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Sonja2012 06-06-2005 05:40 AM

Coloured hakama
 
Hi all,

I am looking for an online shop that sells hakama in colours other than black, navy or white (actually I am looking for an aubergine/bordeaux coloured one). Does anybody know any suppliers that offer that?

Thanks for your help,
Sonja

Chuck.Gordon 06-06-2005 08:08 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Sonia,

Meirin sells several colors and materials. Contact Peter Boylan (peter at budogu dot com) to inquire.

Chuck

Bronson 06-06-2005 10:42 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
You could always buy a white cotton one and DYE it any color you want.

Bronson

Sonja2012 06-07-2005 12:57 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Chuck, I have contacted Peter, thank you!

I might also consider dying it, thanks for the tip!

Mark Uttech 06-08-2005 10:55 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
remember, dead men do not wear plaid hakamas

j0nharris 06-08-2005 11:36 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Quote:

Bronson Diffin wrote:
You could always buy a white cotton one and DYE it any color you want.

Bronson

Be carefule about dyeing them.. My wife & I had some nice white hakama made for our wedding, with the idea of dying them black later for use on the mat.

First, the dye - we did use RIT - didn't take too well, so my hakama came out gray instead.
Second, the material for the hakama wasn't pre-shrunk, so after the dyeing and drying, it came to just below my knees.

Boy does it look silly now!

You could also make your own... get the material and a pattern, which is what we did for our wedding some years ago (I try not to think about how many!) :D

Chuck.Gordon 06-09-2005 01:37 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Quote:

Mark Uttech wrote:
remember, dead men do not wear plaid hakamas

Darn. I have a deep lust for a hak in my clan tartan ...

cg

Bronson 06-09-2005 03:13 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Quote:

Chuck Gordon wrote:
Darn. I have a deep lust for a hak in my clan tartan ...

Doesn't saying that "dead men do not wear plaid hakama" imply that the living could. I guess as long as your breathing you should go for it :D

Bronson

Nick Simpson 06-09-2005 05:12 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Tim wants one with a tiger skin lining...

Tim Gerrard 06-09-2005 06:10 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Or Leopard print......

Gonna get a pair of gi bottoms made out of hawaiian print material to wear under my hakama, white at the top so it looks normal, but mid thigh have them hawaiian short sylee!!

Nick Simpson 06-09-2005 06:11 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Nice.

check you pm's tim.

Fred Little 06-09-2005 09:12 AM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Quote:

Jon Harris wrote:
Be carefule about dyeing them.. My wife & I had some nice white hakama made for our wedding, with the idea of dying them black later for use on the mat.

First, the dye - we did use RIT - didn't take too well, so my hakama came out gray instead.
Second, the material for the hakama wasn't pre-shrunk, so after the dyeing and drying, it came to just below my knees.

There is a good alternative to RIT, but the shrinkage issue will still come into play with the hot-water set and rinse cycles: Procion Fiber Reactive Dye, which works with all natural fabrics.

However....many "all cotton" garments are made with nylon thread, so you have to be careful unless you like the residual white thread flash.

The best one stop shop for dyes, fabric paint, batik supplies and dyeable clothing items I've ever encountered is:

http://www.dharmatrading.com/

I'm quite happy with the turquoise fade (dark at the bottom, light at the top) hakama I just did using their stuff, though the places I can wear it without people having something between a minor and major flipout seem pretty limited.

bryce_montgomery 06-12-2005 03:35 PM

Re: Coloured hakama
 
Speaking of colored hakamas....someone owes me a place where I can get a pink one...


Bryce


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