Representing tradition and history, the John alb was copied from a French monk’s garment. The original design was a skilled use of fabric, in that time textiles were extremely valuable due to the labor it took to create one garment. You had to spin and dye the yarn, weave the fabric and finally cut out the garment. The only seams in the original pattern were the side seams. They used as much of the precious fabric as possible to avoid waste, hence the large rectangular pieces. Our alb is modified with seams and slightly smaller sleeves. We also were after the best use of the fabric with the least waste.
Rolled collar (shown) or hood, pulls over the head. One size fits most. Side slits, or we can add pockets that have a microphone opening in the top of the pocket. Made of our linen-look fabric, machine wash. See Fabric Information page for complete information. Ships in 4-6 weeks.