Every graduate wants to look their best when they’re on the stage at convocation. Whether you’re accepting your degree or diploma, or you’re a faculty member who is part of the ceremony, you’ll want to ensure that your convocation attire is properly fitted and looks good. Graduation robes and the accompanying accessories are key pieces of any graduation ceremony, and if you want to be sure of a great fit, Harcourts can assist you.
Harcourts is the oldest robe maker in North America. We continue to maintain a tradition of the highest quality workmanship and tailoring for every robe we make, including graduation robes. From the material we use, to our methods for ensuring you receive a properly fitted convocation gown, our expert team will make sure you look just the way you want on graduation day.
4 Things To Know About A Perfectly Fitted Convocation Gown
Since all of our custom convocation attire is made to measure, your items will be tailored to your specific measurements. When you come in to get a custom fitted convocation gown, here is what you can expect. While no appointment is necessary, we do strongly recommend that you make an appointment ahead of time
1. A tailor or an assistant will expertly take and record your measurements.
2. Typically, the entire measurement process takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes. While you can take measurements on your own, we strongly recommend that your measurements are taken by a qualified professional in order to ensure properly fitted convocation attire. Even the smallest measurement error can change the way your robe fits you.
3. The measurements that will be taken include:
- Head Chest
- Sleeve length
- Waist size
- Seat size
4. Once your convocation attire is ready and you come in to try it on, there may be some alterations required. These alterations are done with no charge to you, as they are part of the final process of ensuring a well-fitting robe. In most cases, the alterations can be done in 20 to 30 minutes, while you wait.
Find Your Perfect Graduation Robe With Harcourts
Our commitment to quality robes starts with the material we choose and ends with how we prepare each custom convocation gown made to measure. We know how important it is to feel confident in your convocation attire, and you can trust Harcourts to deliver graduation robes that accomplish just that.
Don’t have a Harcourts showroom near you? If our showrooms in Montreal and Toronto are not convenient for you, we also have dealers across Canada who can take your measurements. Contact us for information on a Harcourts dealer in your area, or to find out more about custom convocation attire.