Academic Glossary

D. Milne Tailors has been in the business of sales and rentals of academic regalia for over sixty years.

Outfitting both students and faculty, from kindergartens to universities, with top quality caps, gowns, and hoods, is what we pride ourselves in.

With a large inventory of rental items, we are able to service the individual order, right up to a large institution's requirements, and everything in between.

We also manufacture academic regalia from just about anywhere around the world. Each garment is custom made and given 100% attention to detail by our Head Tailor. This ensures a proper fit for each individual's needs. Please contact us for your specific requirements.

Whether it's our rental program you want to experience, or our top quality garments available for purchase, we're sure you will be completely satisfied with the services we have available.

General Description of academic gowns and hoods for Canadian Universities

  • The Bachelor's Gown is of the traditional style, with long pointed sleeves, panels down the front, and pleating around the yoke.
  • The Master's Gown is of the traditional style with closed sleeve that goes below the knee, and has a T slit between the shoulder and elbow. It has panels down the front, and pleating around the yoke.
  • The Doctoral Gown in Canada usually follows the patterns and styles set by the institutions in the United Kingdom, and each university decides its own specifications and colors.

American Academic Regalia

Institutions in the United States generally follow the inter-collegiate code, with a few exceptions. Please contact us for your specific requirements.

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