Richard Cook's Profile
In 1984, I left my nursing career to enter seminary. At seminary I needed a clergy wardrobe for student work. Being naturally frugal and gifted in sewing, I developed my own patterns for an alb, cassock, surplice and stoles. When my seminary mates saw my superior tailoring they asked for custom sewn robes.
Voila! Man of the Cloth was born as a custom clergy tailoring service.
Following ordination in 1987 I put Man of the Cloth tailoring to rest while serving seven years in parish ministry followed by twelve years in Africa in Bible translation. After a brief stint back in nursing, I have again been recalled to tailoring by circumstances that could only be crafted by the Lord. I am offering albs, cassocks, surplices, stoles and other custom ecclesiastical textile art.
- Born on November 11
- Joined June 16, 2011