History of Judicial Wear

History of Judicial Wear

The Court attire worn by Judges is extremely distinctive. A High Court judge wears a full hood with a cowl covering the shoulders and a mantle or cloak. It was the established dress from the period of Edward III (1327-77) and was the correct dress for attending the...
History of the Clerical Collar

History of the Clerical Collar

The clerical collar is an item adorned as part of Christian clerical clothing. It is detachable and buttons onto a clergy shirt. It fastened by a few metal studs, attached at the front and back to hold it to the shirt. The collar closes at the back of the neck,...
History of the Detachable Collar

History of the Detachable Collar

In the same year that New York State abolished slavery. 1827 is the year that it is believed a lady called Hannah Montague invented the detachable collar. It is documented that she used to cut the collars off her husband’s shirts to wash them before sewing them back...
Royalty & World Leaders Rock The Marcella Waistcoat

Royalty & World Leaders Rock The Marcella Waistcoat

The Marcella waistcoat is a wardrobe staple when attending a formal white tie event and we believe they look stunning. Quite simply, Marcella is of Latin origin and the Italian name or another term used for Pique. Marcella waistcoats are white and come in a variety of...
Process of Starching Detachable Collars

Process of Starching Detachable Collars

Here is the stages we go through when starching your collars: First it must be rinsed in boiling water to remove any starch. Then laundered as normal. Then soaked in a concentrated warm starch solution. It is then left until nearly dry. Ironed until hard. The shape is...