The eight-sided tam is made of our finest black plush velvet, which is recognized worldwide as the industry standard. A yellow silk tassel is included with the tam. A gold bullion tassel can be included for an additional $20.
What is the difference between the silk and the gold bullion tassels?
First the similarities: The silk and gold bullion tassels are identically shaped (you can see the bulbous shape in the pictures), and both are produced from fine material. The gold bullion tassel has greater shine and is hand-made, therefore it is more expensive.
The choice of which tassel to select is a personal preference. Some prefer the silk, some like the metallic gold bullion. Silk tassel comes standard on all tams.
Tam: Plush Velvet
- Eight-sided doctoral tam made with 100% plush black velvet
- Three sizes available, each tam has an adjustable velcro on the back
- Doctoral/PhD graduates often wear tams instead of mortarboard caps
- All tams have attached tassels. The silk tassel included for $90
- Gold bullion tassel can be purchased for an additional $20
Best quality regalia I've found
My tam felt like it was the right size (finally, after years of wearing one that was just a bit too small) and looked really nice, in contrast to the cheap-looking rental robes and accessories we usually get. Delivery was super fast and customer service was very responsive.
Very nice tam
I thought it was a little expensive when looking at it on the website, but I was impressed with the quality once it arrived.
Gorgeous and so comfortable
I purchased a tam. The Velcro closure unable a perfect fit. It was the first time (ever) that I felt entirely comfortable in a tam. Thank you!
Excellent service, excellent product and it arrived when it was supposed to arrive. Good company.