Custom Velvet 8 Sided Doctoral Tam

$59.95 Regular price $79.95
SKU: cus-tam-8
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Sizing Chart

(Please feel free to reference our sizing chart as you read on)

Sizing your cap and gown is easy!

The first measurement you need to know is your height.
We size our gowns by height, so if you are 5'5" you should choose the gown designated for the height range 5'3-5'5.
If you are 6'1 you would choose the gown designated for the height range 6'0" - 6'2".
The second measurement you should be aware of is the circumference around the largest part of your body, this is usually your chest or hips. This will determine if you need a wider gown which we refer to as FF or XL. Our FF or XL sizes are not longer, but only wider.
If you wear a tshirt size starting at XXL or larger our FF or XL sizes will most likely not fit. If you need an XXL or larger please send us an email and we will help you find the right gown!
If you chose your size using our guidelines, your gown length should fall somewhere below your knee, but above your ankle.
If you would like the gown to reach just above or slightly covering your shoes, please consider choosing the next size up.
This is also good advice for those planning to wear lifts, heels, platforms, etc.
Please feel free to take a look at our sizing chart to better understand how our gowns will fit.
If you have any additional questions please reach out and we will be more than happy to help you!


Custom Velvet 8 Sided Doctoral Tam - Standard / Gold is backordered or a custom product. Please allow additional processing time.

Note: This is a custom-made item and will take 4-6 weeks to receive. Get this great deal now before it's too late!

This custom tam features a velvet tam with your choice in velvet color and tassel. These are customizable for over 90% of American & Canadian universities & colleges. 

  • Material: Top - 100% Manmade Velvet, Hem - 100% Polyester Satin, Tassel - 100% 
  • Handmade
  • Weight: 10-12 oz

Professors pay homage to their Alma mater by getting this custom tam with the school color. Contact us about your school color and we will find you the perfect match. 

Below are some examples of schools that use a specific color. 

  • Emerald Green: University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, University of Honolulu, New School for Social Research, Michigan State University
  • Red: Stanford University, American University, University of Arizona-Tucson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Boston University, University of Kansas, Liberty University
  • Royal Blue: Case Western Reserve University, University of British Columbia, Texas A&M University
  • Gold: UCLA, UCSB, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, University of Colorado--Boulder
  • Maize/Antique Gold: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • White: University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount University, Philadelphia Divinity School, Oakland University (MI), Mississippi State University 
  • Gray/Silver: Georgetown University, University of William & Mary, Georgia State University, Barry University, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Purple: NYU, University of Washington, 
  • Orange: University of Texas-Austin, Princeton University, Florida University, 
  • Sky Blue: Columbia University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 
  • Maroon: Harvard University, University of Chicago, Virginia Commonwealth University, 
  • Forest Green: Cal Poly, Long Island University, Ohio State University-Athens, University of Vermont

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jacoba Hein (Almelo, OV)
Fit: Perfect Fit
If the cap fits...!

The doctoral tam arrived safely (in my home in the Netherlands) and was a wonderful fit. Beautifully made, I am very pleased with it.

shari weefur (Atlanta, GA)
Fit: Perfect Fit
Great customer service

Very satisfied. Would recommend.

Michele Graybeal (Kingsport, TN)
Fit: Perfect Fit
Great-looking tam, be aware of shipping time

High quality tam, very professional-looking, nice adjustable velcro fitting. This is a custom order, which means it will take weeks to get to you. I was rushed when I placed the order, so I missed that notice at the time.
I ordered the Olive Green (Pharmacy) version. It is challenging to find anything in this color that looks good, but this one does.