FAQ


Why should I get my vestments from Skepi Brothers?

Our driving purpose is to provide our priests and parishes with the best quality vestments–at leading value. As such, we employ some of the best tailors in Greece, each with over 20 years of experience making Orthodox vestments. 


Furthermore, our brocades and embroideries are all sourced directly  from local boutique producers dedicated to revitalizing the art of traditional Orthodox fabric making. 


Our direct partnerships enable us to tailor-make each order and accommodate personalized specifications with little to no additional cost.     

 

Where are Skepi Vestments made? 

All of our vestments are handmade in Greece. Our patterns are also produced exclusively in Greece. We work with two local producers: Zakar Hellas in Athens who specialize in brocade; and Amfion in Thessaloniki who specialize in embroidery. 

 

How Do Gift Cards work?

To buy a Skepi Brothers gift card start by selecting the gift card amount and proceed to check out. Upon purchase, the gift card will be sent to your email. Simply forward the email to your intended parish or priest. Our gift cards are delivered by email and contain easy redemption and checkout instructions. Our gift cards also have no additional processing fees and do not expire.

 

How long does it take Skepi Brothers to make a vestment?

Our typical turnaround time is between four to six weeks depending on the season, size of the order, and the number of current orders. During high-season, such as before Holy Pascha and in August-September (after the summer break), production time may be around 6-8 weeks.


What material do you use for the sticharions?

We offer sticharions in both cotton and polyester. Polyester sticharions are wrinkle resistant and have a bright, sheen finish. Cotton sticharions are light and breathable. The cotton vs. polyester selection is solely for the sticharion. 


Can I order individual pieces such as an epitrocheili or a set without an epigonation? 

Yes. All of our vestments sets are customizable. You may also order individual pieces separately. For individual and partial set pricing, please contact us at skepibrothers@gmail.com


How much does shipping cost? 

There is a flat $40 shipping fee for all vestment orders. 


Are you able to make vestments in the Athonite or "Russian" style?

Yes. Our vestments can be made in both the Byzantine (Greek) or Russian (Athonite) style. 


What are the payment methods?

We accept standard credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, and Apple Pay. We also accept cheques. Send us an email at skepibrothers@gmail.com for cheque payment instructions or any other questions. 


Why are embroidered vestments so much more expensive than brocade? 

Embroidery is an art form. The level of intricacy and sheer multitude of individual stitches involved in each pattern require a master's hand and dozens or precision instruments. Every feature of each icon or pattern is then hand sewn onto the vestment garment adding an entire level of complexity to the vestment making process. Historically , embroidered vestments could cost 10s of thousands of dollars. With our partnership with Amfion, we are pleased to offer 

 

Do you make/sell cassocks?

At this time we do not offer cassocks. To keep updated on our news and product updates, please consider subscribing to our newsletter on our website or finding us on Facebook.


Are there any opportunities to get discounts or special deals?

We offer all seminarians a special ordination discount. Email us at skepibrothers@gmail.com to learn more. 

 

How do I know my vestment will fit? 

Typically fit issues are a result of inaccurate measurements. We conduct a measurement check for each order where tailors cross-check each measurement for discrepancies. As such, we usually catch any potential measurement issue. However should there be an issue with the fit, we will work with you to resolve any reasonable alteration needs. 

 

What is your return policy? 

As Skepi Vestments are custom-made to order, we do not accept returns. We will provide an exchange within 30 days of receiving the order if the vestment is faulty or does not meet our quality standards. 


We do not accept returns or exchanges if the item has been worn or used. We want you to be happy with your vestment. If you have any issues with your purchase in any way, please contact us as soon as possible upon receipt and we will work with you to resolve any issues to your satisfaction.


What is The Good Nous?

The Good Nous, is an independent, bimonthly journal based in Thessaloniki, that explores the rich heritage of the Orthodox life. Skepi Brothers is a proud sponsor of The Good Nous which is also operated by its founders Michael and Andreas Boosalis. 


How can I contribute to The Good Nous?

If you have any articles you would like to share or would be interested in writing something for one of our bimonthly journals we would love to work together. Send us an email or send us a message on Facebook and we will discuss further.