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Two and a quarter yards enough for a sportscoat?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by edmorel, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I tried searching but couldn't find an answer. Size of the jacket would be about a 40R. Thanks in advance
     


  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Yes, just about, if it is going to be a SB and doesn't have a large pattern. And if the tailor isn't wasteful.
     


  3. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you. I figured it would be tight, but since the tailor has done things for me before, I figure he has my pattern "down" and should be able to squeeze my a SB, side vented jacket out of the fabric.
     


  4. Tomasso

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    I figure he has my pattern "down"


    Whoopee meant the size of the pattern on the material to be cut. Pattern matching can add up to a half yard to the total amount needed for a jacket.
     


  5. Beckwith

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    Edmorel-

    Which tailor do you plan on using in NYC? I am think of ordering some fabric and taking it somewhere to be made into a blazer. i know there have been some serious threads on NYC tailors, but was wondering who you would use.
     


  6. alflauren

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    What size of fabric is a safe bet for making a sport coat (40S)? I've been looking at fabric, and would like to know how much to buy.
     


  7. whoopee

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    Ask your tailor. But 2.5 yards, plus 1/4 yard for pattern matching and/or DB, will be more than enough. I would go with that figure for your first CMT coat, just to be safe.
     


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