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Pacificshore
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aigaios wrote:
1 3/4 is what I use, but two inchers can look cooler if worn with a heavyweight uniform...

BTW, does Eosin-Panther sell plain belts? I have one thats embroidered and one that's plain, but my plain one is kind of flimsy...

I believe they do sell plain belts, you just have to look at what you want, and I believe they price them for embroidery and plain
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacificshore wrote:
aigaios wrote:
1 3/4 is what I use, but two inchers can look cooler if worn with a heavyweight uniform...

BTW, does Eosin-Panther sell plain belts? I have one thats embroidered and one that's plain, but my plain one is kind of flimsy...

I believe they do sell plain belts, you just have to look at what you want, and I believe they price them for embroidery and plain


I think you're right, sir.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh... Now I see. .

So much for being perceptive. xD.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be getting the belt from eosinpanther.com , so stiffness would not be an issue with the width.
Both ends will have two lines, so that is why I am still looking at 2", as the lines may be too constrained on 1 3/4".
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RichardHangHong
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 3/4 belt is better.

2" just looks like you're drawing attention to yourself saying "Look at me and my giant belt!"

Also, you'll have permanent helicopter syndrome with a 2". It never hangs down, it always points straight out to the sides no matter how hard you pull it. A guy from my old club got an extra wide belt from tokaido and 6 years on it's still sticking out sideways.
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Jussi Häkkinen
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RichardGregory wrote:
A guy from my old club got an extra wide belt from tokaido and 6 years on it's still sticking out sideways.


...and Tokaido's "Extra Wide" is 1 3/4" wide.

Interesting phenomenon, though. I've never had problems with having a belt to hang down properly. Pretty much every belt settles with the first wash. Of course, if one is in the "never wash the belt" -club, he could moisten only the knot area.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jussi Häkkinen wrote:
RichardGregory wrote:
A guy from my old club got an extra wide belt from tokaido and 6 years on it's still sticking out sideways.


...and Tokaido's "Extra Wide" is 1 3/4" wide.

Interesting phenomenon, though. I've never had problems with having a belt to hang down properly. Pretty much every belt settles with the first wash. Of course, if one is in the "never wash the belt" -club, he could moisten only the knot area.


I have a 2" Eosin Panther belt (2 in fact) that are "soft" & they don't stick out sideways. They hang down properly. I think it might just be the matter of of hard or stiff vs. soft style belts. I've never washed mine, BTW.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately go the 1 3/4
They look better and are more practical.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jiffy wrote:
Definately go the 1 3/4
They look better and are more practical.


1 3/4 will also hold 2 lines of embroidery. I know that was a concern w/ the original questioner. Either 2" or 1 3/4" go with a quality belt like Tokido (sp?) or Eosin Panther. They're worth the $$.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aigaios wrote:
1 3/4 is what I use, but two inchers can look cooler if worn with a heavyweight uniform...

BTW, does Eosin-Panther sell plain belts? I have one thats embroidered and one that's plain, but my plain one is kind of flimsy...


I agree, a two inch belt that's worn in looks fine with a heavyweight gi. With a lighter gi, it just doesn't look right, especially if the belt is stiff.

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