Additional information (for those who don't overwhelm easily) about doctoral regalia, doctoral gowns, doctoral hoods, and this web site, brought to you by the folks at DoctoralHood
This is the academic hood (specifically the doctoral hood) page of capsandgown dot com
Capsandgowns .com specializes in providing deluxe, rental and custom doctoral regalia for university professors and faculty members, as well as students' graduation cap and gowns.
Academic regalia for faculty members holding doctorates normally include a doctoral gown (or PhD gown), an academic cap (either a mortarboard or a doctoral tam) and an academic hood.
This page deals specifically the doctoral hood and PhD hood.
This page can be accessed either from capsandgown or directly at DoctoralHood .com (http://doctoralhood.com/)
Most people tend to think of the terms phd hood and doctoral hood synonymously, and use the two terms interchangeably...
For example, a person might call and ask for a PhD hood in music when they have a DMA (doctorate in musical arts) or ask for a doctor of music hood, when their degree is PhD (in music).
Although it might seem like semantics, from an accuracy in ordering point of view (that is, to be sure we give each person the correct hood for his/her degree), it is important to differentiate between the two terms:
a PhD in music would receive PhD blue velvet;
a doctorate in musical arts would receive pink velvet (since pink is the velvet color used to delineate music).
Similarly, a PhD in Education hood is not the same as an Ed.D. (doctorate in Education) hood. Whereas the Ed.D. graduate would receive light blue velvet on his/her hood, to signify education, the PhD would receive the dark blue velvet for PhD.
For that reason, we ask people to specify their degree when ordering their regalia: PhD in Music (so we know to use blue velvet) OR Doctorate in Musical Arts (so we know to use pink velvet) when placing their order.
For that reason, individuals with PhD's in fields other than philosophy often elect to have us add their discipline color, as piping, on gown and/or hood, to show the area of their degree.
Although we strive to keep our doctoral gowns and PhD gowns IN STOCK year round, together with our caps, tassels, and doctoral tams, we make our academic hoods to order (PhD hoods and all other doctoral hoods) since there are thousands of schools and so many different degrees that it is impossible to stock each one.
That doesn't mean that if you order late, your stuck. In many cases, we can send you full doctoral regalia by including a loaner doctoralhood in the same box with your gown and tam.
An example would be if a customer ordered doctoral regalia a week before their need date, and needed a black doctoral gown, a black doctoral tam, and a light blue velvet Ed.D. hood. What we would do, therefore, is ship the doctoral gown and Tam immediately to the customer and include a generic loaner EdD hood in the box, so that the customer has full academic regalia to wear (their 'real doctoral gown; their 'real' doctoral tam; and a 'loaner' EdD hood). Then when the "real" hood was ready (+/- 8 weeks later), we send it to the customer direct from the factory, and the customer sends us back the loaner doctoral hood.
There is no charge for loaner doctoral or PhD hoods provided that the customer returns them to us as soon as they receive their 'real' hood. This way, it would be available to others in the same situation.
Above Deluxe PhD Gown (in stock) and Tam (in stock). If needed, we can RUSH SHIP these to customer upon confirmation of order, together with a loaner PhDhood (no extra charge), until 'real' hood is ready -- then just send back the loaner hood.
More information about our custom doctoral gowns and PhD gowns and doctoral hoods can be obtained by clicking the appropriate link above or we would be happy to send by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also reach us by phone 412-422-GOWN (412-422-4696)
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