Clergy vests (kontorassa) are a garment adaptation from the exorason: when priests in Greece began driving, they had their exorasa made hip length for ease of getting in and out of cars. Eventually, the sleeves were left off and what remained is the modern day kontorasson or clergy vest. This garment is very practical as it can save the front of a much more expensive cassock from daily wear and tear and it has handy pockets. I offer two versions: Performance fabric and wool.


Kontorassa (clergy vests) are available in standard sizes (M, L, XL, XXL, & XXXL) for immediate shipment and can also be custom-tailored if needed (please inquire via email for custom tailoring).


The performance fabric clergy vest comes with hidden button placket, patch pockets, bias-bound armholes and faced neck placket. It is machine washable and terrific for daily/frequent wear. Price is $160 (including shipping).

Please note: I am currently working on releasing a line of budget-friendly performance fabric vests, so the few custom made ones I have left are marked down. I should have the new ones available Spring 2021. Please sign up for the emails if you'd like to be notified when they are available.


The wool clergy vest comes is fully lined (100% rayon bemberg lining) and comes with hidden button placket and welt pockets. It is great is you want either a natural fiber garment or a vest that is a bit dressier. Price is $195 (including shipping).



Kontorasson (clergy vest)

  • Medium fits a chest of 38-41"

    Large fits chest of 42-45" 

    XLarge fits chest of 46-48"

    XXLarge fits chest of 50-52"