I am a seminarian in first year theology and in my fourth year of seminary formation. A classmate and I will be attending separate weddings and both were asked to wear our cassock. My question is this:
can or does a seminarian wear a ferriaolo for formal occasions?
Secondly can you or readers help us obtain a pattern for the making of said item or contact someone who makes them at a more reasonable cost?
Thank you and God Bless you for all you do.
The ferraiolo or ferraiuolo is used, with the proper cassock, fascia, etc., as part of a Roman clerics’s formal attire as in black or white tie. If you are going to wear a cassock, I think the ferraiolo would also be proper.
Some advice, sonny.
Yes, this is all great stuff and fun to boot. As a first year theologian, don’t allow yourself to get overly enthusiastic about these things just yet. Capisce?
Where can you get one? I am not sure. I got my stuff in Rome.
I’ll open the floor to informed clerics out there. Perhaps they can help you out.
I imagine that a ferraiolo, unlike a cassock, would be rather easy to make. If you could find an old one which someone could copy or find a pattern, you could save a lot of money. Clerical dress suppliers/stores charge ABSURD prices for clerical dress.
However, I think we should do all we can to revive decorum in clerical dress. Not ostentation: decorum. The right dress in the right place and the right time. Some formality, which shows respect for the event and the people who attend… I’m now rambling.
HINT: Perhaps a skillful seamstress or tailor or two out there could start a cottage industry and make some good dough. Get organized and I will push your business here, if I see that you can making a good product.
So… pattern? Ideas? Think, people! Think! Get to work!