Cuts and styles

 

Haec sacra indumenta non Ministrorum ornatui,
sed ecclesiasticae functionis decori inserviunt.
(Decreta S.R.C., §2578, Dub. IV)

 

In the pictures: paper patterns of a solemn set owned by cardinal Cesare Baronio (XVI century), made by the Fiducia Tantum workshop – courtesy of the parish church of Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova) – Rome.

The search for the iconic models of an era, and in particular the most authentic Roman cuts, is one of the main activities of Fiducia Tantum.

Careful investigation has led us to produce patterns of ancient vestments preserved in the sacristies of Roman basilicas.

Our research

Historical cuts

As Aristotle teaches, the matter is for the form, and the form is for the end. For this reason, Fiducia Tantum believes the value of a liturgical vestment lies not only in the materials used, but also in the quality and wearability of the cut.

Indeed, the matter of the shape to be given to a vestment should question the tailor just as much as that of his materials. In this regard, the Roman rite exhibits a complex history, made up of slow evolutions and as many deviations.

Our research

Historical cuts

As Aristotle teaches, the matter is for the form, and the form is for the end. For this reason, Fiducia Tantum believes the value of a liturgical vestment lies not only in the materials used, but also in the quality and wearability of the cut.

Indeed, the matter of the shape to be given to a vestment should question the tailor just as much as that of his materials. In this regard, the Roman rite exhibits a complex history, made up of slow evolutions and as many deviations.

In the pictures: paper patterns of a solemn set owned by cardinal Cesare Baronio (XVI century), made by the Fiducia Tantum workshop – courtesy of the parish church of Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova) – Rome.

The search for the iconic models of an era, and in particular the most authentic Roman cuts, is one of the main activities of Fiducia Tantum.

Careful investigation has led us to produce patterns of ancient vestments preserved in the sacristies of Roman basilicas.

Our vestments cuts

«Saint Peter» cut

With this name we designate all those vestments cut according to the classical Roman style, in use in Rome especially in the twentieth century and characterized by smaller proportions and more regular lines than the earlier Roman styles.

In particular, Fiducia Tantum reproduces vestments of the popes of the 20th century, kept in the sacristy of Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

«Pius IX» cut

This is a line of vestments developed o, the basis of a solemn set which belonged to Bl. Pope Pius IX, slightly modified to incorporate some details typical of the Baroque era.

«Card. Baronio» cut

This is a wide and generous cut, typical of sixteenth-century Rome.

The patterns of the «Card. Baronio» cut were taken from a solemn set belonging to Cardinal Baronio and kept in Rome at the parish of Santa Maria in Vallicella (Chiesa Nuova).

Pictures non yet available.

«Saint Pius V» cut

A wide and generous cut typical of sixteenth-century Rome.

The patterns for the “San Pio V” cut were made from a solemn set belonging to Pope St. Pius V and kept in Rome at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Pictures not yet available.

Florentine cut

This style is made according to the proper use of Florence.

Pictures not yet available.

French cut

This is the style typical of the French tradition, characterized by more adherent and reduced shapes, and by a cross on the back.

Spanish cut

This particular style is in use in the Iberian tradition.

Pictures not yet available.

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