The Inside Story
Lasting beauty in choral, clergy, or judicial attire begins on the inside with quality construction techniques. Our robes are created from the finest fabrics, expertly cut and tailored to the highest manufacturing standards in the industry. We guarantee it! Look for these construction features inside each Murphy robe for your assurance of quality.
Two layers of woven and non-woven inner linings provide an inner yoke that will make your robe hang and fit properly for years to come.
An extra row of stitching is added to reinforce the neckline and eliminate lining roll-out. And, there's no unsightly visible stitching on the outside of the yoke.
The nickel-plated brass hooks and eyes that close our "V" necked yokes are riveted in place. Our front opening robes with standing collars feature a new yoke placket design with concealed snaps for greater coverage. Both closures are guaranteed not to rust or pull out.
Our special machine fluting ensures a rich, even drape of fabric around the robe. The softly fluted pleats are backed with a washable polyester felting, custom made to our specifications.
Our precise gathering preserves the classic lines to accentuate your chosen style.
Each seam in a Murphy robe has been specifically constructed to meet the challenges of its wear points.
- Our armholes are deeply cut into the gown to reduce wear and avoid perspiration stains. Then they're lock-stitched and over edged to reinforce the durability of the underarm seam.
- Our front panels and zipper seams are lock-stitched in place and won't pull out, plus each zipper is back-tacked at the ends for extra reinforcement.
- Our sleeve and body seams are safety-stitched for maximum strength and the elasticity required for today's polyester fabrics. Unlike stiff rolled or bound seams, safety stitching lasts for years without creating uncomfortable bulk or additional wear on the fabric surface.
We selected only the finest quality nylon zippers to give you the utmost wear and durability. Every zipper is guaranteed not to break for the life of your robe, or we'll replace it - free!
Each robe is cut from more than six yards of fabric:
We use at least two full widths of fabric in each standard choir or clergy robe body - even more on larger sizes. Plus, each sleeve is cut from a full width of fabric. What's more, there's no extra charge for larger sizes up to 72" chest. Regardless of size, your robe will drape beautifully. You'll never find a "skimpy cut" in a Murphy robe.