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It has, for a long time, been very difficult to acquire truly Latin shaped vestments: the shape used in Rome for well over 200 years and maintained by tradition in places such as the English Oratories and Westminster Cathedral. Places where “Romanitas” has, for so long, been an important an important part of their charism.
By popular request, we are proud to present our newest range. The shape of these vestments particularly draws its influence from Cardinal Newman’s vestments which are kept in his private chapel in the Birmingham Oratory.
The damask: Davenport, is a design by G. F. Bodley, redrawn by D. J. Gazeley, and its basis is to be found in renaissance damask patterns in Italy, both in art and vestments.
We have attempted to keep the design as close to historical examples as possible, including the width of stoles, position of crosses, and other little touches. All of these contribute to achieve a complete and perfect Latin cut set.
Centre seam (middle of the neck) to the end of the fringe is 44.5 inches