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    I'm missing something Andrew. What's the theme?
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    For now, I'm just waiting for the smack of the Bo against a hard wooden floor....

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    Hint: Look at the dogi carefully.
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    You are going to tell me that only dead people cross the jacket with right side in front of the left? You sir, have an eye for detail and spend way too much time looking at uniforms!
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    Still doesn't beat the backward hakama in my opinion ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgsmith View Post
    Still doesn't beat the backward hakama in my opinion ...

    Oh, my! Where did you get that?
    Or more importantly, where did they dig up a production crew who couldn't get that right?

    Notice that the shipping strings are still on the shinai?
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    I almost started a new thread for this, but wasn't sure if it should go under "worst kendo keikogi" or "cruelty to shinai".

    And this one coming from a martial arts supplier under the category "complete kendo uniform".
    Well, it is being worn completely wrong, and the shinai is complete with shipping strings but no tsuba. Go figure.
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    Oh, my! Where did you get that?
    Or more importantly, where did they dig up a production crew who couldn't get that right?
    It was originally from a Museum Replicas catalogue about 6 or 7 years ago. Gotta wonder what they thought they were replicating.
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    It may be that the images were "flopped" (a graphic arts term that means that a photo or illustration is printed in reverse). That is done a lot in marketing materials to make the design fit and flow better with the copy (text) or on the page.

    When I was learning graphic design for magazine and newspaper advertising, we were taught, for example, to have a person who is waving or pointing, to face "inward" toward the centerfold of the publication and to avoid having them looking or pointing off the page. It was so the reader's eye would naturally follow into the publication instead of off to the side. So, we might "flop" a photo so that the person is pointing in the desired direction. In the photos above, the models are punching and kicking in the desired direction for the graphic design of the catalogues.

    I don't, however, have an explanation for the backward hakama. Maybe it's a stab-proof steel belly-plate, not a koshita, to protect against spears to the gut!
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    Omg Im loling so hard, thanks guys

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    Cady,
    I did see a few examples of "flipped" photos - the label / tag is a dead giveaway.
    Notice that the dogi in the second picture doesn't appear to have a label, and the first one still seems suspect.

    Anyway, happy hunting!
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    David Noble
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    This could be an addiction. I may need help.
    David Noble
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    For now, I'm just waiting for the smack of the Bo against a hard wooden floor....

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    I suspect this image was "flopped" as Cady suggested - look at the label.


    But no flopping here.
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    Yes, some are flopped, others are just wrong dressing. Or maybe they're just dead people! The cartoons and illustrations are of course not flopped, but obviously the artists are not martial artists.
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