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As a general guide when sizing skins for costume work, we offer the following information: Man size 40 (5' 8" tall) would require: for a war shirt, four skins, two 8-9 square footers for the front and back, and two 5-6 square footers for the sleeves. For leggings, two skins, 8-10 square footers (depending on style). For breechcloth, one 5-6 square footer to be cut and joined as desired for width and length. For a woman's dress, four skins would be required, each to be 7-9 square feet, depending on the size of the dress and the amount of fringe desired.
When ordering leather, please advise us of the project planned so we may be better able to select or cut leather most suitable for your purpose.