Why Buy from Academic
We are the direct manufacturer, made in the USA. We're not choral distributors, qwick ship vendors, or a religious bookstore. Looking to buy the perfect church robes or school gown? We have a high quality robe for you, at inexpensive prices. We can even make custom items. If you wear older school or church gowns, we probably sold it to you. Learn about buying direct instead of using Distributors of Robes for Choirs .
Schools, churches, committee planning groups, and choral organizations. Individual purchasers: choral directors, school director, presidents, minister of music, organists, ministers, religious organizations, and clergy members. Also servicing: church supplies and baptismal providers. We even sell costumes and uniforms for theatrical performances, television, film. See our front page Resources link for a sample company list.
Academic Apparel guides you to the right choural gowns. First, select a browsing method in the left menu:.
Styles: Browse information on Traditional and Classic, Contemporary, Gospel, Quickship, and accessories such as tunics and overlays, stoles, children's gown choices, directors robes, and organists robe selections.
Pictures: You can instead browse by pictures. View our full selection of robes and click a picture for details.
Prices: Finally, you can see our price list and browse based on your budget. You can even buy from our religious goods store online!
You can always switch browsing methods by returning to this page, or from each individual browsing page.
Other places to look: If you're looking for baptismal gowns, please see our white graduation gowns. Interested in pulpit apparel? See our Judge Robes style #34 and Geneva. If you have a doctorate, get one of those two gowns with velvet bars.
We have several articles you may find helpful in your search:
EMBROIDERY AND MONOGRAMS
Options for embroidery and monogramming of various symbols and text, including pricing information and instructions.
Our large variety of stole styles and options.
FABRIC TYPES AND COLORS
Here you can find information on our three main fabrics, and alternative additional fabrics for select purchases. The three main fabric types are: Seville, Silkstone, Tissue Faille, and a fourth of Starlight Washable Satin for stoles. We also offer information on Coventry, Islander, Verona, and Keeper fabric colors.
MEASURING A GOWN
Instructions on how to measure to obtain the best fit for your order.
PAYING FOR AN ORDER
Information on prepayments, deposits, COD, forms of accepted payment, and other financial information. In addition, some of our gowns, stoles and vestments can be purchased through our online store outlet.
SHIPPING AND PRODUCTION
Details on our production and shipping methods and times. If you have a deadline, you should definitely read this section.
HOW TO SELECT THE BEST GOWN
This article includes advice on how to select the best gown for your church, school, or organization.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY
From ironing and steaming to dry cleaning, and coverage of our warranty.
CATALOGS, SAMPLES, AND ORDER FORMS
You can obtain a full color catalog of choir robes for no hassle. And it's free! The catalog has swatches of our many fabric types, and order forms. If circumstances merit, you may be able to have a sample gown sent at no charge. Note that samples are not always appropriate. Samples depend on the size of your group and the type of product. Finally, we offer a place to download forms to print out.
As a leader in this industry for over 60 years (since 1946), and a family owned company, Academic strives to offer research articles and information to support the body of knowledge in the field. We add articles from time to time, such as our piece on the history of choir robes, and information on how distributors operate.
Want a sample or catalog of church apparel, choral school gowns, or other products? Call us. If you have any questions or comments, call toll free at (800) 626-5000, locally in the Los Angeles Area at (818) 886-8743. You can also email us and firstname.lastname@example.org. Write or visit at 20644 Superior St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Schedule appointments in advance please. Hablamos español.