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Doctoral Regalia



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The Deluxe Doctoral Gown

The look, feel and quality you would expect from a fully custom gown, but for hundreds of dollars less!

We believe this to be the finest off-the-rack doctoral gown available at any price.

  • Made to order based on your body measurements
  • Finest quality fabric and workmanship
  • Very full cut, it falls in graceful folds and is most becoming to all types of figures, both male and female
  • Made of Pilgrim Cloth — light weight and practically wrinkle free
  • Features 4" Wide, crush resistant, deep pile Ph.D. black or blue velvet front panels which extend over the shoulders and behind the neck and drape down the front of the gown
  • Chevrons also made from same deep pile Ph.D black or blue velvet
  • Gown is fully tailored with gathered sleeves and finished with a cord and button below the back yoke.


Pricing for Deluxe Doctoral Gown
1 - 3 sets
$
290.00
4 - 7 sets
$
280.00
8 -12 sets
$
270.00
13 - 24 sets
$
260.00
25 - 49 sets
$
 245.00
50 - 100 sets
$
 230.00
101 - 249 sets
$
215.00
250 or more sets
Doctoral Gown Ordering info
$
195.00

Prices shown above are for IN STOCK deluxe doctoral gowns with your choice of generic Black velvet or Ph.D. Blue Velvet as shown below:

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Doctoral Gown Order Form

Options

Customize your gown: we can change the fabric of your gown, or add piping to your gown, or change the velvet of your gown for less than you'd expect to pay for a custom gown.

If you would prefer a different color gown, or a gown with added piping, or a different color velvet, or any other customization, please e-mail our custom department for prices. 

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Deluxe black velvet doctoral gown with white piping.

 

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Above: Deluxe gold doctoral gown with black velvet

 

doctoral gowns with piping

Pictured above: Deluxe Ph.D. blue velvet gown with gold piping.
Pictured above: Deluxe doctoral gown with black velvet and gold piping.
$365.00 (represents $290.00 for gown + $75.00 for piping)
--NOTE: These gowns are in stock most of the time!

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Doctoral Regalia Order Form

If you would like a customized doctoral gown but cannot wait for it to be made, we would be happy to send you a loaner gown at no charge, until your specialized gown is ready!

 

 

Doctoral Hoods / PhD Hoods

In addition to the graduation gown, academic graduation hoods are required as part of full doctoral regalia. Academic hoods normally have one's degree color as the velvet, and the colors of the school where he/she graduated as the satin lining colors.

We recommend our deluxe hood for all deluxe and faculty regalia orders.

Deluxe hoods are available in the "traditional-standard" version, or with "piping added". If piping is indicated but a color is not specified, we will use gold piping. Or if you prefer you can specify a specific color.

When ordering your academic hood, please be sure to specify your degree(for the velvet) and where you graduated from (for the lining), including the city, since often the same school may be representeted differently on the hood depending which campus you graduated from.

If you have any questions concerning your hood (i.e. how to wear an academic hood, or which color velvet to use for your degree; or if you need us to look up your degree color) please contact us.

Pricing for Deluxe Doctoral hoods
 
Special Style with piping
  
Traditional Style without piping
1 - 3 sets
$
145.00
  
$
130.00
4 - 7 sets
$
140.00
  
$
120.00
8 - 12 sets
$
130.00
  
$
110.00
13 - 24 sets
$
120.00
  
$
100.00
25 - 49 sets
$
110.00
  
$
 90.00
50 - 100 sets
$
100.00
  
$
80.00
101 or more sets
Ordering info 
$
95.00


$
75.00

 

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Don't forget your tam!
Most faculty members who have doctoral degrees purchase tams to differentiate themselves from students and non-doctors. If you do not wish to purchase a tam, then we will be happy to send you a mortarboard and tassel at no charge, upon request.



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Faculty Quality Doctoral Gown

A superior quality, fully tailored gown, priced to own!

  • Classic styling similar to rental gowns, but of superior quality
  • Two wide front pleats, two smaller side pleats, and fluted across the back and shoulders.
  • Fluting provides fullness to the body of the robe and the sleeves
  • Made of Pilgrim Cloth (same fabric as our Deluxe Quality Gown) — light weight and practically wrinkle free
  • Deluxe velvet in place of rental quality velvet
  • Comes with traditional mortarboard and tassel
  • Serged hems
  • Gown is approximately 53" wide in the girth. Full figured (plus size) gowns + 10 inches
Pricing for Faculty Quality Doctoral Gown
1 - 3 sets
$
175.00
4 - 7 sets
$
165.00
8 -12 sets
$
155.00
13 - 24 sets
$
145.00
25 - 49 sets
$
 135.00
50 - 100 sets
$
 125.00
101 - 249 sets
$
105.00
250 or more sets
Ordering info 
$
95.00

    Prices shown above are for standard sized gowns. For full figured gowns (plus sizes), please add $15.00 per plus sized gown. Plus sizing adds an additional 10 inches of material in the girth, and is custom made (+/- 6 week delivery)

    These robes are made with black fabric and black velvet exclusively. If you prefer PhD blue velvet or another color velvet, fabric or piping, you will need to purchase the deluxe doctoral gown.

    We recommend the deluxe hood for all faculty quality doctoral gowns.

    Don't forget your tam! Most faculty members who have earned their doctoral degrees purchase doctoral tams to differentiate themselves from their students and non-doctors. If you do not wish to purchase a tam, then we will be happy to send you a mortarboard and tassel at no charge, upon request.

These gowns are usually available for immediate shipment.



The Souvenir Student Quality Doctoral Gown

Our Souvenir Quality gowns are traditionally styled with velvet front velvet panels starting at the yoke of the gown, and finishing at the hem. They also feature full sleeves with three velvet stripes (chevrons) on each arm.

Gowns in black with black velvet are usually available for immediate shipment.

Additionally, we offer quantity discounts on these gowns.
The price will depend upon the quantity of caps and gowns (sets) being purchased.

Few faculty members choose Souvenir Quality gowns, since they can be used only once or twice. However, many schools choose Souvenir Quality over rental because we can sell them at below rental prices.

Each set comes individually wrapped with a cap, gown, and tassel.

Hoods are not included with the set. Order tams here.

  
Pricing for Souvenir Quality Doctoral Gown
1 - 3 sets
$
80.00
4 - 7 sets
$
62.50
8 - 12 sets
$
56.00
12 - 24 sets
$
48.50
25 - 49 sets
$
39.75
50 or more sets
Ordering info 
$
32.50

Pricing for Souvenir Quality Doctoral hoods
    
1 - 3 sets
$
80.00
4 - 7 sets
$
62.50
8 - 12 sets
$
56.00
13 - 24 sets
$
48.50
25 - 49 sets
$
39.75
50 - or more sets
Ordering info 
$
36.85



We recommend Full Figured (Plus sized) gowns for

  • individuals up to 5' 2" who are over 180 pounds;
  • individuals up to 5' 5" who are over 220 lbs;
  • individuals up to 5' 8" who are over 240 lbs;
  • individuals up to 5' 11" who are over 270 lbs;
  • or any one over 320 lbs.
  • Additionally, heights 6' 9" or taller are considered Full Figured.

If you fit in any of these categories, please be sure to indicate your weight together with your height, and to mention in your order that you require a plus (full figure) gown.