I've read quite a few replies from people proclaiming the great Iwata hakama. My question (as a relative neophyte) is
what makes a hakama better than another?
wear and tear?
I have a bu jin blend navy with traditional koshita and I like it just fine. I am interested in the indigo-colourfast hakama. Do they really hold the indigo?
What makes the Iwata a better wear than, say, what I am wearing?
I was discouraged at first by their website - but I could be of changed mind armed with more information.