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Gloi
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:02 am    Post subject: Gi Pants Reply with quote

Does anyone know anywhere in the UK that sells gi pants without the jackets, preferably to buy on line.
Because they have ripped/shrunk etc I have ended up with 3 jackets where I have no pants to go with them.
I want traditional style white karate pants in medium to heavy canvas.
Okay you can tell me I'm tight-fisted but I hate keep having to buy whole new gis when I have perfectly good gi tops.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that both the Karatedepot and Century both sell separate pants and jackets. I'm sure some others do as well. Hope this helps!

Century Link:
http://www.centuryfitness.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&categoryId=13505&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=13680&crumb=13501-13502

Karatedepot Link:
http://www.karatedepot.com/scan/se=karate%20pants/sf=subcategory/ml=10/tf=sale/to=r/tf=0/to=f.html
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Gloi
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that's great. I'd like to find a UK supplier though by preference if possible, so the postage isn't so much.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to buy gi pants one size too large, and then have them hemmed. So much more comfortable and the knee padding ends up slightly lower on the leg... far better than the default placement, as your pants tend to ride-up when grappling.

And, of course... there's always shrinkage.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was winding up with more tops than pants too. I am glad I am not the only one.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a couple I found in the UK. From looking at them I believe they offer separates. Good Luck!

Karate.co.uk:
http://www.karate-kid.co.uk/EsiProductsByBrand.asp?ID={0348279F-2AD6-4CD5-BE3D-2E95A615A04B}&Name=Trousers%20and%20tops%20&Category={0F4C0695-94B2-48D2-8ADD-3BCEB7CCD06B}

Playwell.co.uk:
http://www.playwell.co.uk/store/acatalog/WebStore_Karate_Suits_39.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On this note, i often find gi pants and shirts sold seperately at second-hand stores. Obviously, check for condition... but a great deal can be found occasionally.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just ordered myself a pair from playwell.co.uk.
Thanks everyone. And as for 'shrinkage' well I can't help it if they design gis for teenage boys with matchstick thin legs . I've ordered a larger pair too, I hate going hitch, kick all the time.
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