Alright so this is my first review. I read alot about how great Gameness gi's are, and how comfortable they are, so I decided to get one. ORDER DETAILS: I ordered it off GroundandPound.com, cost $105, free shipping, got shipped out on a Monday from IL, got to my doorstep in Long Island two days later, Wednesday. The customer service by Jim at GroundandPound is fantastic, quick replies to inquiries as well as fast processing and shipping. GI STATS: I am 5'9, 141 lb, and I ordered an A2. This gi comes pre-shrunk and mercinized. It fit decently anyway so I didn't feel the need to dry it to size before rolling in it. I called Gameness to make sure I didn't have to soak it in vinegar either, which they told me there was no need to. A pic of the gi top: The only other gi I have is the ATAMA gold weave, so all the comparisons I make will be to that model. The platinum is alot softer than my ATAMA, and the skirt of it felt a little fitter around my waist than the ATAMA. Gameness is known for their thick collars, but at the same time the lapels feel more fitted around my neck (almost slightly choking if I had to close the gi tighter), which might be a tradeoff. We did gi chokes in a class I wore this to, and people didn't seem to have too much trouble despite the thickness, might be for the reason that the lapels are a little tighter. Here is the lapel in comparison to the ATAMA (Gameness on top, ATAMA on bottom), note the major difference is the giant "lip" on the platinum: A poster in another review of this gi asked for a closeup of the weave itself, I included it here: The pants I like, because the width of the material ABOVE the drawstring loops is a little bit more than the ATAMA pants. When rolling, sometimes my ATAMA string will be tight, and the pants sneak under the tie, which is a little annoying. The extra material above the string on the platinum keeps the string from grinding into my skin. A view of me wearing it, front, back, and side (sorry about the quality, my camera's ancient): COMMENTS: Overall, the gi is made well, and it is extremely comfortable. I've even had a couple guys in my gym ask where they could get one because they loved the feel of it, and they weren't even the ones wearing it. I edited this posting to update, originally I had some problems with this gi in the lapel section, where the back collar started to separate from the gi jacket itself. The customer service at Gameness.net and GroundandPound.com are fabulous, I was able to get a replacement and hopefully it will be problem free. Gameness guarantees their tops for 6 months, and their pants for 3. Edit 3/2/09: I've had this gi now for a while, been rolling in it several times a week, it's held up very well, the only signs of wear and tear are little loose threads on the shoulder patches and embroidery, nothing really noticeable unless you really get down and look at it. The gi has shrunk a little, so it's a tad bit tight, but it doesn't bother me too much. The drawstring is pretty annoying now, hard to tighten and loosen the pants, but I will probably try and replace it with a rope closure to make things easier.