Welcome to OSS Clothing, a premier apparel company born on the island of Oahu and spreading across the pacific. We believe that it’s the journey, not the destination that defines us and makes us who we are.
The name OSS is short for Oshi Shinobu. The first character “Oshi” means “to push,” and the second character “Shinobu” means “to endure.” Together they symbolize the importance of pushing, striving and persevering. To push yourself to your limit, when your body quits but your mind keeps pushing, when your mind is exhausted, but your spirit keeps you going, you endure the pain, you persevere, that is OSS!
OSS is a lifestyle brand designed by the people and powered by heart. We draw our inspiration from the indomitable spirit, we may lose the battle but we shall never be defeated! OSS!
When I saw OSS Clothing post the photo below on Facebook, I knew I needed to have that gi right away. Unfortunately for OSS, but fortunately for me, they had ordered adult gis but were shipped children’s gis in error. I immediately jumped on the opportunity to buy one of the unwanted gis and was able to work out a deal for one of their prototypes. The person I spoke to about the gi was Eric Goo; he was so nice he even sent me a photo of his 4’11 inch tall daughter to show me the sizing of the gi.
|I own this. FYI.|
There’s a great thread on Sherdog about the testing of the OSS gi so check it out when you have a few minutes.
The jacket features:
My measurements are:
|Hip to ankle||31|
|Shoulder to wrist||19|
|Arms front wrist-to-wrist||57|
|Arms side to side wrist-to-wrist||49|
Please see the video below for a complete, pre-wash review. I will be following up with an additional review once I have been able to roll in the gi and measure any shrinkage. I am also wearing the Jaco Hybrid Performance Training Top and Tatami vale tudo shorts; the shorts are the most comfortable shorts I’ve ever trained in and are on sale right now (May 16, 2012) at Tatami Fightwear.com for $7. Reviews of both coming soon! Following the video is a series of photos of the gi’s features.
|8 belt loops, corded drawstring|
|Reinforced knee, calf symbol|
|Close up, calf symbol|
|Hip embroidery and reinforcement|
|Inner chest seam reinforcement|
|Jacket contrast stitching|
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