Fabric and colors of Karate uniforms
Karate uniforms (Gi) are usually made of cotton or a mix of cotton and polyester (sometimes referred to as “polycotton”). There are also heavy weight uniforms made from canvas and heavy drill cotton. The typical Karate Gi is white.
Nowadays Karate uniforms also come in a wide variety of colors. Other than the white Gi that traditional karate styles prefer, you can choose from yellow, blue, red, black and probably any other color you can think of. For example, Kenpo Karate is known for its use of black Karate uniforms.
Karate uniforms for masters
Some manufacturers now also have special uniforms for grand masters and your “everyday master”, that come with extra trimmings such as gold embossing on the jacket and pants. Some uniforms have black piping on the V of the jacket or stripes down the side of the pants. Black belt karatekas can show their sense of fashion and grandeur with extra wide black belts with gold embroidery and gold stripes along the belt. These are available with as many gold stripes as the length of the belt and the size of the ego requires.