Re: Review: Tozando Deluxe Tetron Aikido Hakama
The length of hakama is determined by the position of your obi and not by the inseam of the hakama. The hakama is held in place by the obi. If you tie your obi higher up your hips, then, you may need a longer hakama. As a rule, the length of the hakama is measured from the top of the obi (at the knot) to the lower edge of the ankle joint. As the hakama wraps over the obi, you will also need some allowance for the wrappage; more so if you wear a thick obi and have a bigger bulge at the knot.
Ladies will require a longer hakama as generally they tie their obi at the narrowest part of their waists.
Tozando's sizing is no different from the rest. On the attached chart, you can see the comparison of sizes based on Tozando's Deluxe Polyester Aikido Hakama. Depending on the material used, manufacturers may use different sizages to take account of skrinkages.