Even fashions for the clergy change every century or so. Fittingly, CM Almy, one of the largest American producers of clerical clothing, has been in business for generations.
“We have seasons, and items go in and out of style just like the fashion world,” says company president Stephen Fendler ’72 in The New York Times. But “our style changes are driven by evolutions in holy ceremonies. Nobody would call us the most fashion-forward company in the marketplace.”
Fendler’s family-run business also makes academic regalia, and has outfitted his college roommate, President Barry Mills ’72, as well as Professor of Government Paul Franco and Trustee emeritus Donald Zuckert ’56.