This 12-piece Solemn set was commissioned by the most resourceful priest I've ever met. While traveling in Ireland as yet a seminarian, he visited the glorious Saints Peter and Paul Church in County Cork designed by A.W. Pugin.

He was so inspired by the original vestments they had carefully preserved, so much so that he had the exact silk milled and detailed patterns taken. Pugin's masterful use of symbols in a straightforward and manly composition is truly timeless.

The photos above show the original antique pieces next to the new ones for your enjoyment.