Bentley & Simon robes are made like fine suits. They last almost forever. Ministers write us that they're "not replacing their robe, just getting another". A different color, for a different season or special commemoration. Bentley & Simon pulpit robes are designed with a button closure. Buttons allow for easy use of a microphone, allow for a smooth hanging front, and eliminate pulling the robe out of shape from constantly zipping and unzipping.