When I first started BJJ I of course noticed some of the more flamboyant kimonos right off. I noticed that some of those wearing them came walking into the school with them on. I was surprised to find out that they wore them in public. I thought for my personality that was way to flashy. I wouldn’t want to call attention to myself in a white one let alone brightly colored gi. But as time went on I got a Urban Camo Koral MKM and later a red Atama Mundial #5. One night my wife called me and asked me to pick up something from the grocery store on the way home from class. At first I thought "no way" but then I felt that Jiu-Jitsu confidence come over me and pride in what I practice. So in I went in my Koral. I got looks and stares. Some people avoided eye contact with me. I even got a complement from the check out girl. She said she liked my jacket. I said "thank you" and explained it wasn’t jacket but a gi. Now if on my way to or from class I need to stop and get something in my gi I am not shy at all. What next? Family functions? Who knows! Some one needs to start selling clothing based off of the gi. You could market it as fight wear for those who love the gi.
So where do you wear your gi or kimono?