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#334968 - 10/02/06 12:57 AM Re: Large Uniforms??? [Re: Ronin1966]
clmibb Offline

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 1035
Loc: South Texas, US
I know this thread is a little on the old side but thoght I'd share in some experience in this matter. We had a gentleman start in my class several years ago because his doctor said he needed to lose 80 pounds before he would do surgery on him. He was a VERY large man. He could fit into the tops but not the pants so he went out and bought some white jersey material pants and wore those until he had lost enough weight to fit into the uniform pants. It's a little unothodox but it worked as a temporary solution. hope it helps!
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#334969 - 10/07/06 10:32 AM Re: Large Uniforms??? [Re: clmibb]
EL_Scott Offline

Registered: 10/07/06
Posts: 2
I thought that I would share my experience with Oddessy Martial Arts Supply...

I am a school owner in Pensacola, FL and have always used Bold Look size 8 gis but I thought I'd try using Oddessy since good things have been said about them... and it went downhill from there.

I ordered *what I thought* was going to be a Size 8 Oddessy Brand Heavy Weight White uniform on 9/30/06. Instead I received a Bold Look gi.

Their website advertises that this would be an "Oddessy Brand" gi- "hand made in Kansas City, MO." As a Pensacola martial arts school owner I have a wholesale account with Bold Look and own several Bold Look gis. My cost on that gi is less than one-half of the cost of my order through Oddessy; if I another Bold Look gi, rest assured I would not have ordered through them at twice the cost.

Their website advertises that the gi I ordered is $69.99- instead I was charged $74.99 plus $10 shipping.

MOST IMPORTANTLY- their website advertises that I was going to receive a heavy weight gi, "highest quality 10 to 12 ounce fabric," instead I received a medium weight gi. I just confirmed the order through Bold Look that the 55/45 material is the inferior 8.5 ounce medium weight fabric. The lady who took my order sure didn't offer up this little nugget of information when I specifically ordered the heavy weight Oddessy uniform. This is a HUGE discrepancy in product advertised/ordered versus product shipped and is about as close as it comes to false advertising. Perhaps this one goes unnoticed by new students or hobbyists but I have the benefit of experience.

I called the other morning to discuss the issue and hopefully find a resolution but the lady with whom I spoke was less than pleased to be of service; to say that I am an unhappy customer at this point would be understating the obvious.

So I emailed Ted and it really spun out of control at that point. Basically, he indicated that it was my fault and that I had not ordered an Oddessy brand gi and that I was notified of that when I called in my order.

Well... I specifically asked for the Oddessy Brand Heavy Weight Gi while ordering via the phone- I even gave the lady who took my order the number associated with the gi on the website, 04015-08, and she said that she knew of which uniform I was speaking.

Their website doesn't even include non Oddessy Brand traditional gis- how could I order anything else?

More blame from the Oddessy camp included reviewing mystery audio tapes which somehow proves their point but of course they will not share the audio unless I pay them an additional $25.

Needless to say I've sent their product back and cannot honestly recommend them.

Details of the entire transaction can be found on my blog
Oddessy Martial Arts Supply

#334970 - 10/20/06 11:08 PM Re: Large Uniforms??? [Re: EL_Scott]
Bushido_Dave Offline

Registered: 10/20/06
Posts: 1
Sorry to hear of you sour deal with Ted. I bought 2 Bold GIs from them. And I practice in them every day. He told me straight up they were not as shown. He said recent developments led them to an outside source (Bold Look)to make the GIs. And they no longer make their own. That was 4 month back.

Now in competition and when I attend Seminars and conventions I wear my Satori. It's custom made and fits like a dream. Plus it looks sharp. And I highly recommend Satori.

Yes they are a bit pricey. But it so worth it.

#334971 - 11/02/06 01:25 PM Re: Large Uniforms??? [Re: Bushido_Dave]
EL_Scott Offline

Registered: 10/07/06
Posts: 2
Yes, it was an unfortunate set of circumstances I suppose. If he would have handled it differently it would not have been an issue but the whole "I got you on tape!" thing was a bit much on his part.

My Century super-middleweight gis came in and I am extremely pleased with the durability and feel of them. I am going to take your advice and try a Satori gi too.

Thanks for the heads up on them.

Pensacola Martial Arts

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