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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.)