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Everything You Need to Know About Pope Francis' Robe Change

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We just got Poped! Welcome Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. Pope Francis I, to the Catholic Church's big time. While Pope Benedict XVI was a real clotheshorse and occasional athletic accessorize-er, we'll see if the new guy can keep up. If those transition-lensed glasses that he sported during his first papal appearance are any indication, the answer is maybe. Hop over the jump for a break down of the man of the hour's costume change.

1. The craftsmen of Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, papal tailors since the 18th century, ready the robes in sizes small, medium, and large.

2. According to the New York Times, the papal garb consists of "floor-length white wool cassock, a white sash, a white skullcap and, if he chooses, a scarlet mozzetta, as the waist-length garment worn over the robe is called." The whole outfit will be topped with a red velvet cape with a white fur border, making him appear like some sort of Catholic superhero. Breaking: Pope Francis forewent the scarlet mozzetta.

3. After the white smoke announced that the Cardinals had chosen the fresh Pope of the Vatican, he entered the Room of Tears, just a few feet away from the Sistine Chapel, to get fitted for his new role. (Been there, Pope. Fitting rooms can be unkind.)

4. Finally, Jorge Mario Bergoglio arrived in front of the cheering masses in all his Pope splendor, with the addition of transition-lensed, rounded glasses.
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