Yet Another Dogi Question
I am reading here, catching up as it were. I am returning to the Mat after many, many years.
I used to have a few wonderfully thick and heavy Dogi/pants sets back in my younger days. These were purchased through my old Dojo, and I think they were the "Old" Bujin company IIRC.
As I mentioned, I have been reading here and doing my due diligence regarding dogi purchases. However, I find that a LOT of the threads are old, and that a lot of the links do not work.
My question is this,
Since I am obviously going to need new Dogi for my reemerging journey, could some of you help me with locating a high quality, all cotton, hard wearing Dogi? I am going to be buying at least two, One for colder months, and one for summer, and I would like to get some input on what is considered to be of high quality, comfortable, and hard wearing these days.
I may also be buying additional pants as well. i like to spread the wear and tear over several pairs.
I like the old Bujin Dogis, but I am reading less than stellar reviews of some of their products post Boulder Colorado days. Is there another brand/manufacturer who can approximate these?
I like the thicker material, and I like the reinforced/harder wearing pants.
I am as of this writing, standing 6foot 3in tall and weighing in at a .... ahem ...."Svelte" 245 lbs.
I am assuming that for an all cotton Gi, I will need to be buying a size 6 or maybe a 7? Any input here?
Also,I am in the USA, if that helps any.
Any Colorado Aikidoka with insight into local sources that are good, please do chime in.....gives me a chance to meet some of you all!!!!
Any help is very much appreciated.