Friday, December 17, 2004

Shrink to Fit

It is funny. Normally when you buy clothing you pick a size that fits you so that as soon as you bring it home you can immediately put it on (generally though, I was my clothes once before wear, but I could put them on immediately if I wanted to). Judo Gi are a lot different. The proper size comes from the factory, just a little too big. You're expected to shrink-wash it so that it fits just right.

As I mentioned on Monday, I bought a new Gi from Toraki. They actually had me provide about ten different measurements and suggested a size for me. I shrink-washed it yesterday, and wouldn't you know it, it now fits exactly the way I like it. I can't wait to use it in class on Monday.

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