Roman vestments are “medieval” vestments. Gothic vestments were kept in Northern Europe while Roman Vestments were kept in SOuthern Europe. Learn up your history.
I prefer Roman vestments becuase they emphasize the Romanness of the Roman Catholic Church and they are nothing like what Protestants wear for their liturgies.
The Roman vestments also have their regional variations such as the Polish, Spanish, French and et cetera
[quote=Nota Bene]Your poll is misleading…
You list “Gothic Vestments and Fiddleback” (two distinct styles) as a choice, but you fail to mention “Gothic” by itself or “Gothic and Medieval.”
You’re trying to skew the results or you don’t know how to set-up a poll…
I much prefer the gothic and medieval chasubles which are the same as the “modern” design compared to the “fiddlebacks” (Roman or French chasubles) which look a great deal like bulletproof vests. In brief, they look silly.
Fiddlebacks were considered funny looking even back in the old days. Clergy were prohibited from buying new chasubles in either gothic or medieval designs. They could however continue to wear what was already stocking the sacristy and many wore their chasubles until they truned to rags, lest they resort to wearing the bulletprooof vests.
“Modern” chasubles today are most commonly produced in the* gothic* (very full, almost square) and *medieval *(less full, more rounded) designs today and that’s what I far prefer.
I like fiddlebacks for their historical value, but that dosen’t keep them from looking foolish…