Clergy fashions

Clergy fashions

Apropos of our discussion of priests wearing their collar while they are out, I give you the following.

You may have seen these already, but I found them hilarious. Model behaviour: “Where on God’s earth do ecclesiastic outfitters dig up their models?! You know, those people employed to model cassocks, albs and the like for their catalogues?”

Some of the jokes are obviously intended for a British audience because I didn’t understand the lingo or get the pop culture reference. But others are hysterical across cultures. I particularly liked: “Wind of the Spirit”, “Simple”, “Grim Reaper”, “Clergy Maternity-Wear”, and “Fr. Herbert needs a bib”, but they’re all funny. Oh, and evidently a “hooker” in Scotland is not the same thing it is here.

(Remember that old Wendy’s commercial from the 1980s that portrayed a Soviet fashion show? It was the same stocky, middle-aged woman in a shapeless gray dress, dressed exactly the same for swimwear, eveningwear, and daywear. For some reason it reminded me of that.)

  • Funny! However, as I recall they could have used actual CofE (or Cof Scotland, in this case) clergy and the result would not have been much different. Now you know where our of rugby terminology as Dom was. And in that photo on the site, the guy’s build, perfect for a hooker, is the joke.

    And no, GOR, it’s the Episcopal Church of Scotland “in this case.” The Church of Scotland is a whole different entity that … um … has no use for such ungodly popish gaudiness.