Clergy Stole Types
The type of stole you choose depends first on your vocation, and second, on preference.
A curved, shaped neck, narrow at the shoulders, widest at the ends
A mitered back, shaped neckline, and straight sides
The Western-style deacon stole has a sash that drapes the left shoulder, with tails that hang from the right hip, connected at the hip with a chain.
Also called a "monostole," this ancient vestment hangs down the font in a single panel with a V-back. This is the preferred vestment for UMC Licensed Pastors.
Sized for clergy with smaller frames, narrow stoles are also ideal as chaplain stoles
A mitered back, cord across the back of the neck, and straight sides