“The robe arrived and is simply stunning. I was able to wear it the College commencement last weekend and felt that I had done my part to contribute to the festive and formal atmosphere. Thank you again for your excellent service throughout the process. I'm attaching a photo of myself in the robe.
Professor, Jewish and Muslim Studies
Michigan State University
I picked up my regalia and hurried home to try it on. I pranced around in it pausing only to pose in front of every mirror in my home; I caught myself gleefully peering back from my reflection. It is absolutely beautiful. All aspects of it. The attention to detail shows great pride in craftsmanship and dedication to your art. The regalia was packaged such that it didn't wrinkle or crease and this impressed me. The lovely Cap and Gown garment bag that was enclosed in the package is where I will store my regalia, until commencement this June, so that it will remain in the perfect condition in which I received it. I will send you pictures then! Thank you!
University of California Davis
Thank you, again, for all your help. I appreciate how quickly you worked to ensure we got the gown in time for our graduation ceremony. We received it and my Associate Director looked wonderful in it. I was mostly impressed by how it arrived – Early, neatly packaged and without wrinkles when taken out of the box. ”
Center for African Studies, Stanford University
I want to thank you for an excellent customer service experience and a terrific product. My regalia arrived much faster than I had hoped and looks great.
Physics professor, Cornell University
I just wanted to write to thank you for your expedient service. Everything just arrived. I am very happy with the high quality of the product.
University of California, Berkeley
It arrived and is absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so much for your fantastic customer service and quality of workmanship! Few transactions go this smoothly, let alone last-minute purchases such as mine.
With gratitude as a customer and admiration as a marketing professor. ”
Schools of Business, Wake Forest University
I received my regalia a few days, and was able to try it on today. It fits perfectly, and makes me look more distinguished than I deserve. I am thoroughly impressed by its quality and your fast, efficient service!
Thank you so much. I will recommend your company to all of my colleagues who can make use of your service.”
Brigham Young University
My robe arrived yesterday. It truly is beautiful …
I wish I could wear it when I mow the lawn, or at least more frequently than just for one or two graduations a year. Very many thanks for the personal attention and efficiency… and for being involved in such a great company. Much appreciated.”
The Pennsylvania State University
Dear Ceremonial Attire,
My family and I had a blast at the Commencement. This would not have been possible without my doctoral regalia, which I purchased from you. I would like to share a few pictures with you in appreciation of your excellent service.
Best regards, ”
Just wanted to let you know that the robe just arrived, and it is lovely. And I very much appreciate your attention to detail - prompt correspondence before hand, and in the package the hanger, garment bag, and letter. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know in need of one of these things.
Best wishes, ”
Dept. of Linguistics
Dear Ceremonial Attire,
This is to let you know that I received the Gown that I recently ordered, thank you.
This is also to let you know that I was most impressed by the speed at which the delivery was done. Due to an excellent communication with Ceremonial Attire, the Gown was here two days after ordered it, much earlier than expected. Not only the communication and the delivery exceeded my expectations, but the gown itself is also superb and worth well the price.
Thank you again,”
My order arrived and I wanted to say thank you. Wow! The robes are lovely, they look and feel great. Your service was also very friendly and helpful. I would, and will, recommend you to my U California friends.
I would like to say that my experience with ceremonial attire from requesting information, to ordering, and to receiving the final product
has been fantastic. It really has been the best customer service I can recall. It's amazing to me that such a fine product can be accompanied
by excellent customer service and affordable prices. I will have no reservation in making a recommendation to all my colleagues.”
I recently bought a gown for the MIT Commencement, and was quite pleased with it. Comparing the regalia that I bought from you with that of other people at the commencement, it seemed to me that our gowns were made from higher quality materials. This was particularly apparent with the choice of the velvet. If I did need to buy a gown again, I would certainly check with you before comparing prices elsewhere.”
I’m sorry it took me so long to let you know how much I appreciated your assistance and patience in getting my regalia ordered. I was so happy with my purchase, and had envious classmates ooh-ing and awh-ing about my gown. Even my professors paid their compliments. It was very important for me to have the UC official colors at my graduation, and I was very happy to find your site, saving me over $300 (the savings would have been even more if I didn’t have to buy the Ed.D. hood separately). I even took a picture with the Chancellor in her regalia, and no one would’ve known I didn’t buy it on campus.
Thank you again!”
Campus Diversity Officer & Director
University of California, San Diego
Dave organized our group's purchase of the regalia from ceremonial attire
and things went very smoothly - thanks! I couldn't really tell any difference
between my gown ($300) and the ones that several of my colleagues purchased at
the Coop ($700!!!). I can't say too much about the process itself because Dave
did everything (thanks Dave!) but from my end the regalia arrived rapidly and
Attached is a photo with two of the gowns we bought from you at Ceremonial Attire. They were incredibly well-made and so much more beautiful than the rental gowns offered by the bookstore. Thanks so much for this service!”
I whole heartedly recommend Ceremonial Attire! There's no need to
debate purchasing your UC doctoral regalia from Ceremonial Attire. It
is literally half the cost compared to ordering from the campus
bookstore or grad div. During the line up, a fellow graduate looked it
my gown, touched it, and commented that he liked my regalia more than
his own, which was plain black. In addition, several other graduates
commented that they preferred my cap to their own (square top).
Overall, I am very pleased with my regalia and look forward to wearing
it in future campus related ceremonies.
Plus, I was impressed with the quality of customer service for online service. They response to your queries right away, and seem willing to leave you completely satisfied.
Thank you Ceremonial Attire for making a more affordable and superior quality graduation regalia.”
UC Santa Barbara
The MIT regalia was superb. I had many positive comments from other members of the USC faculty. Your personal service was excellent and I would gladly recommend Ceremonial Attire to others. In particular, I appreciated your flexibility on delivery and the help with finding just the right size.
Thank you again for your superb product and excellent personal service.”
Executive Director, USC Energy Institute
I was very happy with the regalia overall. The material breathed well and, save for when we were all packed into the gymnasium to line up for the processional, I didn't sweat underneath it. (It helps that we're in Massachusetts, where it can still be chilly in early June!) The robe arrived with no creases, and I merely went over it with a lint brush to remove one or two fold-lines from the velvet.
You can be certain that I'll recommend you to next year's graduates. ”
Thanks for the regalia. I'm glad that I bought it because otherwise I was going to rent it and rental regalia at MIT are black (different than the ones sold).
Also, my online experience, delivery and customer service was excellent. I'll definitely recommend Ceremonial if people ask for advice next year.”
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful cap and gown. The gown is well-made and wears beautifully. I appreciate your responsiveness to my earlier questions. What a nice surprise to receive the garment bag and to find the gown had pockets!”
Professor of History
Dear Ceremonial Attire,
Thank you so much for your prompt shipment of my order. The UC regalia I received are beautiful - top quality! All of the items were packed with care; they didn't need any steaming or pressing before I wore them today. Then came the best part.... The gown had pockets!!!! I was the envy of all my colleagues, and had a bottle of water with me when the sun came out during the ceremony. It was brilliant.
Never thought I would say this about academic regalia, but it was money well spent. Thanks for making this purchase such a pleasant experience.”
I just wanted to send you a note to sing your praises. The regalia that I
received from your company is absolutely gorgeous. It is beautifully
constructed and looks exactly like the examples of "official" UC regalia
I was also blown away by your company's exceptional customer service. Not only did I receive prompt replies to any questions I had, but your employees truly went above and beyond what they needed to do to accommodate me. When I ordered my regalia I selected a size that ended up being too large for me. When I emailed your company to ask about how I might be able to exchange the regalia for the correct size I was blown away when someone generously offered to drive a different size gown over to my home so that I could try it on to see which was the best fit. Wow!
I can't really imagine bookstore representatives from my UC bookstore making that offer. Of course, the fact that I live in LA, where your company is located, made this generous offer much more feasible for you to undertake, but it was a touching gesture. It speaks to your willingness to make your customers completely satisfied with their purchases. Completing a Ph.D. is hard. But ordering my regalia from Ceremonial Attire was an easy and positive experience for me. I'm very pleased with my cap, gown, and hood, and the kind assistance you provided.
Thank you again,”
UC Santa Barbara
“I placed a group order for six sets of regalia
for myself and five colleagues at the UC Berkeley School of Public
Health. All of us are very pleased with the gowns, hoods, and
They're beautiful, elegant, and very well made. Doing it this way, we were each able to save almost $500 compared to the price we would have had to pay through the University. All of us plan to go into teaching, so we'll be using the regalia for many years to come.
Capgown.com staff were courteous, friendly, and very helpful. I highly recommend this company.”
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
“I looked for PhD regalia on the internet and found that Ceremonial
Attire offered the lowest prices. I ordered with time to spare to
return the gown if I didn't like it. The company shipped the package
out very quickly and it even arrived before I anticipated. Items were
packed and wrapped very well.
The gown looks very beautiful on me. The fabric is of high quality and the seams, etc., are done very well. Everything exceeded my expectation for a big ticket item like this.
Thank you, Ceremonial Attire, for offering a very high-quality regalia for a very reasonable price. I hope to somehow be able to do business with you again in the future.”
Ph.D. UC Berkeley
“I received the regalia on Wednesday, April 19th, and I'm happy with it. One of the hood buttons came off but it was easy to put back on. I like
the material of the body a great deal more than the "official" one. UC
Regents wanted a "shiny" material and used a material that I though
had less body and looked cheaper (and to get the heavier material
would have been another additional charge). It fits well also. The
only real difference I see is that this gown has velveteen instead of
velvet. I was wondering about the string for the button on the front
of the hood. I thought maybe that could have been sewn on the inside
I'm happy that there was another alternative to ordering from UC. It would have cost me the same amount to get the plain black robe with velveteen (the ones they use as rentals) with the tam and hood as it cost for this one that is the UC colors made with better material, the nicer sleeves, the hidden zipper and the piping (that really adds to the whole effect). The additional "free" gold bullion tassel looks so much like the UC one and that alone saved me $42. I really wanted the UC colored gown but had decided I couldn't afford it at $800+--I'm glad there was another alternative.
Thanks again for all your help and I'll send a picture when I get one!”
Ph.D. UC Davis
Ceremonial Attire's note: Thank you for your compliments and the feedback. The hood buttons have been strengthened. Also, the chevrons are velvet, not velveteen. This particular material was chosen because of its durability and robustness to dry cleaning and steam presses. Many faculty we had interviewed were unhappy with plush velvet material because it did not fare well with cleaning.
“Thank you for providing the Ceremonial gown option. It has been a
large contribution to this community which up to now has had very
limited options. It's so rare to see someone take the initiative and
to have the energy to provide such good service at such a reasonable
Ph.D. Stanford University
“I just returned from Europe and found my cap and gown waiting. Thank
you very much! The quality and the colors are fantastic, I call this a
“I really like my set of cap and gown from your company. They are high
quality in terms of cutting, fitting, texture and service. Also, it is
a valuable graduation gift to keep for a long time. whenever I see it,
it reminds my happy time in my graduate school. I want to thank you
for your service.”
Department of Chemical Engineering University of California, Berkeley
“I am writing to tell you how very please I am
with your company. I received my regalia today -- one day prior to the
day it was scheduled to be shipped. Everything is in order,
quality is beautiful, and I am astounded with the speed with which you
were able to fill the order. I will certainly recommend you to others!
Thank you very much.”
Department of Music and Dance, Moorpark College
“Dear Friends at Ceremonial Cap and Gown,
Thank you so much for the beautiful cap and gown that arrived at my home today. You provide a superior product at a below-market price, all with the convenience of shopping on the Web. Not only will I feel proud wearing my regalia at graduation, I'll feel smart, too!”
MIT Sloan School,
“I am writing to let you know how much I have appreciated your
services. I purchased an MIT doctoral gown for the first commencement
of my university in the United Arab Emirates. Though I had problems
with delivery via USPS you came through in the end and I was able to
show up resplendently decked out much to the admiration of many
colleagues. A number of my colleagues have already asked about the
attire and a few have noted your website and may be contacting
you. One issue you need to clarify on your website is whether you
serve other universities apart from MIT and the other schools you have
Once again I appreciate the personal attention that Albert gave me. I am impressed by his concern and care that made sure I got a gown ready for my function.”
Professor of Physics,
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
“I would like to thank you for going out of you way to help us with
Michael's Cap and Hood. I have attached a picture of Michael and his
very proud dad (me.)
Again, thank you so much for your great customer service. You made a very special occasion even better.”
Department Chair Pharmacy Technology Program
“[The regalia] arrived yesterday and they are
beautiful. I am very impressed with the quality of the fabric and
You should also know that in the last six years only one School of Education Ph.D. graduate wore the UC regalia. This year there will be six of us in the full UC regalia. Your affordable prices and high quality craftmanship made this new trend possible.
Thank you for your kind service and quality craftmanship.”
“I am very pleased with your outstanding customer service and with the
quality of the Stanford cap and gown from your store. The fit and
finish are excellent. I wish I knew about your store when I graduated
from Stanford (I got a rental set then), but I will wear your new cap
and gown with pride at my first Commencement ceremony as a faculty
I appreciate your prompt shipment as well as quick response to my emails.”
“We received my husband's regalia, and everything fits just perfect.
The gown, the hood, and the cap are all very nice. We thank you once
again for your kindness and high quality services. You can be sure
that we are already spreading the word among my husband's colleagues.
Please feel free to use my husband's and my name as testimonials. My husband looks very handsome in his regalia. We are very satisfied and thankful customers!
To potential regalia customers:
Their products are high quality and beautiful. Their customer service is truly superb. They have the ability to alter for perfect fit. Their prices are way below their competition. We received my husband's gown before the promised delivery date. Looking somewhere else would be foolish. Ceremonial Attire should teach a Ph.D. course on Customer Satisfaction.”
- Gilda V. Calvin, Stanford M.S. '90
“I just wanted to send you a note expressing my thanks for the
doctoral attire I purchased from you this past year (June 2007). I
received my Ph.D. in English from the University of California,
Riverside, and I participated in the commencement exercises wearing
your doctoral regalia.
The regalia was both elegant and beautifully designed. In fact, many of my fellow graduates who purchased the "official" regalia from other companies commented on how much nicer my gown was than theirs, both in material and color. I noticed a difference in the gold color throughout the gown designs. Theirs was more of an unattractive orange-gold whereas Ceremonial Attire's was actually a beautiful "true" gold color, one of the UC's marks.
They also were floored when we compared how much we respectively purchased for the gown. Moreover, mentoring professors from my department were also quite impressed with the ensemble.
Well done, Ceremonial Attire, for making an elegant, respectable, and affordable product for the graduating community!”