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FAQ's and Howto's

Can I add a custom monogram to a Qwick-Ship pulpit robe?

Can I get Doctoral Bars for my Qwick-Ship pulpit robe?

Can I order a "floor length" robe?

Chest Measurement

Floor Clearance

Height Measurement

How do I get a Murphy Qwick-Ship pulpit robe, and how long will it take to arrive?

How long does it take to get a custom-tailored pulpit robe?

Sleeve Length

What if I order a robe and I don't like it once I get it?

What's the best way to care for my new pulpit robe?




Can I add a custom monogram to a Qwick-Ship pulpit robe?

No, Qwick-Ship robes are "what you see is what you get." If you like one of our QS robes, but want to make any changes, you may order it custom tailored. Plan on 4 to 5 weeks for delivery.
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Can I get Doctoral Bars for my Qwick-Ship pulpit robe?

We stock pre assembled Velvet doctoral bars in most of the colors that match the Velvet panels on our Qwick-Ship pulpit robes. You can order these Velvet bars at the time you place your Qwick-Ship robe order, and a local tailor can sew them on for you. Check the Qwick-Ship section of our ChurchWear Price List for pricing.


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Can I order a "floor length" robe?

Frankly, floor length robes can be a health hazard! We recommend that your pulpit robe or cassock end no less than 4 inches from the floor - 6-8 inches is best. Most sanctuaries have at least one or two steps in front of the pulpit, and if your robe reaches the floor, you're likely to trip.
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Chest Measurement


Take this measurement over the garments that will be worn under the item being ordered. With arms relaxed, measure around the fullest part of the chest, under the arms and across the shoulder blades in the back. The tape should be snug but not too tight. Keep tape parallel to the floor.



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Floor Clearance

The Floor Clearance is the distance from the bottom of a robe to the floor. When measuring for a choir, the same measurement should be used for the entire choir to enhance the group's appearance. We recommend a floor clearance of no less than 4" to avoid tripping when climbing steps.

Use a ruler or tape measure and measure up from the floor to where you want the robes to end. Write this number on the Order Form under Floor clearance or height of hem from floor.

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Height Measurement

Fasten a measuring chart or tape to the wall and have the person being measured stand up straight against the wall chart, with their "Sunday" shoes on, and heels against the wall. The back of the head should touch the chart.

Place a ruler on top of the head, parallel to the floor. Record this measurement in feet and inches (for example, 5'6") on the Order Form under Height in Shoes.




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How do I get a Murphy Qwick-Ship pulpit robe, and how long will it take to arrive?

Your local Murphy Qwick-Ship Priority Dealer has a selection of Qwick-Ship pulpit robes in stock, which may include exactly what you are looking for. You may want to visit the store, and try one on. If you select one of our Qwick-Ship pulpit robes and your size is not stocked in the store, your dealer can order it to be shipped from our factory the very next business day.

If you are unable to visit the store, but still want to order a robe from information on this web site or from our Qwick-Ship print catalog, check the size table for a size that will fit you. Then provide your Murphy dealer with the name of the robe style you want (include the "S" or "H" number) and your size measurements. Your new robe can be on its way to you the very next business day.

How long it takes to get to you depends on the delivery method you choose. Our robes are manufactured in St. Petersburg, Florida, so you must allow an appropriate length of time for shipping to your locale. If you need your new robe in a hurry, it could be in the store within 2 days from when you contact your dealer, if you are willing to pay next day air freight. If you prefer to have it shipped to your home or office, simply prepay in full and you'll save the driving time.

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How long does it take to get a custom-tailored pulpit robe?

Because each custom tailored pulpit robe is individually tailored to your specifications, you will need to allow 4 to 5 weeks manufacturing time from the date we receive your order, complete with all necessary information. This includes all measurements required, style name and number, fabrics, colors, trims, embroidered symbols and their colors and placements. Add however long it takes to ship a parcel from St. Petersburg, Florida to your locale.


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Sleeve Length

Shirt sleeve lengths are required for all pulpit robes, clergy jackets, and clergy cassocks. If you know your exact shirt sleeve length, you may use this size, however today many shirts are tailored to a 34"-35" length, which is not adequate for custom tailoring.

To measure sleeve length, bend the arm at the elbow and hold arm out in front, parallel to the floor as if looking at a watch. Then, measure from the center back of the neck at the base of the neck, over the top of the shoulder, around the extended elbow, and down to the wristbone. Record this sleeve size on the Order Form, rounded up to the nearest full inch. Do not round down.


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What if I order a robe and I don't like it once I get it?

If you've order a Qwick-Ship pulpit robe, no problem. Simply return it to your Murphy dealer, unused and unworn, within 10 days of receipt, for exchange, credit, or refund.

Custom merchandise is not returnable simply because you changed your mind, whether it's a robe or a sofa. We guarantee the quality of our fabrics and workmanship, and guarantee that we will make the product to the measurements submitted. We have been in business since 1913, with almost 90 years of tailoring experience, so if thre is a flaw in your robe, you can be sure we will take care of it. If you measured incorrectly, or if you don't like the color combination or style that you ordered once you get it, we will still try to help you. You may incur additional costs for making adjustments. So order custom merchandise carefully - from us or anyone else.
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What's the best way to care for my new pulpit robe?

After each wearing, hang your robe on our contoured Robe Hanger #122 to maintain the shape of the robe yoke. This inexpensive accessory can really help keep your robe looking good. Wire hangers can cause fold or crease lines to form on the shoulders after a few years. It's also best to zip the robe, or fasten the hook and eye closure, to keep it properly aligned on the hanger. Allow time for any residual body heat or moisture to dissipate before storing in a closet.

The importance of regular cleaning by a reputable professional dry cleaner cannot be overemphasized, particularly on white or very light colored robes. Don't wait until there is heavy soiling around the neckline or inside the cuffs. A good dry cleaner can help keep your robe looking like new for years. Beware of "bargain" cleaners, however. Dirty or discolored cleaning solutions, or improper pressing and handling techniques on velvet panels can destroy the appearance of your robe.
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Geneva S-6M

FAQ/HowTo

Qwick-Ship price: $239.90

The first choice for all pastors, this classic clergy robe will provide years of trouble-free service. In stock and ready to ship within 24 hours of factory receipt of order, and backed by our Qwick-Ship Guarantee of Satisfaction.

  • Tailored in wrinkle-resistant black Wonder Crepe
  • Effective when worn over short or long sleeved shirt
  • Stocked in a wide range of sizes to assure the best possible fit
  • Women's version available as Geneva S-6F
  • Construction details include:
    • Lined belled sleeves with deep cuffs
    • Generously cut body with balanced machine fluting over shoulders and across back
    • Right pocket slit
    • More robe construction details described in Inside Story
  • Measuring instructions and more information can be found by clicking on FAQ / How To above

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