Thursday, February 11, 2010

FAIL

The Primate of England needs to seriously dial it down.

9 comments:

Simon Platt said...

Could be worse.

Father Robert Lyons said...

I see the Primate forgot his collar insert, and the other bishop doesn't appear to know how to wear his bands.

Father Robert Lyons said...

Let me further add... I have never felt it wise to wear a tab/tunnel collar shirt beneath a cassock. It simply looks terrible! I always wear a full neckband collar when I wear my cassock or my gown. If I am wearing an alb with a high neck or with an amice, then I'll skimp and wear a tab/tunnel collar.

Rob+

The Lakeland Two said...

At least that's Jesus on the miter, but the first time I've seen the "halo" as a rainbow.

He doesn't seem all that confident wearing it...Please don't take a picture of me...I know I'll end up on Bad Vestments....

WeepingCross said...

Hello, I've not posted here before but much enjoy the blog. Just as a tiny, tiny word in favour of Dr Sentamu, he did a couple of years ago rather ostentatiously cut up his collar on a TV news show and declared he'd never wear another one until Robert Mugabe had been slung out of Zimbabwe. The manufacturers were only grateful we didn't all follow suit.

Rob Barber said...

In response to Fr Roberts comment about the Archbishop's collar, I seem to remember he very pubclicly cut his clerical collar to shreds on live TV and said he would not wear it again while Robert Mugabe remained as President of Zimbabwe. I believe he's abandoned that now, but I suspect this photo was taken during his collar boycott

MamaMaria said...

That would go over well in San Francisco.

Cantor Nikolaos said...

I hate the tabs. So calvinist! At least Abp. Sentamu is dignified enough to not be wearing those evil tabs! Though, to be honest, I would not be seen in a cope like that!

Chris said...

The dubious relationship between the Primate of England's collar and Robert Mugabe aside, I think he's actually wearing stylised pictures of jazz musicians...I think they are from Jeeves & Wooster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-4r0-CrfbI