Robe Sleeve Types
Custom robes can be overwhelming, there are so many options! We are here to help clear up any confusion about sleeve types. Whether it’s straight, flared, full or full with doctoral bars, we're here to help find your perfect style. Not all robes will offer the same sleeve options, each comes with a standard sleeve for that style (either straight or flared), some with the option of a full sleeve with or without doctoral bars. Due to their shortened production time, Quick Ship robes are only offered with one sleeve choice.
Straight Sleeves: Straight sleeves are more tailored through the arm, providing the slimmest arm and sleeve opening. These sleeves come standard with Martha, Lydia, Anna and Luke robes.
Flared Sleeves: Fit a little looser through the arm, with a slightly larger opening and are more relaxed than straight sleeves. The most popular choice, flared sleeves come standard on all robes except Martha, Lydia, Anna and Luke.
Full Sleeves: The fullest look and feel through the arm, yet fit snug around the wrist. Please note that full sleeves will remove the brocade, lace or embroidery around the sleeve cuff of robes that feature trim with their standard sleeves.
Adding Doctoral Bars
When added to a straight or flared robe sleeve, we use a slightly smaller version of our velvet bars. The proportions of a slimmer sleeve and smaller bars presents a classic and sophisticated look every time you robe.
On robes that feature brocade, lace or embroidery around the sleeve cuff, you have the option to keep that detail when adding bars.
A more traditional look, Doctoral bars accompany your robe with full, billowy, cuffed sleeves that fit snug around the wrist.
Full sleeves will remove the brocade, lace or embroidery around the sleeve cuff of robes that feature trim with their standard sleeves.
Choose the velvet color of your bars, and also the cording color. Cording color options include: Black, White, Ivory, Red, Royal Blue, Antique Gold and Purple.
A doctorate in theology, divinity or another area of religious study is typically indicated with red piping, however the choice is yours!
Not finished with your PHD? Let us attach your Bachelor and Master's bars and send the third PHD Chevron to be added on that special day!