Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. aristoi bcn

    aristoi bcn Senior member

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    Hi kolecho,

    Do you think 1.6m would be enough for a jacket if I'm a US36-34? How much would be needed for a suit?

    I'm going to pull the trigger with a Dormeuil jacketing I've found on ebay if a jacket made of 1.6m cloth is doable.
     


  2. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    You should really ask your tailor.
     


  3. bamboo

    bamboo Senior member

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    +1. I am quite small and US34-36. When I asked Hong Kong tailors (known for squeezing into shorter length), one tailor said yes and the other said no.
    Acutal width of the cloth may matter too. Some are narrower or wider than 150cm.
     


  4. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Way too small, thats only slightly over what you need for trousers. Absolute minimum I've been told is 1.8m (2 yards) for a plain cloth for a jacket.
     


  5. hst

    hst Senior member

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    +2. My tailor has managed to make a POW jacket for me from 1.7m cloth of 150cm in width. I am about size 36-38
     


  6. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Fair play, some nifty cutting there!
     


  7. cchen

    cchen Senior member

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    Also depends on how much pattern matching, patch pockets, etc.
     


  8. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    While the correct answer is without a doubt to ask the tailor who will do the making, your assertion that 2 yards is the minimum has not been my experience. In fact, I had a jacket cut out of a beautiful remnant piece of Loro Piana window pane fabric that was 64 inches. My tailor said patch pockets would have been tricky, but with the flap pockets the pattern matching is perfect.

    Again, this is a one off experience and I would offer again to ask the tailor in question what he needs for you.
     


  9. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yep. Edwin advised against it when I asked him what he thought.
     


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