About Us



In the past, such regalia have been prohibitively expensive for most new graduates. CAPGOWN was founded in 1998 on the premise that a high-quality, well-made doctoral regalia should be affordable.

CAPGOWN is a family owned and operated business. We got our start when a family member was getting his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1998. He wanted regalia made of high-quality materials so that it would last for many years to come. Unfortunately, his options were unimpressive and very expensive. Turning to his Sister, who has over 20 years of experience in the textile and garment industry, she was able to produce his regalia with exceptional materials at a reasonable price. When other students started to ask if his sister could make their gowns, we saw an opportunity to offer doctoral regalia to other Ph.D. candidates who want the same high-quality product at a great price. In cooperation with the ASSU Stanford Store, CAPGOWN was able to serve Stanford University students in 1999. Today, we proudly serve the Ph.D. communities of the most distinguished universities in the world/ Some of their comments can be found on our Testimonials Page

At CAPGOWN, we use our expertise in the garment industry to produce our doctoral regalia. We use only premium materials and skillfully craft those materials into the finest doctoral regalia available.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We want our customers to be completely satisfied with their purchase. Therefore, we offer a no-hassle return policy in which you may return any item for a full-refund. See Returns & Exchange page for full details.

Why Choose Us?

We never skimp on QUALITY.

Our products are made only with premium fabrics. We use plush, soft velvet on our caps and gowns to deliver an elegant look and feel. We have sourced the best quality polyester crepe to ensure impeccable draping and satin that provides a luxuriously smooth sheen. Find out more about the materials we use.

Our gowns are expertly crafted and we pay great attention to detail. Our regalia adhere to the standards stated by the Intercollegiate Code of Academic Costume. We ensure that we meet each university’s requirements, so you can be confident that the color and style of our gowns meet your institution’s specifications.

We proudly stand by the quality and design of our regalia and are confident that you will look and feel great on the big stage!

Contact Us

In case of technical difficulties or inquiries, please contact us at support@capgown.com or call (213) 377-0211.

Correspondence, checks, and returns should be addressed to: 

Ceremonial Attire, Inc.

2630 Humboldt St
Los Angeles, CA 90031 

Ceremonial Attire, Inc. (capgown.com) is an independent company and is not affiliated with, nor sponsored by, any university.