Apparel Measurements

Chasubles

 

We measure the length from the back of the neck  in the center, to the center of the hem at the bottom. For chasubles with a collar, we measure from the highest point at the center of the neckline. The width is measured straight across at the widest point, generally from sleeve area to sleeve area.

Stoles

We measure the length from the center of the stole at the back of the neck, to the end. We generally do not include any tassles or fringes in the measurements unless otherwise noted. The width is measured at the widest point of the stole, usually near the bottom.

Albs

We measure the length from the back of the neck  in the center, to the center of the hem at the bottom. For albs with a collar, We measure from the highest point at the center of the neckline. We measure the width across the back just below the sleeves (this is generally the widest point). The chest measurement of the garment is double this width, but remember this is the size of the vestment, not the chest measurement of the person it is designed to fit, so allow a few inches for some ‘breathing room’. If the alb has a size tag we will list it in the description, but many do not. If you are not sure what size you need, we recommend measuring an item you currently own that is a good fit. If you don’t have an alb, you may be able to borrow one to try on. You may even be able to measure a shirt to get a good chest measurement. Length is a little harder, but if you measure from the center of the neckline of a shirt, to where you want the alb to reach, this will give you a ball park number. Remember that if the alb has a higher stand-up collar, you will need the length to be slightly longer, so try to use a shirt with a similar type of neckline when taking the measurement.

Cassocks

Measured the same way as albs.

Surplices

We measure the length from the back of the neck in the center, to the center of the hem at the bottom. It’s hard to get a width measurement on surplices due to all the gathering. We sometimes will include the measurement all the way around the hem at the bottom, which will give you some idea of the ‘fullness’.

Dalmatics

We measure the length from the back of the neck  in the center, to the center of the hem at the bottom. We measure the width across the back just below the sleeves (this is generally the widest point). The chest measurement of the garment is double this width, but remember this is the size of the vestment, not the chest measurement of the person it is designed to fit, so allow a few inches for some ‘breathing room’.

Copes

We measure the length from the back of the neck  in the center, to the center of the hem at the bottom.

Humeral Veils

These are rectangular when laid flat. we measure the total length and the total width. we generally do not include fringes in the measurements unless otherwise noted.