Originally Posted by archangel04
Very nice! Too bad I don't see them selling cassocks. Question, can a permanent deacon wear a dalmatic like the ones they sell on that site, while serving the OF? If they can I think I just fount a gift for a good friend that I know. I just fear that the priest might not like it because they would not "blend" in with each other, the priest uses simple cheap garment that look like they are form the 70s.
The only still valid rubrical changes to vesture between 1962 and now that I'm aware of:
1: The maniple is no longer normative (it's still permitted)
2: The Amice and Cincture are now optional if the cut and fit of the alb are sufficient.
3: Certain regional aboriginal adaptations have been granted in limited areas (Including Alaska)
4: Instituted Acolytes may vest as subdeacons (since 1965)
5: The biretta is now optional.
6: leather shoes are not required; shoes are not required when it violates local traditions of respect (Japan, india) as noted by their episcopal conferences. Black leather shoes are still normative where it doesn't violate local traditions of respect.
I've seen fiddlebacks worn for folk masses, and seen photos of ample full circle chasubles worn before VII (With maniple).
The primary difference between the old fiddleback-style dalmatics and my Dad's dalmatics is not cut (his pattern was taken from a 1932 dalmatic used at Holy Family Cathedral), but in the lack of an orphrey and decorations... his are plain fabric, often very nice fabric, with matching stoles and minimal decoration. They are to both his taste, and that of most of the pastors he's served with, and also to the tastes of the bishop who ordained him. Simple, rugged, washable vestments.
My personal favorite is his dusty rose for Gaudate and Laetarae sundays... moire upholstery silk. It's VERY tough. It was a 3 yd endlot on sale for under $10 a yard (down from $40, back in 1982). I helped make that set.