Design your own crazy-ass BJJ Gi challenge

Many times have I fantasized about how the perfect gi for me would be. The one gi that would make forget there were countless other gis for sale. I'd have it in the three legal colors (white, blue and black, preferably regular blue and navy blue) and five or six of them so I didn't have to do the laundry before the weekend even if I trained twice a day every monday to friday.
It would be lightweight, less than 1.8Kg for an A3, probably some kind of single weave (pearl weave seems to be the norm right now), it would have reinforced and taped triple stitching including in the sleeve cuffs and rope-style cord for the trousers. Also, tapered style keeping in mind tall slim guys like me. Well, it's for me so duh.
Also, and very important, it would have a clean look. I'd go with a discreet-eccentric design over the more obvious "look at me and recognize from afar" path every time. For example, I'd (and do, and will) use a pink mouthguard but wouldn't dye my hair pink. Confident discreet eccentricity - that probably sums it.

So, when my man Seymour aka Meerkatsu sent out a challenge to us BJJ Gi Addicts/bloggers, to design a crazy-ass BJJ Gi, I thought I'd have to push the eccentricity and be that bit more pretentious.
Another thing I thought was that I wouldn't design anything I wouldn't wear - even in competition if the chance presented itself.

So, here's what I came up with!

... and sorry in advance for my limited photochopper skillz.

Entry nr. 1 - "Hello Kitty, Goodbye Human" Gi.


Navy blue, shock pink stitching and embroidery.

Cat scratches on both arms, pawprints going down on right leg and up on left leg.
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Entry nr. 2 - "Huggy Kitten" Gi.


Navy blue, bright yellow stitching and embroidery.

Cat scratches on both arms, pawprints going up both legs. "No mata-leão plz? :3" around back of the neck ("mata-leão" aka "rear naked choke") and "I is here for teh foot massage." on bottom left leg. That would probably save me from a foot/leg lock.
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Entry nr. 3 - "Sleepy Scratchy Kitten" Gi


Navy blue, bright yellow stitching and embroidery.


Cat scratches on both arms, pawprints going up both legs. "No mata-leão plz? :3" around back of the neck and "I can haz foot massage now plz?" on bottom left leg. That would also probably save me from a foot/leg lock.
Details visible by clicking image to full size.


So...
Kittens! I love 'em, they're the best and couldn't resist using them to achieve my goal: A Gi that would make one wonder "what the fu-?" and make those with less humor just a bit unsettled and creeped out ;)

Also, I just had to include the ArtSuave vanity logo. Family pride - gotta represent!

Pretty sure they would guarantee a killing entrance in any academy or even on the mat (as I believe all three are IFBJJ-legal).

I'll have mine in A3 please! :)

8 comments:

Meerkatsu said...

Whoah!
Adding to the FB group right now.
Well done brother!

The Part Time Grappler said...

Well done bro!!! Meerkatsu, I think we're gonna have a very tough time judging these!

André said...

Thanks guys ;D

Meerkatsu said...

The colour combos just seem to really work.

Romeo said...

I can haz scratch back?

Strong LOLCat. :D

jtms said...

haha those are awesome... my 2 cats "roll" almost every night for about 20 mins at a time. One is definitely a guard player and the other favors the top game. The "double leg back kick" is my favorite technique. Cats definitely know what they are doing on the ground.

As for the "perfect" gi... im 6'5" but super skinny for my height (190lbs)... have always struggled to find a gi that fits correctly. Im excited to see what these guys have to offer once they release more details. vertical bjj

André said...

No doubt, cats are the best at everything :D

I've signed up for the updates. Interesting concept!

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