Update: I got hold of a Micro Fibre SMA Kumite Gi. Seems very light and obviously comfortable. This is an Australian Brand but seems quite a nice Western Cut.
Still looking at a Tokaido Gi. Since I live in South Africa I can order from anywhere really so it can be from Japan, US, Europe or anywhere else, gonna cost me shipping so might aswell.
We have a few local brands but they don't quite carry the "Brand Name". Some guys at the club have the "Europa" Gi's and they also seems nice.
Originally Posted by Zraven7
I actually own two of them. They nice and soft but not really long lasting it seems.
its expensive, but just get a 14 ounce kamikaze. here's a link.
Shureidos last for years, and are very durable.
I'm surprised none of you mentioned Ronin:
All my gis back in the day were Ronin. They have simple superheavy club gis (some of mine lasted a decade, the only thing that would always rip was the pants loop, even though it was double stitched. That being said I was bleaching the **** out of them, so it might not have happened if I took care of them properly), but also make more affordable copies of popular models by Adidas, Shuriedo, Tokaido, etc.
Odacon mentioned Kwon, and I've never worn one of their gis, but I really like a lot of equipment Kwon makes in general...
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I have to recommend Shureido above all. After that I really like Tokaido. I've had a handful of Shureido gis over the years and they hold up to all of the abuse I could put them through.
You cannot go wrong with any of the high end Gi's suggested. The Meijin I particularly like wearing.
I will suggest Toyo, since I have not seen them mentioned, and I dig mine. http://www.kiintl.com/1/product.php?...cat=251&page=1
I like it for most training, but not for Jiyu Kumite. For that, I order the Mugen Orange label 10oz from K.I. for our school. Damned nice for the money. Made in Pakistan, but I have been impressed with the quality, fit, and how they hold up over time. The black and yellow label Mugen are excellent for the money too.
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