Men's Forester Coat - Size Chart + Materials List

Size + Measurements Chart 

Size

 

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

Chest 

inches

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

cm

81.3

86.4

91.4

96.5

101.6

106.7

111.8

116.8

121.9

127.0

132.1

137.2

142.2

147.3

152.4

Waist

inches

26

28

30

32

34

36

38

40.5

43

45.5

48

51

54

58

62

cm

66.0

71.1

76.2

81.3

86.4

91.4

96.5

102.9

109.2

115.6

121.9

129.5

137.2

147.3

157.5

Hip 

inches

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

cm

81.3

86.4

91.4

96.5

101.6

106.7

111.8

116.8

121.9

127.0

132.1

137.2

142.2

147.3

152.4

Height

inches

5’ 10”

cm

177

Suggested Fabrics for Forester

Exterior: Wool, wool blends, corduroy, denim, pre-quilted cottons, canvas, cotton drill, suede and oilskin are all suitable fabrics. You could use quilting cottons or linen for a spring weight coat or quilt an extra layer in between the exterior and lining fabric for extra warmth. If you wanted a puffer-style coat, then polyester or nylon with batting quilted onto it works well. Please note: It is NOT recommended to use thick fabrics for both lining and exterior, particularly if you are adding the wind flap as certain areas could become too thick to easily sew through. **You may need to size up if using batting, or using a thick fabric lining such as sherpa.

Lining: Traditionally you would use a slippery fabric for lining; however, cotton, linen, and flannel work well too. If using a lightweight exterior fabric, you could use pre-quilted polyester lining to provide extra warmth. 

Other Supplies & Notions

  • Buttons or snaps if you do not wish to close with a zipper or are adding the wind flap
  • Separating zipper (opens completely at both ends)
    Sizes 32-40 = 30” (76cm) zipper     Sizes 42-60 = 32” (81cm) zipper
  • Batting if you wish to make a puffer-style coat
  • Small strip of interfacing to stabilise the front (zipper) edge if using stretchy fabric

Fabric Requirement Chart

You will need the following amounts for both the exterior and the lining fabrics.  You may need more if matching plaids/checks or if you have a directional fabric.  If adding batting for a puffer-style coat, then you will need the same amount of that too.

Fabric Width

 

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

110cm /43"

cm

190

220

220

235

235

260

260

275

275

280

280

290

290

320

320

inches

74.8

86.6

86.6

92.5

92.5

102.4

102.4

108.3

108.3

110.2

110.2

114.2

114.2

126.0

126.0

132cm / 52"

cm

182

195

195

215

215

220

220

230

230

265

265

270

270

305

305

inches

71.7

76.8

76.8

84.6

84.6

86.6

86.6

90.6

90.6

104.3

104.3

106.3

106.3

120.1

120.1


Nestledown - Baby Carry  Add-on

You will need everything for a Forester Coat ...  and...
  • Elastic 3/4” (2cm) wide - approx 25” (60cm)
  • An 24" (61cm) separating zipper (opens completely at both ends) which matches exactly the teeth size/brand of the zipper used for the Forester Coat so that they will zip up together. 
  • You will need an extra 3/4 yd (0.75m) of fabric for the carry panel.