February 10th, 2010
Recognized as the authority in Muay Thai, Fairtex has been creating quality gear for Muay Thai champions since the early ’70s. In 2010, Fairtex continues to hit us with some of the most creative and innovative Muay Thai shorts on the market. Handmade in Thailand, the latest collection features extra wide legroom for when you need to get off a lightning fast kick or a sequence of devastating knee blows. The satin construction and quality embroidery not only help you look good in the ring, but it also provides maximum comfort during those long hours training and is well reinforced for those tough championship battles. Check out the collection after the jump.
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December 8th, 2009
Hayabusa gives us a look at their latest rashguard and fight shorts. Named after a Japanese water dragon, the Mizuchi shorts and rashguard take on a new direction for Hayabusa fightwear. Both aesthetically pleasing, the high quality rashguard stays in the same vein as past Haburi rashguards and features die-sublimated graphics and coloring. A step up in look from the Kyoudo shorts, Hayabusa continues to utilize their Guardlock inner grip waistband systems including the Mechanical PolyDirectional stretch fabric.
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October 6th, 2009
Looking to fill an untapped market within the MMA community, Combat Clothing has introduced a line of casual walking shorts. Perfect for wearing outside of the cage, the fight short features a cell phone pocket and comes in an array of colors and patterns. The classic short also features high quality screen printed or embroidered Combat Clothing logo properly placed on the left leg, a button closure and a zip fly.
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April 30th, 2009
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil based MMA gear company Venum recently released two interesting pairs of fightshorts the “Dark Spider” and “Hurricane FX Brazil”. Venum uses some interesting patterns for their fight shorts making most of them to resemble normal board shorts. Most of their fight shorts utilize rip-stop material and a secure fastening system. Check out the Venum Fight website for more details.
April 28th, 2009
Major Japanese MMA brand RVDDW recently released a Kimono styled short. It has the same feel as a kimono and features pocket on front and back. The prominent white stitching and embroidered RVDDW logo sets it apart from many of the fight shorts on the market today. RVDDW has always set the bar on fight gear and with this latest release they managed to raise it a little higher. Available in blue, black and star pattern. Check out the RVDDW site for more details.
January 17th, 2009
Off the top, there is only 100 pairs of these custom made shorts available at the American Fighter website. Complete with UFC style hook/loop closure these shorts were made famous by Rich “The Ace” Franklin and were worn during his fight in Dublin at UFC 93 against Dan Henderson. The shorts are available for a mid February ship date and can also be purchased in a black/white colorway. Make sure you pre-order before supplies run out.
December 1st, 2008
California apparel company RVCA has released its microfiber installment of the BJ Penn fight trunk. This go-round the shorts are available in black with velcro front waistband closure, screen printes self patches and a sewn down black belt. The belt feature a screen print of the BJ Penn and RVCA logos. The shorts retail at $61 and can easily be purchased at the RVCA website.
November 5th, 2008
The latest Hitman Fight Gear releases clearly show that the Grand Terrace, CA based fight apparel company is solely focused on the war within the ring. Collage is a collection of Hitman logos blended with items of conflict from grenades to diamonds. Tees are available in a red/black and white/black combination in all sizes. The shorts are available in white and black and range from size 28-44.
May 9th, 2008
The latest creation of El Skel, the STAGR® pro model short, features stretch crotch, side slits and patches on both front and back. You can pick a pair of these shorts up in white or black online at the STAGR® website.
August 4th, 2007
Do you want to customize your Muay Thai Shorts? I know when I first started to train Muay Thai, I would just put on a pair of gloves and some shorts and have at it. Nowadays I am more picky on the types of brands I use. Not only that, I also like to have a set of shorts or gloves personalized to set myself apart from others so there are no conflicts at the gym over lost articles of clothing.
I took the some time today to bring you a few online shops that allow their customers to walk away with thier personal brand right from the comfort of their own home or gym.
Most of these shops are based in Thailand with a delivery time between 1-2 weeks plus the time it takes to construct your custom order, so it’s common sense to order your products months in advanced before your next big brawl.
Kombat Gear was really interesting as it allowed for all of their products to be customized, but it failed to explain where and how to customize the shorts on it’s website. The good thing is they do ship worldwide from Thailand and accept visa, master, paypal and western union.
Muay Thai Factory another company based out of Thailand was a little more friendlier to use with just under 5 steps. I was a little upset that I couldn’t upload my own logo to use on the front or back of the product, however, it did allow me to choose from several logos or my own text set to a limited array of font styles. The delivery time for your order to arrive on your doorstep can take up to a few weeks and if you spend more than $50 (which you will) you get a free tube of boxing creme. Yipee!
Muay Thai Stuff was easy as hell to use. Providing one huge text box on the order page asking for your short specs. They also provided an email to where I can send my original artwork. Delivery time 1-2 weeks from Thailand.
All in all, most of these online shops will allow you to do the following:
- Fabric selection. Usually nylon or satin.
- If there is a word or logo you would like to put across the front or back. If lettering, do you want it written in English or Thai
- Color selection
- Custom lettering on sleeve, waist band, or leg
It’s up to you to pick which online shop works best for all of your customization needs. It might be a helluva a lot easier to go to your local tailor and design your own Muay Thai apparel in person. If you find any shops online or locally that you like, please let us know about them.