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Chris Wells 05-22-2002 02:41 PM

judogi shrunk
 
I washed my judogi and it shrunk about 2 sizes to small. I washed it in cold water like i was told but it still shrunk. Should I buy one that is a few sizes to big so it will shrink into my size next time? This one looks like long shorts on me now, haha

anyone know of a judogi maker that pre shrinks them?:D

Jim23 05-22-2002 03:12 PM

Hi Chris,

The Toraki doji are all preshrunk (they still shrink a tiny bit the first time you wash them). Great quality too - I got the bronze.

http://www.toraki.com

Jim23

Greg Jennings 05-22-2002 03:14 PM

Re: judogi shrunk
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Chris Wells
I washed my judogi and it shrunk about 2 sizes to small. I washed it in cold water like i was told but it still shrunk. Should I buy one that is a few sizes to big so it will shrink into my size next time? This one looks like long shorts on me now, haha

anyone know of a judogi maker that pre shrinks them?:D

Hi Chris! Cold water and line-drying should have avoided the shrinkage.

At any rate, it's hot in the dojo so you'll be able to appreciate the extra venilation.

Seriously, Kiyota, Bujin, Mugendo Budogu, Tozando, Mizuno, Hzu Judo, et al, all sell higher-grade judogi. But they ain't cheap!

Best Regards,

Randy Pertiet 05-22-2002 03:15 PM

Re: judogi shrunk
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Chris Wells
I washed my judogi and it shrunk about 2 sizes to small. I washed it in cold water like i was told but it still shrunk. Should I buy one that is a few sizes to big so it will shrink into my size next time? This one looks like long shorts on me now, haha

anyone know of a judogi maker that pre shrinks them?:D

http://www.bujindesign.com/dogi_index.html#pants

Love the bujin zipper pants. Have not shrunk at all.:)

Jim23 05-22-2002 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Jim23
Hi Chris,

The Toraki doji are all preshrunk (they still shrink a tiny bit the first time you wash them). Great quality too - I got the bronze.

http://www.toraki.com

Jim23

Actually, thinking back, the dogi did shrink to fit (they calculate how much it will shrink based on how you wash and dry it, and send one that's larger before washing). Anyway, the end result was great.

Jim23

Chris Wells 05-22-2002 04:19 PM

shrinkage
 
thanks for the replys, i will check out http://www.toraki.com for the future.

greg i messed up and dryed it in the dryer.

my judogi did not shrink enough for me to buy a new one right this moment. i just wanted to find someone that makes one that is pre shrunk for the future.

greg your right, its gets hot enough in the dojo that the extra venilation will be a blessing.

jeda 05-23-2002 09:50 AM

www.bujindesign.com

I purchased a doji there and I am very pleased with it. It was pricey, but well worth the money spent.

joff 05-23-2002 11:08 AM

This one looks like long shorts on me now

I personaly think gi trousers which look like long shorts are much better than too long trousers. I have one of these... :cool:

Chris Wells 05-23-2002 05:07 PM

tryed it out
 
After going to class in the one that shrunk i seem to like it better. Its less clothing that gets in the way now and i never have to worry about steping on my pants leg.

Bronson 05-24-2002 12:56 AM

Quote:

i never have to worry about steping on my pants leg.
I was told it was bad manners to have your gi pants showing below your hakama. Kind of like a woman having her slip showing below her skirt. Has anyone else heard this? Because of this I hem all my gi pants to mid-shin.

Bronson

Bruce Baker 05-24-2002 08:53 AM

Width and length
 
As one of the wider people who do Aikido and try to get uniforms to fit, just 6foot tall with 52 chest and 42-44 belly, I have the worst time getting judo uniforms to shrink into a comfortable size. Sure, for about six months they shrink just over one size and fit ... until I continue to throw it in the dryer and it shrinks until it is a large medium?

Well, I should know better being familiar with the many materials in the marine industry used for fabrics, covers, sails, and a whole host of applications in boats under the salt and sun conditions of the Atlantic Ocean.

Most expensive judo uniforms have spec's as to the shrinkage, and many are indeed preshrunk so they do not shrink more than one size after purchase, but most of us with a chest over 48 inch's still have problems with double extra large sizes that have to be tailored to fit.

Rule of thumb for cheaper uniforms is two sizes bigger, never put in the dryer to dry.
Although, a couple of times does bring the threads into a tigher weave, cool air, or cold air tumble is the only setting that should be used, and with other clothing in the dryer.

The better uniforms will shrink less, but in my case with a tall body and shorter arms and legs, I still have to modify the legs and sleeves.

There is nothing so funny as getting a picture of you in your new uniform, then six month later it is three sizes smaller barely crossing at your belly with your hairy chest distracting your training partner?

I know when we were in Karate, we would buy uniforms two sizes bigger to shrink them into the proper size, and starch them to make them snap when we punched or kicked. They were black though ... funny, the black doesn't shrink as much as the white uniforms?

Oh well, check out the specifications of the material, allowing the greater volume of cotton to shrink two sizes, and the blends to shrink at least one size. If you want your Judo top to tighten in weave, and it is cotten, I have two that have shrunk two and a half sizes. I guess it is time to donate them to guys with 42-44 inch chests or smaller in the dojo again.

Pay attention to the blend of materials, it will make the difference in the shrinkage.


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