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Old 05-05-2004, 09:21 PM   #26
Janet Rosen
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Re: Which Dogi?

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Y'know, it's funny; when standing, the patches are just where they should be, covering my knees perfectly.
Drop to seiza, and the whole patch rides up so that it is covering the lower half of my thigh nicely, and the bottom 1/4 of the patch just covers my knee, and the seem lines up perfectly with where I pivot.
This is true of all the gi pants I ever bought.
What I did (back when I did suwariwaza) was customize my gi pants by first using pins to identify a big rectangle where I *actually* landed on my knees and where I pivoted on them. Then I cut out and sewed a couple of layers of pellon fleece (an interfacing available at fabric stores) to a layer of plain cotton, like a big thick patch--ended up being like 9" by 10"--and machine quilting the whole thing to the inside of each pants leg.
No more bruised knees, no more worn knees, and it felt like pivoting on potholders--very cool!

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Old 05-12-2004, 11:34 AM   #27
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After spending many hours searching and reading on the internet I have decided to give HSU a try. I have one of their double weave judo suits on the way. Thanks to all who posted their thoughts on the subject.
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Old 05-12-2004, 02:53 PM   #28
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Be sure to give us a review when you get it.
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Old 05-21-2004, 03:40 PM   #29
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I just got my new HSU double weave dogi today. It's considerably heavier than what I'm used to, but it's a very well made and downright gorgeous. The lapel is kinda stiff but the rest of it is as soft as a baby blanket right out of the package. The pants are reinforced from the knee to the bottom hem. I ordered it one size larger so that I could shrink it to fit and after a couple of washings it fits beautifully. Mr. Hsu was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I can tell that this dogi is going to last a long, long time.
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Old 05-22-2004, 02:09 PM   #30
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Judo lapels are supposed to be stiff, so one can't grab them easily.
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Old 05-22-2004, 08:07 PM   #31
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Good to know; thanks for updating, Marshall.

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Old 05-22-2004, 08:18 PM   #32
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I just got my new HSU double weave dogi today. It's considerably heavier than what I'm used to.
Marshall,

To what do you compare your double weave? curious to relate it to something I might know...it's really hard to "feel" a gi over the internet

Thank you
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Old 05-23-2004, 11:00 AM   #33
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My first gi was a single weave made by Century. My sensei at the time ordered them for us so I have no idea which model it was and the tags have long since faded. I can tell you that the HSU is significantly heavier than the Century, and the quality is much better. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:27 PM   #34
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Howard Combat Kimono (HCK) pants are double thick from mid-thigh to ankle. They may also be purchased separately.

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Paul
Paul,
Alright, stupid question here: what's the deal with those HCK/Howard Combat patches? Are they permanent and sewn right into the gi itself? Or, are they removable?

There have been two HCK gi's on eBay recently, and the photos for both showed the gi's had those bold patches on them. (I sent the seller an email about the patches question, but I've not heard back from him)

Do you happen to have the unbleached gi, or the white one? The link for the gi pant (separates), which does state that they have doubled knees, offers only white or blue? Do you happen to know if their unbleached gi pants have doubled knees?


Thanks for your time,
Jesse
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:02 PM   #35
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Does anyone have a Gi from Tozando? Curious about the quality of their products.



Tozando Gi's are the best! All of their products are the best. The Gi's are very soft and very durable. You'll pay alittle more, plus shipping fees, but it is well worth it.

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Old 05-27-2004, 06:51 PM   #36
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Paul,
Alright, stupid question here: what's the deal with those HCK/Howard Combat patches? Are they permanent and sewn right into the gi itself? Or, are they removable?

There have been two HCK gi's on eBay recently, and the photos for both showed the gi's had those bold patches on them. (I sent the seller an email about the patches question, but I've not heard back from him)

Do you happen to have the unbleached gi, or the white one? The link for the gi pant (separates), which does state that they have doubled knees, offers only white or blue? Do you happen to know if their unbleached gi pants have doubled knees?

Thanks for your time,
Jesse
Hi all,
I received the following from Howard Liu of Howard Combat Kimonos today,

Hi Jesse:
The pants do not come with patches. All pants, from the unbleached, the white, and blue are made of 7 X 7 denim twill, and have full padding from the top of the thigh to the end of the cuffs. The patches on the pants shown on the website is just for display purposes only. Patches are sold separately for $10/set of 2.
Sincerely,
Howard Liu
HOWARD COMBAT KIMONOS


just fyi...
Jesse

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