This vestment is based on the specifications made by Saint Charles Borromeo in the 16th century for the form of the chasuble. In shape, it is not dissimilar to the Saint Philip Neri chasuble, but it is more ample. Saint Charles held the view that the chasuble ought to be an all-enveloping garment. The ornamentation of these vestments is arranged in the Roman style, being a "Tau" ornament in the front and a column at the back, formed from braids and contrasting damask. The vestments can be made in a variety of qualities of fabric in all the Liturgical colours, and are fully lined.