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Oriental kit

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:25 pm

So I've never played anything oriental and hence have no kit. With an event coming up, I thought I'd start thinking about it now.

Looking for Oriental style kit, anyone got any suggestions? Size is the main issue. Was thinking about starting with a martial arts suit as a base (is it always a gi or is that for a specific martial art?): karate, judo, kung fu etc all have their own slightly different style of suit, is there one that has more material to wrap around the torso?
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:55 pm

Bottom one it is
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Sonny » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:41 am

max skill if ben wears that for the entire weekend XD
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Sonny » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:42 am

but ya the GI is a generic base for the marital art kits and what not, well for judo at least, and they come in big friendly sizes, even a panda could fit in one.
also might be worth looking into those special trousers, hakima or what ever they were.
the marital arts ninja split toe shoes i bought for saga were surpisingly comfy, if you want new footwear too
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Hatsuo1980 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:29 am

It depends on budget really....

you can get a cheap and effective costume by shopping around a lot
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:46 pm

Size/quality before budget (well, within reason).

Happy to shop around but my usual first stop (Ebay) has been getting worse and worse over the years and all the stuff I've found bases size on height rather than width.

Footwear probably a no-no: I'm size 14 and it's hard enough getting normal shoes/boots!
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:20 pm

Hakama are sold by height as they split at the side and secured around the waist with the built in belts, so has no fixed waist size, but you do need something to wear under them like shorts or some people wear their Gi. They are also the trousers commonly warn with a Kimono by men.
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Luke » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:33 pm

I wore a hakuma on the last event. Its hell to fight in, especially in the wind. Just worth bearing in mind!

Its quite comfy though and very warm!
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Dom » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:35 am

Gi, or Kode-gi means underwear and should be treated like that (dont just wear that its like wandering around in your pants). Its also not ideal in non-summer weather as it wics water quite a lot so rain is bad.

Hakama i think look great and i find them nice we wear and fight in, But i would wear them un-traditionally high so they didnt drag and get muddy.

Kimono can be worn over gi and tucked in to hakama like a suit.

Haroi is a jacket that is warn open over all of the above or instead of a kimono.

BUT all of these are sudo traditional japanese, and serk is (i think) meant to be all of the far east bundled into one. So other ideas are also available. A mongol style, something like highly coloured silks under studded leather.



But the other option is you dont aim for traditional cuts of clothing or styles, and instead pick up nice kit that has oriental patterns or designes on it.

Lastly an armour idea i have had for a while but never needed to put into practice is a suit of chain with beaten copper/brass plates linked or riveted onto it to look like chinese style plate and chain.
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:58 pm

What I was thinking of was the thick jacket I used to wear for judo. Something like that to build on might be cool.

I like kimono but it's hard finding one of the right size that doesn't look modern/like a dressing down.

Haori I like a lot but finding a really big one is proving hard
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Dom » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:07 pm

if becky lets you near the washing mashine i would dye your judo gi top to make it less 'martial arts' tm.

Ill see if i can find something suitable and get back to you.
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:10 pm

I don't have one any more, I may buy a cheap one from Ebay (like this but possibly even cheaper) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190649427813? ... 1423.l2649.

Was thinking of cutting the arms off and dying it black/brown.
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Re: Oriental kit

Postby Dom » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:14 pm

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Re: Oriental kit

Postby willmhudson » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:06 am

I picked up a Haori from here a little while ago, even with shipping the prices a really reasonable. Fits me fine and I'm a big guy too... Although I don't recall the exact sizing of it - http://www.ichiroya.com


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