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Metro Textiles NYC and yardage for men’s jacket

bakereliz | Posted in Fabric Guidance on

Anyone have any experience with wool from Metro Textiles NYC? And what does it mean if it says 10% cashmere on the face/90% wool? And what does Super 120 and Super 130 mean?

And how many yards of 58″ wide wool do I need for an average-size men’s jacket?
I think I’m ready to tackle making one for my husband.

Thanks, Elizabeth

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  1. user-6603353 | | #1

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Metro textiles I'm not sure what street it is on but, I'm always in nyc. Best place for suiting Beckenstien on 39th.
    As far as 10 face meaning that the cashmere sits on the face side so their like a brush furry hand on top,
    Yards depending on if it has strips or plaids, window pane etc no more than 2 1/4 yds. But best to bring the pattern with you for layout. Good luck. Let us know how it turned out.👍👌

  2. user-7145584 | | #2

    Metro Textiles is a bargain hunter's fabric paradise, but it can also be very hit or miss IMO. It's best to go in person if you can. Ordering online is a bit riskier because the photography isn't the greatest. Still, sometimes the price outweighs that risk. Super 120, 130 etc refer to the fineness of the wool fibers. It's a measure of the actual wool fiber, not the yarn that it has been spun into. The higher the number the finer the wool, and usually the price. Personally I always buy 3 yards because I hate to struggle when laying it out. If things go smoothly you may have enough left over for a waistcoat. Bonus!

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    bakereliz | | #3

    Thanks, guys. I live in CA, so going in person is not an option (wish it was!). Sounds like 3 yds is the way to go. Nothing worse than screwing up (welt pockets and buttonholes?) and not having enough to redo!

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