Shepherd & Woodward, the largest supplier of Academic Gowns and Robes to Oxford University announces the launch of its enhanced website for gowns, robes, regalia, and formal wear

July 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Oxford, UK – Shepherd & Woodward, the largest supplier of Academic Gowns and Robes to Oxford University announces the launch of its enhanced website. Changes to the Shepherd & Woodward website have been designed to make it easier for users to find the products and services they require, from the extensive range of academic gowns and robes for hire and purchase, formal wear and regalia. The website changes can be viewed at:, or alternatively call Shepherd & Woodward for more information on 01865 249491.

Oxford’s leading supplier of Academic Dress

Shepherd & Woodward offers an unrivalled selection of academic gowns & robes for purchase and hire as well as regalia for professional bodies, institutions and societies. It also offers a full design and advisory service. Located in the High Street, Shepherd & Woodward is Oxford’s leading supplier of academic and formal dress to Oxford University with over a century in the Academic Gown Trade.

Full details of its products and services can be found on the website, including information on: Judicial Gowns & Robes, Oxford University Student Gowns, Oxford University Graduate Gowns, Oxford University Masters Lace Gowns, Oxford University Bachelors Lace Gowns, Oxford University Robes and many more. Gowns and robe accessories on offer for hire and purchase include: Doctors' Hoods, Masters' Hoods, Dean Burgon Shape, Bachelors' Hoods, MA Hoods, BA Hoods as well as a range of Headwear and Accessories.

Largest supplier of Academic Gowns and Robes to Oxford University

The vast majority of Shepherd & Woodward’s academic wear is made in its own work rooms in Oxford, and academic gowns requiring embroidery are done in its own embroidery work shop in Oxford. Shepherd & Woodward is the largest supplier of Academic Gowns and Robes to Oxford University and has supplied Oxford undergraduates and post graduates for over 140 years. Every student, Fellow, Tutor and Don, in Oxford, knows that its knowledge of Academic regalia has no comparison, and its unique experience ensures that every detail can be guaranteed as correct.

Shepherd & Woodward makes gowns to fit all shapes and sizes. Robes and ceremonial regalia can be supplied for all academic institutions, universities, professional bodies and societies throughout the world, not just Oxford University. With its wealth of experience Shepherd & Woodward is well placed to advise you on the design of any new Academic wear you are thinking of creating. Academic wear can be made in many different fabrics, polyester, wool / cotton, poly / wool, cotton, silk and velvet, and in many different colours.

Other services offered by Shepherd & Woodward include: Freeman gowns and robes, Ceremonial Gowns for all occasions, Regalia for professional bodies, institutions, societies and a full design and advisory service. The website features special information on the Refurbishment Service and Bulk Orders for gowns, robes, regalia and accessories.

About Shepherd & Woodward

The Shepherd & Woodward Group of companies is comprised of Shepherd & Woodward in the High Street, Oxford and in Summertown, Walters of Oxford (Turl Street, Oxford) and The Varsity Shop (Castells & Son, Broad Street, Oxford).

The group is a major supplier to the City of Oxford and to the University of Oxford and many other universities around the world. The group also supplies the Federation of Mace Bearers with gowns. The Shepherd & Woodward Group is the only company in Oxford now manufacturing Academic regalia to the same high standards set over one hundred years ago. It has also been retailing in the City of Oxford for over 140 years from four locations and the company remains independent and under the same family ownership and management. Over the years our group has thrived and successfully met competition from multiples by specialising and providing quality and excellent first class service in all areas including Schoolwear, Menswear, Academic wear, University & College clothing, and Formalwear. Shepherd & Woodward has been the preferred gown supplier to the University of Tokyo for the pass 3 years.

Contact Details

Adrian Palfreyman (Managing Director)

Phone: 01865 249491

Shepherd & Woodward Ltd.
109 - 113 High Street
Oxford, OX1 4BT