Bumble Humble Thorough Loops (Black Denim) Lan Zha Yi
In martial arts, there's a beautifully named movement: "Embracing the Sparrow's Tail. 攬雀尾"
It involves movement, an animal reference, a specific body part, imagery, and vividness. It's engaging and picturesque. "Embracing the Sparrow's Tail" is a popular move within Tai Chi, known by another, more colloquial name: "lan zha yi "懶札衣" also means Lazy dressing so we named Bumble Humble.
This movement also entails body motion, emotions, imagery, and simplicity. It's straightforward yet rich in its depiction. I really admire this movement, particularly its name. Every time I hear it, it brings a smile to my face—a blend of hard training with the essence of a lazy coat. The ancient martial artists had a way of infusing humor and the nuances of human nature into their naming conventions. The movement of the lan zha yi is filled with the intertwining of both hands, a continuous flow, twisting, and rolling. The body moves like a large towel being wrung and relaxed, showcasing an indescribable beauty. Therefore, I'm determined to design a piece of clothing and name it the "lan zha yi 懶札衣"!"
The Distinctive Design Features of the "Lan Zha Yi" with Thorough Loops
Firstly, inspired by martial arts culture, the element of "Thorough Loops" remains a central part of the design. However, now there's the option to fasten or unfasten the buttons, even wearing them partially, allowing for a carefree change in style according to mood.
Secondly, the movement of both arms remains unchanged, but here comes a more challenging idea: a continuous twisting of a single piece of fabric. When the pattern maker saw my design, they furrowed their brow once more, wondering how to execute a cut they've neither heard nor seen before.
Thirdly, the casual ease is derived from effortless wearability. This time, experimenting with widened seams in different areas creates visual and tactile variations, enhancing the overall experience.
Fourthly, the addition of a pair of derivative palm sleeves at the cuffs—usable for clenching fists, pinching, sliding on, or folding—adds a bit of eccentric charm.
Fifthly, there's no doubt about it—the fabric utilizes the most popular elastic denim, both flexible and refined. Combining the elasticity and sturdiness of selected denim with a cotton blend, the fabric not only exhibits a fashionable surface but also allows for unrestricted movement.
This stylish garment simply demands black. Hence, opting for premium black with subtle hints of white, providing everyone a lazy respite amidst their hardworking lives. Welcome everyone to embrace the Lan Zha Yi!
Classic Stand-up Collar Version - Formal Occasions
The stand-up collar version of Lan Zha Yi is more suitable for formal events or situations that demand a neat, elegant appearance:
Business Settings: For maintaining an elegant demeanor in the office or during business meetings, the stand-up collar version of Lan Zha Yi is the perfect choice. Its design preserves elements of traditional attire, presenting a formal yet dignified look.
Special Occasion Functions: Whether attending formal social gatherings, company dinners, or other upscale social events, this Lan Zha Yi will set you apart with its unique sense of elegance.
Hoodie Windbreaker Version - Casual Chic Settings
The hoodie windbreaker version of Lan Zha Yi is more suitable for everyday casual or trendy fashion settings:
Casual Gatherings: This version is perfect for comfortable, casual gatherings, such as dining out with friends, watching movies, or socializing over a meal, displaying an easy-going and relaxed attitude.
Street Style: If you're into street fashion or wish to showcase your fashion-forward taste, this hooded windbreaker version is an excellent choice. It blends comfort with fashion elements, exuding a sense of avant-garde style and individual charisma.
Both versions of Lan Zha Yi have their respective advantages in different settings and styles, allowing you to dress appropriately and exhibit the image you wish to portray in various situations.
To master martial arts, you first need intense focus and a peaceful mind. Lacing up the loops to clear your mind and recover your sensitivity. The path to spiritual awakening starts from your fingertips.
Untie the loops in just 3 seconds. The "fast-release" feature makes it easy to check out any wound or injury on the body. It also symbolizes an end of the session, letting go of nerves and intense emotion caused by the training or fighting.
The history of the thorough loops can be traced back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China. Back then, only kung fu masters and apprentices would wear clothes with thorough loops. The attire was not only training gear but also proof of their kung fu identity. Some might have noticed that Jing-Wu Martial School used the same loops on their uniforms in the early 1900s.
However, this authentic design has gradually replaced by modernized clothes since the 1930s. Till now, it has nearly become a lost art.
The energy flow, so-called "Chi" or "Qi", is a critical concept in Chinese martial arts. To make sure the flow is smooth, your kung fu suit should not cause any pause to your movements; otherwise, your moves won't be powerful enough because the energy is blocked.
The cutting on the shoulder is a whole piece of fabric, perfectly connecting the two sleeves to the back. This seamless design provides exceptional stretchability for smooth movement.
Buttons and knots often break off kung fu movement, while the thorough loops don’t. The loops can distribute and dissolve force applied upon them, eliminating any possible obstacles from the cloth.
Another downside of buttons is that they could easily become targets. If your enemy punches you on the button, it can hurt you badly because all the force is concentrated on that single spot.
What about zippers? A zip jacket won't stick to your body as it often puckers, and you'll have to pull it from time to time. It is quite distractive especially when you're training.
We believe that warriors can be categorized by their bone structure and body shape. There are 5 types of warriors, a hawk, a crane, a dragon, a tiger, and a bear. Before you get the gear, find out your warrior types first:
The thorough loop jacket brings the martial mindset to life. It’s an everyday ritual that helps reset the chaotic mind. Armor yourself with the jacket to stay away from all the hustle and bustle!
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We make different frame types based on the 5 warrior types. If your measurements are between sizes, select a larger size for a looser fit or a smaller size for a tight fit.