Master's Cap and Gown Page
In addition to blazers, sportcoats, career apparel and uniforms, blazerdepot.com also specializes in academic regalia (caps, gowns, hoods, tams) for students and faculty members.
We offer masters regalia in three quality levels: Deluxe (superior quality, similar to custom made but at "off the rack" prices); Faculty (rental / classic quality -- not as nice as deluxe, but very long lasting); and Student / Souvenir (promotional quality, great for one time use, but not designed to be used repeatedly.)
The student master's gown is ideal for students who will only be wearing their regalia once or twice (either going into business or for a doctorate, following this graduation) and thus have no need to purchase a longer lasting gown.
Our faculty quality master's gown is similar to rental gowns -- long lasting, wrinkle resistant and durable -- for years of trouble free wear. However owning your gown, rather than renting each and every semester will generally save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your career (plus the savings of time and effort by not having to rent and re rent your cap, gown and hood each semester).
Our deluxe master's graduation gowns offer the look, feel and quality you would expect from a fully custom gown, but in an "off the rack" size, to save you hundreds of dollars, compared to a fully made-to-measure gown, for people wanting a custom look, but not a custom price.
Each master's gown also comes with a cap (mortarboard) and tassel.
Students graduating with a Masters Degree normally wear mortarboards and tassels.
Unless you specify otherwise, master's tassels are sent black, to match the cap and gown. This is how most people graduate. Or if you prefer, we can send you a "degree color" tassel (that is, the color of the tassel would be the same color used on the velvet of your hood, to delineate your degree or academic discipline).
Tassels for graduating students normally come with a year date charm affixed to them (i.e. 2006), and these charms can be easily removed or swapped with a different date.
We generally keep the both the faculty quality master's gowns, and the student quality (souvenir) gowns in stock. Master's tams and mortarboards also usually in stock.
Deluxe or made-to-measure graduation gowns are normally made to order, requiring +/- eight weeks, depending on the season.
Academic hoods (with school colors) are also normally made to order, since each persons is different, but if you are in a rush, we can usually send you a "loaner hood" to borrow until your actual hood is ready. Then when you receive your real hood, just send the loaner one back to us.
Similarly, we are happy to offer individuals interested in purchasing deluxe gowns (made to order) but in a rush, loaner gowns to wear, until their special gown is complete.
There is no charge for loaner gowns or hoods, provided that you return the loaners once you receive your actual regalia.
Faculty Quality Master's Gown
with Deluxe Master's MBA Hood, Front View
If you also require a HOOD for your , the prices would be as follows:
Faculty Quality Master's Gown
Master's Velvet Tams are available in your choice of four, six, or eight corners.
Although historically, most Master's degree graduates wore a standard mortarboard with their gown, many Master's degree holders who are also faculty members are now opting to wear a velvet tam rather than a mortarboard to better differentiate themselves from their students.
As such, we now offer a Master's level faculty tam, similar to the doctoral tam, but with a plain black tassel in place of the gold doctoral tassel.
Like the doctor's tam, the Master's faculty tam is available in four - six - or eight sides. However if you do not wish to purchase the Master's tam, we would be happy to send you a mortarboard & tassel, at no charge, with your gown.
Whether you pick a 4, 6, or 8 corner tam has less to do with regulation and more to do with looking your best! Generally, most people seem to prefer the six sided tam, however extremely tall and skinny people may do better with the 8 corner tam since it tends to look more round, and help "fill a person out", while short stocky people may do better with a 4 corner model, since it is sharper and thus makes the person look "less round".
Tams are normally sold adjustable, available in size ranges small-medium; medium-large; and extra large. Therefore we will need your hat size or head size to determine the correct size. Upon request we can also special make an exact fit tam, though may people prefer the adjustable models since hat size can vary depending on haircut, etc.
Because these tams are made of velvet, it would not matter which fabric your gown is made from; you could still purchase the tams without fear of mismatching. This differs from hoods which should preferably be made from the same fabric quality as the gown. Also for this reason, many people purchasing Souvenir Quality gowns also purchase these tams as a way of upgrading their look without actually purchasing a more expensive gown. Even if you should upgrade to a more expensive gown later on, you would still use the same tam.
Master's Tam and black tassel (no year date)
Ordering info for academic tams:
Be sure to indicate your hat size or your head size. Using a tape, measure the circumference of your head about an inch over your eyebrow. the size should be in the neighborhood of 22 to 23 1/2 inches. It should be snug but not too tight. Round size to nearest quarter inch. If you are between sizes, err to the larger quarter inch. A cap size would be something like 6 7/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8, etc.
For the gown
For the hat