Bespoke Clerical Millinery for the Discerning Clergyman

Friday, 1 April 2011

Red Alert

Here we have a Canon’s or Dean’s biretta. It has a red tuft and red lining. Some have red piping, should the pom-pom not on its own not quite strike the right note.


  1. Is that a pom-pom or a tassel? It looks quite like a tassel.

    Also, your text isn't showing up in the feed, for some reason.

  2. Anyone from Chhicago remember The Lady in Red story, later a popular song got spawned. Mike+ Rochester, MN

  3. Are we having tech issues? Please could any other readers comment as at present we are using Chrome to edit.


    Team DB

  4. Titus, it looks to me as if it is a pom pon that has not been unbound yet.

    Team DB, I have photographs of a Master's in Theology receiving his biretta. It is black with a red pom and piping.

  5. Well spotted, and my bad, it is indeed a tassel. But the two are relatively interchangeable.

    Andy, yes please! Send away.

  6. Really? That's interesting, I didn't know that: I assumed the tassels were peculiar to a few orders (like the CSC). Thanks for the clarification.

  7. I inherited a black biretta from our former Abbot. It has red piping and a red pom.
    Abbot David Cuthbert,OSB.