just sounds hard to believe. I know there's not a chance in hell you could make one of my shirts from 1.5m, though I take a 35" sleeve.

    BTW split yoke generally takes less fabric unless you've got to match patterns or put it on the bias.
     


  12. msawch

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    Usually a 33" sleeve, 15.75" neck
     


  13. edmorel

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    Usually a 33" sleeve, 15.75" neck

    at the end of the day, it only matters what your shirt maker thinks but he should be able to squeeze you out a shirt with that much fabric.
     


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    Thanks guys, appreciate the input.
     


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    have you asked your shirtmaker?
    1.5m is tight but doable. plain pattern or non matching stripe. no french cuff. placket front might be better then a french front.

    no room for mistakes.
     


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