Hi There!

Our family business started in 1998 on the premise that high-quality, well made doctoral regalia should be affordable to all graduates.

We got our start when my uncle was getting his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1998 and realized how expensive regalia sets were.

He turned to his sister, my aunt, who had more than 20 years of experience in the textile and garment industry. Seeing a greater need for affordable but high-quality regalia, they launched CAPGOWN at Stanford University, in cooperation with the ASSU Stanford Store.

Prior to CAPGOWN, such regalia had been prohibitively expensive for most new graduates. Grads buying through the bookstore would pay high prices because there are three to four middle men.

In 2016, I started to work with my uncle, Albert, and aunt, Nora, to learn the business and eventually took over.

We slowly expanded our high quality regalia to other Universities and today we proudly serve the graduate communities from the most distinguished universities in the world.

At CAPGOWN, we our proud to use our expertise in the garment industry and a direct to consumer approach to make sure you get high quality affordable regalia.



Farbod Farzin

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We want our customers to be completely satisfied with their purchase! Therefore, we offer no-hassle returns,  if you are unhappy with your regalia, we will fully refund your purchase

"Best deal in town! Great quality at a reasonable price."

Abelardo P., Ph.D., | University California

"Better quality for half the cost! Would definitely recommend."

Daniel G., Ph.D. | MIT

"This was a truly fantastic customer service experience. I’d highly recommend."

Erica R., Ph.D. | Stanford University

"It was a decision that was worth every dollar I spent!"

Halie W., Ph.D. | University of Michigan

Why choose CAPGOWN....

Premium Quality

Our products are made with super-premium fabrics! Plush velvet, breathable crepe, and luxurious satin. Plus, our gowns have pockets!


Our direct to customer model ensures we can offer the best prices without skimping on quality. With our regalia, you can save up to $600!

Customer Service

Hundreds of positive 5 star reviews say it all! We offer quick and friendly service with free shipping both ways. If you are not happy with your order, just reach out to us and we’ll assist you right away.