Originally Posted by Frasedog
I'm looking into buying a seccond gi. I'm constantly washing my Gameness gi because I usually train Mon/Wed, or Wed/Fri. One question for you guys. Is it a faux pas for me (a white belt) to buy a blue, black or red gi? I wouldn't think it would be but I thought I'd ask before I drop the cash.
I do the same thing, that's why I ordered a Howard. It's a pain washing your gi 3-4 times a week.
And about the color, there is no universal rule. It has more to do with your school and the way they look at such things. Some schools could care less as long as your attitude is good, others insist on white gis only and no patches.
I would say to talk to your instructor or another student. It's becoming more rare anymore than anyone really cares, short of you showing up in a red gi with purple polka dots, but it's best to be safe. You don't want to be that guy that shows up in the only colored gi in the academy.
What brand gi are you going to order, out of curiosity?