We offer a variety of sewing threads for men’s suits which have a high level of seam strength yet be fine and discreet enough to deliver seams without excessive seam puckering.
For the overlock serging operation, the use of Gral 200 or Gramax Tex 18 is sometimes used to reduce the overall thread cost in the garments.
Typically, the overall thread consumption for a men’s two piece suit is 480 metres while a men’s three piece suit is 530 metres. Depending on required final quality, alternative thread types may be used. Thread size will determine needle size.
For more information, check out our recommendations below.
Where two Tex sizes of thread have been suggested the choice will be determined by the fabric weight, the construction of the load bearing seams and the stitch definition required (topstitching).
The sewing thread recommendations laid out above are intended as a guide to aid the construction of garments with good quality seams. As garments of the same generic type differ in terms of fabric substrate and construction, and both making up methods and post make up processing can greatly vary, these recommendations should be viewed as a good starting point for thread selection.
Garment specific recommendations for thread and needle selection as well as accurate thread consumption figures and onsite technical support can be obtained by contacting your local Coats' office.
These recommendations and consumption figures are intended as a guide only and are given in good faith but without warranty or liability on the company or its employees.