The Kumicho (Boss) Kimono is looseley inspired by the Tokko-fuku (special attack uniform) of the Bosozoku gangs of Japan.
I actually hate bosozoku gangs – they used to wake me up at three in the morning outside my apartment in Fukuoka with their modified exhausts, played with a flick of the wrist, a cacophony of urban youth outrage.
But, you can’t deny they are snappy dressers. Adorned with military and manual labour-inspired uniforms emblazoned with nationalistic slogans and gang identifiers, the uniform of the bosozoku has a strong aesthetic appeal.
This kimono is a gold weave, cotton pants affair thick with embroidery. It will have the classic feel of an old-school BJJ kimono, due to the country of manufacture and materials used, so be careful with shrinkage.
There is a custom Scramble mon (insignia) on the chests and neck.
This gi does not come with a custom bag.
*Some of the A2 models are of a heavier weave (approx 750gsm) while all others are 550gsm with midweight cotton twill pants.
*Note the back embroidery may differ slightly from the image shown of the model wearing the gi, and the model shows ripstop pants but production model is cotton twill.