The newest Tatami Estilo 5.0, the Graphite Blue edition.
Tatami has been at this game a while. And it's really showing with each new Gi release. With a slew of highly experienced Gi designers working round the clock, I suppose it's no surprise the Estilo 5.0 is as impressive as it is. And it certainly doesn't hurt that Tatami has a stable of top competitors to test the kimono in each stage of production. This combination of expertise and high-level practitioner feedback results in one very handsome and well built BJJ Gi!
The 5.0 boasts simple yet refined logos along the shoulders and thighs, using a unique embroidery process with merrowed edges and a flat surface. Other visual updates to the newest Estilo include woven graphic taping along the interior seams (cuffs and skirt) as well as a beautifully sublimated interior yoke panel. As always, Tatami uses incredibly durable materials. The jacket is 550 GSM Pearl and the pants are 12 oz. canvas cotton with reinforced knees. With the split side vents, Tatami brings something innovative to the table this time around... Instead of straight split vents, they've adjusted the cut for a new "Y" shape. This angled vent style allows the skirt to fall more naturally around you waist, especially when moving rapidly during scrambles.
Both the top and bottom are thoroughly reinforced with heavy contrast stitching and 2nd layers where needed. The trousers are equipped with slightly wider drawstring loops that better guide the drawstring, which itself is the stretchy round style, far superior to the traditional flat string (especially when it comes to untying a sweat-soaked drawstring). A new woven label is sewn just under the waist, only exposed once your jacket is opened. A similar small and tasteful detail lies on the jacket's rib area in the form of a small estilo 5.0 text embroidery.
One more woven label is placed inside the jacket opening, detailing the care instructions for your new Estilo 5.0. While many companies will throw a generic manufacturer's tag inside, Tatami has put together a well done graphic label. It's the small details such as this that make the Estilo 5.0 a worthwhile purchase!
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I'm 5'2" and 113 lbs, and I bought an F2. I have two other Tatami gis that I quite like, so I thought I would get the Estilo, since I've heard so many good things about it. My first impression was that the gi jacket had a weird fit. It felt more like a men's cut than a women's cut. Lots of extra material around the shoulders and armpits. And the cuff width was insanely large. I could fit both of my arms inside the sleeve. The pants are really nice though, and they fit well. I have yet to actually train in this gi -- material-wise, it's very well-made, and it looks great, but I'm worried about people's grips on my sleeves. If you go to the Tatami website, it says that they updated their women's cut to meet IBJJF standards. I'd give this gi a higher rating, but I think their attempt to make it IBJJF-legal ruined what was previously a pretty great gi. At least I know I'll be able to wear it in competition, but will I want to...
I really wish I liked the fit of tatami gis, this was my third attempt on a different size/style but they are just ill fitting for my body type. This Gi is beautiful and I really wish it fit me but in F3L the length was good but the chest area fit odd and the kimono felt like it fit too small around my hips. I am 5'6" 123 and my hips are not big, I would think it would be bigger in that area as it is an F3... The kimono was REALLY long also, I know i bought it in long but it was just a really odd fit. Maybe the men's gi would've fit me better. Tried it a few classes but the fit was just distractingly odd. Returning.
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