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Does anyone know the name for this style of academic robe? I’ve been searching high and low for something like this, to no avail.

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In the UK, a graduation gown probably. Often trimmed with different colours (degree, university etc not sure exactly) :D

Some of our teachers wore them. Occasionally a mortar board as well.
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On its own it is a gown. Part of a graduate’s academic dress at UK universities. For formal occasions it is usually worn with a hood and sometimes a mortar board.
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Hi Drew

I've just done a quick search and came across.

GowningStreet.Co.uk which made me chuckle, but there are also loads on Amazon.

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So is this just the standard graduation gown? I thought perhaps it was something slightly different an unique. Does it look like it’s just a typical gown simply worn open rather than zipped? It’s also the nature of the sleeves that grabbed my attention.

I’ve searched under academic robes, academic gowns, graduation robes, and graduation gowns. All turned up the same fairly standard BA style gown.

Thanks all!
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@jkbarnes Drew, UK gowns tend not to be zipped. Formal academic dress at Oxford was "subfusc" - dark suit, white shirt & bow tie. Standard undergraduate "commoner's" gown was short and sleeveless (photo age 18 in 1975)

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BA gown and hood after graduation (1979). The picture was with my uncle as my father had sadly died a few months earlier.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 5:17 pm UK gowns tend not to be zipped….
Ahhh, excellent info! Thank you @Amor Vincit Omnia.
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The male school teachers used to wear something similar when I was a lad. The tougher of them often had "the belt" (leather strap they administered to your hands for bad behaviour i.e. corporal punishment) draped over their shoulder in a threatening manner :problem:

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Thegreyman wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:41 pm The male school teachers used to wear something similar when I was a lad.
That's what I'm on the look out for!
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jkbarnes wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:44 pm
Thegreyman wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:41 pm The male school teachers used to wear something similar when I was a lad.
That's what I'm on the look out for!
I'm sure you can find these a number of places but a quick search on ebay

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Thegreyman wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:41 pm The male school teachers used to wear something similar when I was a lad. The tougher of them often had "the belt" (leather strap they administered to your hands for bad behaviour i.e. corporal punishment) draped over their shoulder in a threatening manner :problem:

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nbg wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 10:50 pm
Thegreyman wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:41 pm The male school teachers used to wear something similar when I was a lad. The tougher of them often had "the belt" (leather strap they administered to your hands for bad behaviour i.e. corporal punishment) draped over their shoulder in a threatening manner :problem:

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jkbarnes wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 4:28 pm So is this just the standard graduation gown? I thought perhaps it was something slightly different an unique. Does it look like it’s just a typical gown simply worn open rather than zipped? It’s also the nature of the sleeves that grabbed my attention.

I’ve searched under academic robes, academic gowns, graduation robes, and graduation gowns. All turned up the same fairly standard BA style gown.

Thanks all!
You know when you retire, you will only need for this for a costume party (we call it fancy dress). :D
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Is it for a game of Teachers and Matrons with Mrs Drew? :D
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