This has been a long time coming. Jits Magazine has been around for about seven years now, and Jits Shop has been around for more than four. But in all that time, we've never been involved in a gi project... until now.
After a lot of careful consideration and calculated planning and development, we've partnered with Northern California gi maker DojoChimp on this exciting limited-run gi project, inspired by our obsession with all things Leonardo Da Vinci.
We were pretty excited at the prospect of working with DojoChimp on this project. We consider them to be a boutique jiu-jitsu brand, focused on developing and producing super high-end jiu-jitsu goods (even though they are not really priced at a premium), and we have deep respect for their product development chops.
We worked in painstaking detail on the design and function of this piece, to create something that we feel is special and unique; something that we ourselves would want. And since this is a tiny batch art project, we've made just 100 pieces.
With interior artwork that features an illustration piece we commissioned from one of our all-time favourite jiu-jitsu artists, Phil Lietz, this gi pays homage to Da Vinci's famous sketch of the Vitruvian Man, depicting the ideal human proportions, which he based on the writings of the ancient Roman architect, Vitruvius. As we know all too well from our daily training, the physics of jiu-jitsu put human geometry to optimum use, which is why we are sure that Da Vinci would have certainly developed a love for the Gentle Art if he had been living today.
We poured our creative efforts into the nuanced detailings that make this project special, and ended up with a gi that is both a pleasure to look at and more importantly, a pleasure to wear. The jacket is light-weight, with a super solid construction. The pants will outlast us all. The modern, perfectly-cut DojoChimp fit rounds it out.
Produced in an unbleached, raw cotton with olive brown accents to match the colors of Da Vinci's original sketch, this special edition gi gives a nod to one of the most inspirational thinkers in history.
We hope you enjoy using the special edition Vitruvian gi as much as we enjoyed developing it!
Get it HERE while supplies last.
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