Winter Wear

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It was observed earlier that blogs by Catholic priests really ought to expand their offerings. King Z no longer features just serious comment and ‘slavish translations of prayers’ but now has recipes, camera feeds, forums and pretty pictures of birdies. I thought as a way to compete I would start a fashion page.
Here we see the latest in priestly wear for winter. The woolen serge cloak, inherited from an elderly Anglican priest many years ago is seasoned with prayer and ‘aged’ with subtle worn spots and frayed edges. The hand molded brass lions’ head clasp has a timeless look, with a patina of antique gold and ebony. The hooks and connecting chain offer a slightly ominous and exciting hint of inquisitorial dungeons and ancient Catholic intrigue.

Beneath the cloak the priest wears a full cassock with thirty three buttons symbolic of the number of years of Christ’s life. The ample sleeves boast hand worked piping and the tailored fit is complemented by the Benedictine scapular which links the whole outfit to a tradition that is as venerable as it is fashionable.

On top our model wears a jaunty soft felt hat in a Southern style–not quite a ‘cowboy’ hat and not quite the ‘gangster fedora’ it lends a certain roguish charm to an otherwise somber and serious demeanor.
Enquiries for orders may be made to Longeneckeroni–ecclesiastical outfitters for the discerning priest. (All queries handled by our professional staff of former seminarians with utmost confidentiality and deference.)

About Fr. Dwight Longenecker
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05423794317423373245 +JMJ+

    In the immortal lyrics of Madonna, “Don’t just stand there, let’s get to itStrike a pose, there’s nothing to itVogue, vogue”Thank you Father Fashionista for broadening your horizons. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00165820389106598455 Jenny Z

    The cloak is fabulous… I’ve always wanted cloaks to make a comeback :)You know, when you mention Father Z, I can’t tell if you’re serious, or being sarcastic 0_o

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr Longenecker

    Uhhh, sarcastic, but in a friendly and charitable and nice way of course.I don’t want to offend King Z

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00165820389106598455 Jenny Z

    He may send his army of birds to your house… ;)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01960521706457744649 Tara

    The woolen cloak–inherited from an elderly Anglican priest–priceless! Very cool wear Father!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15527258884091688214 Donna C.

    Oh good grief you big silly. Very dashing indeed, I must say.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15383980311952310145 Ken & Carol

    Have you been reading, or maybe even writing for the J Peterman catalog?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13192798792372907090 Joseph

    For a person with only one leg, I am amazed at how straight and erect you stand. Love that zimarra and western looking sundance chapeau

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07122202759539647323 joan
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03909403492050641160 Dubitor

    So when do you plan to blow up Parliament?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17924155019443747069 Bingles

    The cloak rocks!! I wish more young clergy would wear them. While I’m all for hats, and do like your semi-cow boy hat (I wear “gangster” fedoras myself), the biretta would REALLY complete this look. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01217803265500691558 Martha

    Hey Fr. L.,The Lyric Opera of Chicago ticket takers wear these cloaks as they stand by the front door and take tickets. Any chance you could supply some cloaks for us? You look quite dashing! Would you like to have a “go” as ticket taker?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04446241126728692642 Paul Stilwell

    G.K. Chesterton is looking down from heaven and bemusing, “Well there’s a jolly outfit…but where’s his sword cane?”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06830065132795330618 trailbee

    Hey, Fr. L, what’s up with the oh so forgotten footwear thingy???? So, is it polished Justin boots, Wellingtons, or size 11 W comfies, from Payless Shoes, for tired feet? The rest of the outfit shines.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16468550732181534405 Gretchen

    Smiles and more smiles. Love the fashion!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12373317560249811006 Fr Longenecker

    You caught me out. I was wearing my comfy slipons today. Those highly polished military riding boots with silver spurs are just so darned hard to pull on!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01562944653624224107 Adrienne

    And you’re already to play Dracula on Halloween. A twofer!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00098504849466846551 Arkanabar T’verrick Ilarsadin

    Love the black felt teardrop fedora, Father. I used to have one myself. It’s a very practical hat; it kept my hair, ears, and glasses dry in the rain, and was warm in winter.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14313101159848740722 GOR

    Good for you, Father! In my former life, the habit of the Order included a cloak but it was being phased out around the time of my entry and – like Marine Dress Blues – was only worn on special occasions.Fedoras were still de rigueur for street wear. So, while I no longer sport a cloak, I do retain the use of the fedora.Away with baseball caps! Bring back the fedora!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15261940312418634427 WordWench

    Please don’t be offended but this almost reminds me of Hugh Jackman’s outfit in “Van Helsing!” I love it!

  • http://openid.aol.com/tink7300 Elizabeth

    Yay! I told you in RCIA the other week that you looked very dashing. A sword is all that you lack.Though I must agree with Dubitor’s comment…if you ever come in wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, I will pee my pants laughing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06085979986006926002 Diane M. Korzeniewski

    Heheheheheee…..

  • http://openid.aol.com/tink7300 Elizabeth

    Unrelated question here. I was browsing a blog by an Eastern Catholic lady today, and she had posted some pictures of the Blessed Virgin dead and being mourned. I thought BVM ascended into heaven without dying? Did I misunderstand?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06375449214052411277 JoannaB

    Very Fetchingly Father Brown style for this winter season.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11599189563665780149 okie

    Uh oh, you awoke King Z…you better check out his blog!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17691145638703824456 kkollwitz

    Yikes…our model looks like he’s about to burn a witch!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12594214770417497135 Maureen

    V. nice look. :)Elizabeth — Everybody pretty much agrees that the Virgin Mary was assumed into Heaven body and soul, but there are two schools of thought on whether she tasted death first (like her Son) or didn’t have to die (like Elijah). You’re allowed to believe either way, but the Dormition (falling asleep/death) of Mary is how the Eastern folks refer to it. The oldest known version of the story has her kicking the bucket, but of course that doesn’t prove that there wasn’t an early non-death tradition running around. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17179868154089714942 Michael Hallman

    Remember, remember, the Fifth of November!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15000747762174079070 PraiseDivineMercy

    Hm… add a red scarf and you could be The Shadow in that awesome cloak.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15869553255053029062 Brandon

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12896735513158371547 MamaMidwife

    And you’re not writing for Vogue because?????Hee hee.For the record, I think it’s awesome when a priest LOOKS like a priest.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04289788488410025179 SK23584

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05887098452826936242 Suketu Kansara

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06003653387733753044 Rocky

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00011194184831411328 laikhra

    Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, A definite great read…anti keylogger

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