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Old 01-09-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
Nick P.
 
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Re: Quality Gi at a Reasonable Price?

Bujin designs.
http://www.bujindesign.net/product_i...abb5c542 782f
I have had both the 8.5 and 12oz, prefer the heavier one.
Pants; why they do not double-line all the way to the hem is beyond me (at least they did not a few years ago), and of course begin to fail right on the lower seam of the patch where your knee pivots during shikko.
Large jacket was a bit ample on me, Medium a bit snug.
Conclusion (for me): jackets = ok, pants = fail.

Iwata
http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/iwataco/frame2e.html
Best pants I have ever used. Period. Lined to the hem.
Jackets are just gorgeous and tough - I have 2 - and their new thin jacket is superb.
Conclusion: jackets and pants are a sure-fire thing.

E-Bogu HiDriTex Aikido Uniform Set
http://www.ebogu.com/
Just bought one from them, but have to return it as their size 5 was HUGE on me.
Pants lined to the hem.
Jacket seems nice enough, but am concerned the "blankety soft" cotton might not hold up as well over time.

Hit me up for questions on sizing if you like.

NOTE: I saw a picture somewhere of a shihan wearing a Kendo gi (shorter sleaves, tabs at chest to keep jacket closed); anyone here know for sure that kendo gis are shorter in the sleaves by design for the the wearing of kote? All but my Bujin gis have had to have the sleeves shortened....

Last edited by Nick P. : 01-09-2007 at 07:17 PM.

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