"Made-to-Order" Doctoral Regalia Set
- Custom PhD gown that perfectly fits you and meets university specifications
- Every inch is handmade and tailored with remarkable craftsmanship
- Made-to-Order takes 6-8 weeks to deliver and all Made-to-Order regalia cannot be exchanged or returned
- Finest-quality *color of your choice* doctoral gown with two side pockets decorated with velvet front and sleeve panels with piping
- Doctoral hood embellished with *color of your choice* satin linings
- Adjustable 6-sided or 8-sided *color of your choice* velvet tam with gold silk tassel
- Serve doctorates and faculty from Carnegie Mellon | Connecticut | Drexel | Illinois | Notre Dame | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | Penn State | Ohio State | Washington and more!
- View Size chart for how to measure shoulder width, head size, etc.
- FREE garment bag to protect your doctoral regalia
Team was very communicative throughout the process and the final product looks terrific! Love that there are pockets :)
I had ordered the doctoral regalia so that I could participate in proper attire at the graduation ceremonies at my current institution. I am very happy with the PhinishedD gown. More importantly, the team rushed the delivery when things were running late so that I could get the regalia in time for the commencement ceremony in May. Thank you!
Thank you to the PhinisheD Gown team! My order arrived early and I love it! It was quite the journey getting finished with my doctorate- I appreciate this team for being one the final (and most important) steps!
I was hesitant to get the custom regalia from a company other than the one contracted with the University. The new regalia is an unusual color and I specified the color on the order. It is a "olivey" shade of hunter green. Instead of contacting me when they didn't have the color, they made it in Emerald Green, which is definitely not right. Hunter green would have been close enough, but not emerald green. I had sent them pictures of the regalia as well, which was clearly not emerald. I tried to give them as much instruction as possible and they had my contact info if they had any questions. The quality of the regalia is beautiful, but I'm going to feel a bit embarrassed wearing it to commencement. At least I am faculty and won't be sitting next to numerous other people in the correct color.
I ordered a custom cap and gown set, and the finished product is beautifully crafted. They communicated well throughout the process, and shipping was fast. The order was delivered a few days early!
I am so pleased with my regalia — the materials and craft are beautiful and thoughtful. Beyond that, I specifically appreciate that it correctly fits my narrow shoulders without making it look like I’m a child playing dress-up (in the world of doctoral regalia this is a rarer quality than I previously knew, at least if you’re a petite woman!). I recommend PhinisheD highly. Thank you so much!
It was a great experience! Thank you so much!
The regalia offered by Phinished Gown is beyond compare. For a fraction of the price offered by other robe makers, they were able to deliver on their promise of high quality regalia. Mine was Custom made because of specific requests and Nol accomodated all, patiently. Will definitely recommend to colleagues and friends…
I ordered the custom regalia set for the University of North Carolina. It shipped just over a month after I ordered it. It is well-constructed, and all the details--down to the cording, braids, and embroidery--are spot on. And all for less than half the cost of the standard vendor!
PhinisheD Gown reached out several times after I ordered to confirm details, including sending sample pictures. The gown arrived last week and it is fantastic. Fits well, colors and quality are great, and I am so glad to finally have pockets in my regalia. Thanks - great company!
Great service and excellent quality! Very reasonably priced and comes with a garment bag that is very useful for storage. Quite happy with the product and service!
I received my regalia today and it's beautiful! They took care of every detail that I asked for and the price was much lower than I saw on other websites. Time from order to receipt was 8 weeks. Just plan ahead (order early) and you'll be pleased with the product.
Great service and excellent quality. And about 40% less from the competition price. I cannot wait to wear it at my next graduation ceremony!
I’m bigger than the average bear so I needed something custom. They came through in spades. They even accommodated a last minute update to the hood colors and still shipped on time. Great team!
PhinisheD Gown worked well with me in figuring out my size, colors, and getting the beautiful cap and gown to me in an expeditious manner. Thanks!
PhinisheD Gown did a really great job in making the gown for my PhD graduation. Everything was professionally done in a timely manner at a great low price 👍👍👍
Received my regalia order yesterday- I had high hopes, and they were exceeded! Beautiful, classy- and the beret is amazing, too! Can’t wait to wear this at my next faculty event. Thank you, PhinisheD Gown!
I ordered a custom open design gown for my regalia for UC. The quality is beyond amazing and the gown fits perfect based of the measurements. The cap and hood are also gorgeous material and quality. I can’t wait to wear it at graduation and I’m the future!
For my hooding, I rented the official regalia, but as a new faculty member I needed my own to wear a few times a year. I’m so glad I went with PhinisheD! The regalia arrived today, and I couldn’t be more pleased. The quality is better than the official regalia—the fabric is lighter and nicer to wear, the tam is overall just nicer with an attractive tassel and an option to adjust the size, and that’s not even to mention the pockets, which are wonderful. The gown even has the embroidered badges for my university—which I wasn’t expecting from an unofficial source. I don’t know if they’re able to do it for all institutions, but it was a lovely surprise! I’m so grateful to be able to spend a bit less and get a better gown—it would be worth it at a higher price. I’ll definitely be recommending to others!
Good quality, delivered on time
When I graduated with my PhD, my university didn’t give us the option of purchasing our regalia. I bought my regalia from PhinisheD Gown after earning a faculty position to wear to convocation and graduation ceremonies. Wearing this tam, gown, and hood feels 10x better than any other regalia I’ve worn! Oh, AND THE POCKETS ARE EVERYTHING!!! <3
Everything is top notch and very well made. Highly recommend.
Due to COVID, I didn’t get the chance to walk for my doctoral graduation. This was a gift from my parents and the custom PSU doctoral gown came out perfect! Every detail was immaculate and the fabric and embroidery was high quality. Highly recommend!
Admittedly, the ease in ordering online--and putting my other requests in a list on the comment box--made me nervous that I just donating a lot of money to just a costume. However, the surprisingly small box arrived over a week early, and I pulled out a beautiful (and unwrinkled!) gown, hood, and tam. The gown was protected in a bag and with a hanger. It wears very well--and it looks better than I thought it would. Each year, I've paid about 20% of the cost for renting regalia--I should have bought this years ago! I love love love that there are pockets!
The gown is excellent. There were facial masks in the pockets, which came as a pleasant surprise in this difficult time. Very happy.
When I received my doctoral regalia from my school I was seriously disappointed. Cheaply made and I felt after my years of hard work getting my PhD I deserved to wear something that looked as good as I felt. So, I searched the web and found Phinished Gown and read their reviews...all good, so I chose to have them make mine. They did not disappoint! Jane was attentive and made sure that I got exactly what I ordered. When I opened up the package I almost cried...well, I did when I put it on. The materials used are so beautiful and it just looks and feels so good. I can't say enough about it. So happy I chose to order from them.
Good as expected
After learning about Phinished Gown through Reddit, I emailed Jane with a tall order: could it be possible to create a gown that fits both me at 5'4" and my husband at 6'0" since we both earned our PhDs from the same institution? She guided us by providing precise measurements for each of the Phinished Gown sizes, so we ordered one and hoped for the best. They were very receptive to feedback I had when we received the proof, and they were quick to correct a miscommunication we had about the ordering process. As for the gown, it magically looks great on both of us! Regarding the match to our university's official regalia at my graduation ceremony, there were some differences in the fabric type and color of the gown, the style of the piping, and the tam's tassel. However, I much preferred the overall look and fit of our Phinished Gown set, and the differences will be negligible when my husband uses as a faculty member at a different college. The pockets are a HUGE plus, too.
Overall, I would highly recommend Phinished Gown for your regalia needs. The product is high quality and the service is exceptional. I received many compliments, and for a savings of a few hundred dollars, I did not feel like we had received a bargain product at all. Thank you so much for making my Penn State regalia dreams come true!!
I decided to purchase my regalia this year, as the rental regalia provided at my current institution for faculty/staff participating in commencement is of the generic black type, and I very much wanted to wear my alma mater's colors - but the price of the "official" regalia was far too high! I was similarly hesitant to purchase "unofficial" regalia, since it can be hard to tell how good it would come out. Phinished Gown was recommended to me by one of my old classmates, who purchased a set for her new faculty job, and said it was outstanding. So I decided to go for it, and I couldn't be happier that I did. Jane took great care at making sure to have enough photos to be able to color match the custom set with our official regalia, and it came out very close - a bit lighter in color, but I actually much prefer it. The gown is perfectly tailored and is a nice fabric texture, and as others have written, it has pockets, a great feature. I received many compliments from other marshals at our commencement ceremony this year! Thanks for the amazing regalia, which I look forward to wearing for many years!
I was a bit hesitant to custom order the PhD set for the University of Washington. I was concerned the quality would not be as good or that there would be slight differences. I was wrong. I received a high quality, beautiful set that is identical to what I rented when I graduated a few years ago. The packaging was professional (they include a nice cover to keep the set protected and clean). I am very impressed especially because the price cannot be beat. Some places ask for ridiculous amounts. Not here. They are fair and deliver a high quality product. I highly recommend them and will share my experience with my colleagues. Almost forgot: they met the deadline and I received the set one week prior to attending my students’ graduation. Thank you!
PhinisheD Gown did not disappoint! My doctoral regalia was perfect and arrived before the expected delivery date. Even with a last minute order, the customer service was quick and efficient and the quality of my regalia was top-notch (at half the price!).
Through initial shock in the total costs of custom regalia from by University ($1,100), I was informed by a colleague/recent graduate that she used Phinished Gown the previous year and was 100% pleased. Reluctantly, I filled out the custom gown form, Jane and Nok did NOT disappoint! They ensured that the proof fo the gown was exactly what I wanted and matched my University's regalia for nearly half the price. Though the color is a bit lighter, the material is clearly high quality and the tam and hoods are quite beautiful! And most importantly...it has pockets!! I highly recommend Phinished Gown to anyone who wants to save money, but not on quality for their doctoral gown!
Fantastic! Great quality, thank you for stellar work.
Thank you. You are the best
Excellent customer attention
I had ordered a custom-sized PhD set and the folks at PhinisheD Gown reached out and confirmed I was fine with a standard sized product, saving me hundreds. That's great service. And Gown/Regalia look great. Thanks!
The gown looked great at graduation events this week! Thank you so much for doing an excellent job with it! It is extremely professionally made, and accurate to the school's regalia. Attached is a picture. Thanks again!
" Jane, I want to let you know that I received my gown this morning and it looks so elegant! Thank you for accommodating my order and producing such a high quality regalia with very perfect details! I really could not describe my admiration for everything about it!! Many thanks for making this life experience such a beautiful experience.