The exorason (outer cassock) comes with lined fronts (self-fabric for performance and silk; satin linings for tropical-weight wool) and sleeves and mandarin collar finished with silk knot button.
Performance fabric $425
Tropical-weight wool $475
True silk crepe $600
All of my cassocks are custom-tailored. I offer a wide range of fabrics so that you can have a garment suitable for any situation or weather.
The zostikon (inner cassock) comes with reversible fronts, drawstring belt, fully- functioning button cuffs, decorative stitching on fronts and cuffs, and hip pockets with pass- through (you can access your pants pocket through a slit in the back of the hip pocket). Chest pockets have a cellphone/pen pocket. Delivery on cassocks is 4-7 weeks; vests are available for immediate shipment.
Performance fabric (100% wicking polyester, machine washable, lightweight, great for everyday wear; black only) $425
Maroken (100% polyester, machine-washable, lightweight, great for every day wear; black, navy or pewter gray) $425
Tropical-weight wool (98% wool, 2% lycra, dry clean only, great for dressy wear; black or navy) $475
True silk crepe (100% silk crepe, dry clean only, great for dressy wear; black or navy) $600
Deluxe upgrade(extra decorative stitching and satin cuffs; mandarin collar)$50
Collar choice: cross-over or mandarin (requires wearing a white shirt underneath)
Also known as the "Kontorason", the clergy vest is quite popular in Greece and is gaining in popularity here in the U.S. In Greece, it is traditional for the priest or deacon to wear the Zostikon (cassock) with the Exorason for street wear. The Exorason is a full garment and rather unwieldy for street wear, so over the years, it has gotten smaller and smaller until it has evolved into the "Kontorason". It is helpful to think of the clergy vest as completing the outfit of a priest or deacon just as a suitcoat completes the outfit of a businessman. It is frequently takes the place of a coat and can be quite practical since it has pockets.
I offer three styles of clergy vests--performance (unlined; machine-washable), tropical- weight wool (lined, for daily or dress use, dry clean only), and wool melton (heavyweight, for cold weather or to layer with other vests in place of a coat).Performance fabric $150
These are sold in standard sizes (Men's S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XXXL) and are available for immediate shipment.
If you are not sure which size to purchase, please email me your chest and waist measurement and I will determine which size is correct.
For seasons or climates in which a clergy vest worn over a cassock is not warm enough, I offer a Kontorason Coat. Essentially
an exorason with narrower sleeves and a shorter length, it is designed to be worn over a zostikon. This garment is made
from melton wool which is heavier than regular cassock wool. The sleeves, collar, and fronts are lined. This is a custom-tailored
garment. Two lengths are available: Car Coat and Overcoat (the Overcoat length is 12 inches longer than the Car Coat). Excellent
for funerals, cold weather, and much more comfortable for driving, the Kontorason Coat rounds out a cassock wardrobe. Price is
$375 for Car Coat length and $395 for Overcoat Length.