Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Where did you get that outfit!

Luther Punk posted some really interesting pictures of famous folks in their liturgical garb and wondered if maybe wardrobe should be a future topic of ecclesiastical dialog. His entries for craziest outfit of the day were:



But I would like to counter with these two.






What ever happened to basic black? Or white? Or off white? But pink?!? Not this preacher! Mmm-hmm-mmm.

9 comments:

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

well i would wear the pink... the other one well it looks like they needed fabric so they skinned the couch alive...but hey that's just me.

and to think i was worried about what to pair with palazzos and people are wearing this kind of stuff? yowza...

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

oh wait i forgot...is that Jimmy Buffet or the pope and his entourage?

RevHRod said...

Hot cup, you made me laugh out loud- twice!

Pastor David said...

AH!

I saw LP's post, but I like your additions. I have seen the multi-colored cassock and cope you posted - I think its almy.

I guess I'll never get it. One of my prof's used to say "Alb means 'white' - you can't have an offwhite white" - I think you can safely add pink to that. If you're wearing an Alb - you're wearing white. Its not a fashion show, its historic and symbolic.

My wife thinks I'm a curmudgeon about things liturgical. I just think I'm sane. :)

RevHRod said...

But what did the prof say about cassocks? I always thought they were black, sometimes red or maybe that purple that the Episcopalians like so much. But this robe is a cassock, meant to be worn without a surplice and it's pink! And it's shiny! And it has a woven pattern! Blech!

RuthRE said...

Hmmm, maybe it's because I play the ukulele, but I almost like what that wacky german has on....

However PINK...blech.
How do you feel about the Lydia pink tab shirts?

Pastor David said...

Clergy shirts should be black ... maybe gray. Ok, white too, if it is a dressy occassion. If the symbol is going to be used, don't go altering with it.

As to the pink cassock - cassock's are long, winter clergy shirts. Black. The red or purple is a sign of office - any clergy are welcome to wear red or purple is they are also a cardinal or a bishop, respectively. Or white, if they are the Roman Pontiff.

Which goes double for all the Protestant clergy walking around in red or purple clergy shirts. Save it for the bishops and cardinals.

But I should stop, I could rant all day about the clerical abuse of symbols and signs.

RevHRod said...

Okay, David, calm down. You do realize that not everyone feels so symbolically about clergy shirts, right? Some people think that variety is nice. They think it's a fashion statement and all.....

I however live in the realm of "the men in black" so I tend to shy away from anything more severe than gray clerics.

Pentecostal son said...

The pink is a bit much for me, however the simplicity and elegance of the cut would be better served in white. Grey and black in this case would look too Star Trek.

As for the colors in general, Blue and Red were also a significant color with the clergy throughout history. And Tunics, sashes and pants also.

As to the off-white bit: We only just got the ability to distinguish the difference with fabric.

But hey, such is life...