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Old 04-17-2006, 11:11 AM   #6
Dojo: Aarhus Aikikai
Location: Aarhus
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5
Smile Re: Keep my new Tozando gi?

Paul Kozlovskis wrote:
Please post an update on size after washing.

I'm just about to order a similar sizing and would like to know.
I was about to ;-)

Anyways... first I did a 40 deg. Celsius wash in the washing machine and hangdried it afterwards. As far as I can tell, it did nothing to the size - still roomy. I attended a single training pass (Easter Camp with Arisue Sensei ;-) in the dogi and it was a tad to large.

Then I did a 60 deg. Celsius wash in the washing machine followed by some 50 minutes in the drier.
I have not done any training in it after this, but it definitely seems like it has an almost perfect fit now.
The size of the sleeves are more in "harmony" now, I think. Perhaps they have shrunk like 1-1½cm in length , but not more.
It has also shrunk a bit in width (waist).

Now I just need like six months of training to see how it will "fall".

To sum up: I think the size recommendation from Tozando is about right in my case.

Please dont hesitate to ask if I can give you further information.

Best regards,
Steen Suder
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