Solutions for gapping gi?

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  1. hemlock2010

    hemlock2010 White Belt

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    I'm short and round (5'3" and 157 lbs) and not small chested, and I find myself having to tug my Gi back into place after every activity. I wear a shirt under it, so its not revealing anything, but it makes me very self conscious to be constantly fixing my clothes in a room full of guys who have no problems with their clothes. I got the Century girl-shaped Gi in hopes that it would gap less, but I still have to adjust it. Any solutions?

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    You could sew in a few elastic loops and buttons to act as toggles. Just to help it stay together.
     
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    If you wear a belt, its usually caused by that. Try tieing it differently. It can also be caused by the shoulders. The chest doesnt really affect how a uniform stays in place.
    Failing that, velcro or elastic (Like the person above said).
     
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    I was going to suggest finding a tailor and working with them to get the right fit. Might be pricey, but a good gi can last a long time and it'd be worth it for comfort.
     
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    Try wearing a jacket one size larger than your pants. You may find the gi falls at a better place in relation to your curves.
     
  6. skeksi

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    I am always having to hitch my pants up and pull the gi top down, too. But I notice the guys adjusting their gis as much as I adjust mine!

    One thing that helped me was switching from a cotton undershirt to a coolmax one. I think it gives the gi top more slip. I also have fewer problems if I loosen my belt a tad and wear it more toward my hips than my waist.
     
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    An annoyance for me too! I second going to a tailor. S/he can adjust the fit, and also add a closure on the inside to keep it neater.
     

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