If you're a bigger gent, I'd suggest the Mizuno Yusho or Yusho II over the Shiai. The Shiai is cut slimmer in the body than the Yusho series; on top of that, the Yusho series are also IJF certified if it matters (the Shiai is only compliant, but not certified). Good luck!
P.S. I wish I could get a hold of Essimo's here in the States. I've heard nothing but good things about them from the UK folks I've trained with.