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Materials Unlike many of our competitors, we use U.S. milled cloth in our garments and our uniforms are actually made here in the U.S.. Our cotton material is a 12 ounce cotton twill and our stretch material is a soil-release polyester weave, which is more breathable than the older nylon jackets and much easier to keep clean.
Cotton or stretch? Both materials have advantages and disadvantages. Cotton protects better against bruising but the stretch material offers greater freedom of motion. The stretch material dries out much quicker than the cotton, which can be nice after a long day of fencing. It used to be true that the cotton stayed cooler than the old nylon uniforms, but with the new polyester weave material, they both rate about the same; fencing is a sweaty endeavor!
Washing: All of our uniforms are machine washable in cold water. On the stretch material use non-chlorine bleach only. All uniforms may be machine dried on cool or air, or simply hung dry. The stretch material dries very quickly. All of our knickers are good for competition use in the US up to and including US National Championships.
Sizing: For pants, please include your waist size in inches. For men, that would equate to the size you wear in jeans, for women, please measure your waist and hips and include that information in the special remarks section when you process your order. Do not use "size 8" or "size 10" since that number varies so much between clothiers.
Note: If there is anything about you that affects how your clothes fit (i.e.- "I'm a former swimmer, so I have big shoulders", or "I drink a lot of beer, so I have a gut" or "I have a prehensile tail") let us know in the special remarks section at the end of your order.
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