I've been interested in the Monastery having cowls avaliable for sometime. I contacted Garb World and they are looking into it. Basically I asked if they could do the robes, but finish them off at the waist to make a sweatshirt type thing. I'd love to get an idea of how many others are interested (bulk rates, monogramming/insignia, etc.).
Also, we'd in fact probably want some sort of insignia eventually I'd imagine? If anyone wants to whip up some ideas that'd be great, previous ideas can be found within. A single buddha over perlmonks is probably the best out of those I think, but not quite true to form for a robe (not that much would be ;-). Maybe something simple (the name of the font is Naked Monk :-D)?
perl -pew "s/\b;([mnst])/'$1/g"