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Old 09-06-2000, 03:53 AM   #1
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Dojo: Vestfyn Aikikai Denmark
Location: Vissenbjerg
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 795
Well.... I must admit that I'm still a long way from putting on a hakama in aikido, but I have spend some time browsing the Tozando homepage anyway, and I couldn't help wondering what would be the best fabric for an Aikido-hakama. It seems like the choice is either Cotton or Polyester (or a Polyester/rayon blend) and I can se pros and cons to both. From my kendo-days I now that a cotton hakama tend to wrinkle a lot but on the other side polyester dosen't 'breathe' quite as well so you tend to sweat a lot more. They also some times have a kind of 'glossy' look to them that dosen't excactly enhance the 'original' impression of the outfit.

Any thoughts ?

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