Re: Another Hakama thread?
Hakam a badge of honor? Nah. They're just trousers. Big baggy trou with a complex system of tying them on, but only trousers in the end. No mystique, no cachet of expertise. Only pants that will trip you when you least expect it.
And shouldn't be all THAT expensive. You can get into a decent tetron hak for less than USD $75 generally. Cotton might be cheaper (or more expensive), depending.