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Monk's Robe and Hood

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Price: $149.00 

Monk's Robe and Hood


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The monk’s robe may be the most versatile and modest garment one could own, but don't let its simple looks fool you. The person wearing it has most likely earned it through religious, magical or other secretive means. It was a mark of humble accomplishment and immense power. Rough textured fabric is 100% heavy cotton weave and generously cut for the most devoted. Includes long tail hood and waist cord. One size fits most up to 6' tall. Choice of black, brown, maroon or off-white. Dry clean. Don’t miss out on owning this coveted garment. 





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    1. amber on 9/26/2014, said:

    good item for good price
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    2. Anonymous User on 8/10/2014, said:

    This thing is very high quality, doubly so when you consider the price. It doesn't look chintzy or cheap - it looks period-authentic and as though it cost a lot more than it does. It's also very versatile: you could use it for a monk, mage, vampire, necromancer...etc. The material is a rough-woven cotton, but despite it's rough appearance the fabric is soft to the touch. It also breathes well while shielding you from wind chill. As other reviewers have stated, this robe is immense with regard to it's sizing; I'm 6' 2", 185lbs and if I leave it uncinched I'm swimming in the thing, so if you're a large or tall costumer this thing will more than fulfill your needs. Myself, I'm going to have to alter it a bit so I don't have quite so much excess fabric. The 'sash/belt' that comes with the robe is of a very modest quality. It's a simple cotton strip that has been folder over and sewn at the ends with a box stitch. Simple, but effective. My only real problem with the robe is the hood, which has a tendency to fall down over my eyes, and I find myself pulling it back on a fairly regular basis. Perhaps I'll sew in some velcro to give the hood a secure fitting point. Regardless, it's a great piece for costuming - highly recommended.
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    3. Anonymous User on 7/22/2014, said:

    I received many compliments at the Texas Renaissance Festival. There were plenty of fellows running around as monks in various habits, but mine apparently stood out. Heavy but breathable material. Very well made.
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    4. Troy on 12/17/2013, said:

    Ample room and generous cut. I am 6', 280 and have plenty of robe leftover, though the waist cord is a bit of a joke. If you're looking for authenticity, you're better served dropping 30 bucks on a real cincture from a clergy supply store.
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    5. Charles on 10/21/2013, said:

    I ordered this for part of a Halloween costume. I was afraid about the size and I was right, three of me could have fit in it and I would need high high heels to make the length fit right, so serious alterations were in order: Quality: 5 Construction: 5 Size: 3 (unless you are really tall and really round) Durability: 5 Look: 5
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    6. Jim on 8/21/2013, said:

    This robe is even nicer in person! The fabric is appropriately heavy and looks a lot like wool (thank God, it isn't). I got a black one and it will work for a variety of roles: Monk, druid, wizard, etc. The hood is even usable separately as peasant/serf garb. The "waist cord" is o.k. but I'll be using a thick, heavy length of rope when dressed as a monk and I have a great 3" wide belt for other times. When I ordered they only had the "one size fits most" and I was a little leery, but everything fits fine. MR's customer service advised chest is about 60" and length is about 61". Like several other customers, I am a pretty stout guy: A little under 6', 260 lbs, 18.5" neck, 52" chest with very broad shoulders, 44" waist and 24" (7 3/4) head. This robe is still is big on me. I just need to hem the sleeves and bottom and I'll be ready! My only minor complaint is the neck clasp being a little on the light side.
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    7. Lars on 10/16/2012, said:

    This is perfect for Halloween, or when you have to do that last-minute inquisition. As others have said, the XXL is quite long when you are 6 feet, but nothing that can't be fixed.
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    8. Mehmet Celaleddin on 9/21/2012, said:

    Received mine today. It is perfect and made from a very nice fabric. I am 180cm (6 feet) with a medium-large build. I had ordered te XXL version, it is a little bit long for my size, especially the arms. But If you want to have a cool long robe which partially sweeps the floor, still you might prefer this size.
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    9. James on 5/15/2012, said:

    perfect!!!! Works well in 80 deg heat. Just dont wear to much under it when it is that hot.
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    10. Justice on 1/18/2012, said:

    I bought mine in black to as part of a Halloween costume and found that it is awesome for a number of occasions beyond what I bought it for. They say one size fits all, well this may be true. I found my fit much better after I had it tailored to my height and size.
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    11. Joshua on 9/18/2011, said:

    This is a great robe, I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to use it in dry conditions. Also it keeps you quite warm in cold climates. For me the only thing I find annoying is the hood, which doesn't keep wide across my face, it touches my eyes, but that may be just to do with the shape of my head.
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    12. Rev Walter on 7/24/2011, said:

    as promised just had to hem it a little thanx and fast shipping would recoment to freinds and buy from again.
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    13. Kurt on 5/3/2011, said:

    Wow, the ONE thing that MR makes that fits me (and more)!!! I got the 2XL with some trepidation because I usually wear 3-4XL shirts - NOT TO WORRY! I'm 6'1", 300+ lbs and this thing is voluminous. Even with my massive shoulders, massive chest, and massive gut, this thing went right down to the ground. It is the perfect length cuz when I step, it "just" rides up over my foot so I don't walk on the hem. The material has a rough almost burlap texture but the inside is smooth and comfortable. The sleeves are long and cover the hands so it looks very...monkly and kinda mysterious. The only problem that wasn't a problem were the arm holes...they looked too small but when I put the robes on (over a heavy shirt) the robe fit fine with plenty of room for movement. The hood is very cool, it fits my giant grape perfectly and the back part is long and deep. I only had two problems with this robe, the first is the cheesy sash...it's made out of a heavy duty twill material and is very long but isn't really religious or anything; I think it was kind of an afterthought. The other problem was the hook at the throat. It's a modern metal wire hook and loop clasp assembly; very cheesy and soon to be replaced...I just have to figure out if I want to use a lacing system or some kinda toggle thing. But, overall, I'm phenomenally happy with this thing!!! IT FITS!!! w00t!!!
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    14. Joseph on 2/25/2011, said:

    Great buy! The brown looks just like the picture!
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    15. Joshua on 11/9/2010, said:

    Before I received my Robe I truly did not know what to expect, however upon receiving it I was down right impressed at the craftsmanship that went in to making it. The Robe are by far the best quality Robes on the market. (And believe me I’ve been looking for good one for a long time.) To sum it up, if you are looking for authentic and beautiful Robe of great quality. Look no further just go and add to cart and check out. Great Job M.R.’s.
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    16. Abp. DDL on 10/2/2010, said:

    We have used these Robes since 2002 in our religious order The Order of Saint Thomas, and they stand up to all the abuse our Friars and misiionaries put them through. They pass our feild test even Chicago to DR Congo. We dont want to use anything else. Br.Dave,OST http://Social.LCOCCI.ORG
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    17. Collins on 4/30/2010, said:

    I bought two of these robes in black for ritual use, and I am absolutely pleased with them. They are hand woven, a detail that I think should be included in the description. They are warm, sturdy and perfect for those of us who hold rituals out of doors. A nice coat of Scotch-guard and you have a wonderful robe for any conditions. I highly recommend these beautiful hand woven robes. Blessed be.
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    18. Timothy on 2/12/2010, said:

    I just received the Monk's Robe in the mail today. I ordered brown, because of my interest in Saint Francis. This is a very comfortable piece to wear, even though the fabric is heavy, and rough. I indeed will replace the belt for a Franciscan style one later on. A very nice, well made habit. Try tying the belt in three knots on each side, like the Franciscan order Friars do, until you can get a better sash. The belt is the only thing that is not Franciscan. Not a big problem, for the rest of the look or apprearance is great! If you want a nice habit, or something nice & warm but different, then this is the right item for you. Thanks you very much M.R. II/VIII/MMX Anno Domini
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    19. Wayne on 8/31/2009, said:

    I purchased one a year ago. I found it to be an excellent product and a lot of fun. They do need to offer a separate sash cord or belt of higher quality.
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    20. Annette on 4/7/2009, said:

    Excellent item. It runs quite large and will need to be shortened, but a very good value.
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    21. Calvin on 1/13/2009, said:

    Where quality for price is concerned, this is a good deal - and was especially good during your recent sale.
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    22. Anders on 12/15/2008, said:

    Well made out from a nice heavy fabric.
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