I got a nice Dragao backpack yesterday
I think Howard Kimonos does tis option
In most cases I think if one part of the uniform is ill-matched, most vendors will offer to exchange for a size up or down, long as you don't take the p (eg I've had this gi for 3 months and it shrunk too much can I have a bigger size please).
For sizing, I would say ignore the height/weight chart. For more accurate sizing I recommend getting an old gi and using it to find your ideal stats on the following (as a minimum):
1. wingspan wrist to wrist or at least shoulder to wrist of one arm.
2. jacket height
3. jacket width
4. Trouser outside leg
Just four bits of data that you send to the vendor. Most gi makers should offer a comprehensive size chart,eg Fushida and Storm (see pic)
Most companies have this data, even if it is not on their website (I'm talking about gi makers, not resellers). So if you email them your stats as listed above, you should get a recommended fitting. Whether they do or not, well, that's depends on the level of service.
But...take into account shrinkage rates. Each gi type and company differs slightly in how they perform during washing and drying.
Full independent and detailed report here: http://meerkat69.blogspot.com/2010/0...-rua-leve.html
A no-frills light weight competition uniform that blends understated style with a contoured fit and rugged ‘on the mat’ toughness. The A1 jacket fitted me superbly but trouser sizing issues necessitated the need to go one size up.
SEY_6706 by Seymour Yang, on Flickr
Comes with detailed care instructions
SEY_6708 by Seymour Yang, on Flickr
Bold red shoulder patch, othewise, pretty plain and minimal design.
Untitled-1 by Seymour Yang, on Flickr
Better reinforcements than the Vulkans
SEY_6757 by Seymour Yang, on Flickr
Much thicker collar than several other brands.
Might need a bit of help buying my first gi here guys lol.
Just started training and absolutely loving it, my instructors been lending me his old Gi to train in this week while I sort myself out one but struggling to decipher which one I need.
I'm about 5'8 and 150lbs so what size do I need?
try some on at your club
man, when you're the nail, hang in there....until the day you become the hammer