We require the following minimum cloth lengths based on your height and chest size up to US mens size 42. Of course, it's always better to provide more cloth than the minimum. Minimum cloth lengths require a standard 59-62 inch (150 - 157 cm) cloth width. Please check your cloth width and length before ordering.
A few other important notes:
- Lengths below can accommodate single or double breasted jackets with full lining.
- If you are between 5'7" and 5'11", round up your height to 5'11".
- Note: Yard lengths are generally rounded up from their metric equivalents for convenience and safety margin.
For garments, heights, cloth widths or chest sizes not listed here, please consult with us first before purchasing your cloth.
Height up to 5’7” and chest size up to US size 42
- Sports jacket = 1.75 yards (1.6 meters) for plain cloth or 2.0 yards (1.8 meters) for patterned cloth. Note: Half or quarter lined jackets require a minimum of 2.5 yards (2.3 meters).
- Trousers = 1.33 yards (1.2 meters)
- 2 piece suit = 3.25 yards for plain cloth or 3.33 yards for patterned cloth
Height up to 5’11” and chest size up to US size 42
- Sports jacket = 2.0 yards (1.7 meters) for plain cloth or 2.25 yards (2.0 meters) for patterned cloth. Note: Half or quarter lined jackets require a minimum of 2.5 yards (2.3 meters).
- Trousers = 1.5 yards (1.3 meters)
- 2 piece suit = 3.5 yards for plain cloth or 3.75 yards for patterned cloth
Our lengths are usually less than the generic numbers cited on the web or by other cloth merchants or tailors (e.g. 2.5m for a jacket or 3.5m for a suit). Generic cloth lengths are intended to cover nearly all possible body types and therefore include excess margin not needed by our tailor (or most Sicilian tailors for that matter).
We will provide lining for your commission and will tend to match lining color with the base or dominant color of your cloth but you will have a range of color options for lining and buttons.
If you wish to provide your own lining material and buttons, please include those at the same time you give us your cloth. Below are typical lengths for lining but please contact us to confirm:
- Half lining (body and sleeves) = 1.5 yards (1.35 meters)
- Full lining (body and sleeves) = 1.75 yards (1.55 meters)