What are Lawful Garments? 

  • Clean garments are identified by what is according to the law. Garments or apparel contrary to the law are unlawful. Unlawful apparel includes clothing made of wool and linen woven together. One would also need to wear four fringes with at least one thread of blue in each of the fringes upon the corners or borders of one's garment. We are taught not to set a stumbling block before our brother {Rom 14:13}, so clothing with unlawful images upon it are not convenient for believers to help others understand the images are unlawful; Unlawful images means, any likeness of the creatures of Alahayim's creation. 

Unlawful Images

  • We are not to make the likenesses of any creatures nor put them upon our clothing.

Exo 20:4  

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:


From H4327; something portioned (that is, fashioned) out, as a shape, that is, (indefinitely) phantom, or (specifically) embodiment, or (figuratively) manifestation (of favor): - image, likeness, similitude.


  • It is a custom of the nations to make the likenesses of living creatures upon their clothing. 

Jasher 74: 14

And king Azdrubal had a very beautiful daughter, whose name was Ushpezena, and all the men of Africa embroidered her likeness on their garments, on account of her great beauty and comely appearance.

Jer 10:1  

Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 
Jer 10:2  

Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 
Jer 10:3  

For the customs of the people are vain:....


  • On the other hand for believers it is not lawful to paint images of  any creatures.

4Ma 17:7

And had it been lawful for us to paint, as some artist, the tale of thy piety, would not the spectators have shuddered at the mother of seven sons suffering for righteousness' sake multitudinous tortures even unto death?

Clean materials for Garments

  • In scripture, garments include headdress (wraps/caps), shirts, coats, undergarments, belts, underwear, dresses, skirts, robes and pants. Garments do not include socks, gloves, and shoes so they may be interwoven of any appropriate material. Our garments must not be made of wool and linen together, but they can be made of any other appropriate material woven together.   

Deuteronomy 22:11

[11]Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.

Leviticus 19:19

Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee. 

  • For edification, If you have a linen shirt and a woolen undershirt, it's lawful because the two materials are not woven together. We are not to wear a garment of wool and linen woven together because it is for the priests alone.

The Works of Flavius Josephus book 4 chapter 8 paragraph 11

Let not any one of you wear a garment made of woolen and linen, for that is appointed to be for the priest alone.



  • We are commanded to wear  fringes on the corners of the garment or the borders of the garment. There must be a thread of blue within the fringes regardless of what other colors one may use. This requirement is to fulfill all righteousness of the law. When we dress, at least one of the garments, either shirt, dress, blouse, or skirt, must have 4 fringes on the corners of the garment to fulfill the law.

Deuteronomy 22:12
[12]Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest

Numbers 15:38-40

38  Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

39  And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Ahayah, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

40  That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your Alahayim.

Where Fringes must be placed on Garments

  • According to Numbers 15:38 fringes must be placed in the "borders"H3671 of your garments. Meaning the point where your garment ends closes to the ground. 

H3671   (Strong)


From H3670; an edge or extremity; specifically.. (of a garment or bed clothing) a flap, (of the earth) a quarter, : -  + bird, border, corner, end, , X quarters, skirt,  uttermost part, wing ([-ed]).


1    the farthest or outermost point or section; termination  

2    the greatest or most intense degree  

Uttermost Part:

1    most remote or outermost; farthest:

Concerning what color blue is according to scripture:

  •  The word for blue is different than the word for purple in the scriptures.  The word for "purple " is the word ארגמן H173 in the scriptures. The word תכלת H8504 means "blue" as it says in the scriptures.

Exodus 25:4
And blue H8504, and purple H713, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats
Original: תכלת
Strong's Definition: Probably for H7827; the cerulean mussel, that is, the color (violet) obtained therefrom or stuff dyed therewith: - blue

  • In simplicity, the definitions shows the word for purple is not the same word as the word for blue in the scriptures nor in the Hebrew language. The word תכלת H8504 is describing "the cerulean mussel" and if you google what it looks like, the mussel is in different kinds (shades) of blue. It ranges from dark blue, light blue, and up to a dark violet color, which contains blue and red of a mixed shade. The color violet is actually made with blue. The dark blue colors are very close to dark violet colors. The color "indigo" is a good example of how blue and violet are so close together.

Also the color "Cerulean" is blue:

  • The fact that the definition has "violet" and "blue" just shows that fringes can range in different colors of blue through reddish-blue making violet. We just have to be sure we have some kind of blue/reddish-blue (Violet shade) thread in our fringes. At least one thread has to be a blue. If you want to wear "cerulean blue" it is righteous. If you want to wear another kind of blue in the spectrum of blue or violet, it is still blue like the law commands so it is righteous. You are not breaking the law once you have on at least one thread (ribband H6616) of blue in the fringe to fulfill the righteousness of the law.

Socks & Shoes

According to Hebrew definition, law, and precepts, socks and shoes are lawful to be of any mixed fabrics or appropriate materials. To confirm the edification, it is written "our garments H899 and our shoes H5275.."Joshua 9:11, which substantiates that garments and shoes are two different words, nor do they have the same meaning. Also bed sheets, towels, curtains, and pillow cases can be of any appropriate material according to the law since they are not garments or apparel.



H899 garments

from 898; a covering, i.e. clothing; also treachery or pillage:— apparel, cloth(-es, ing), garment, lap, rag, raiment, robe, X very (treacherously), vesture, wardrobe.


BDB Definition: mixed stuff, fabric of mixed weave, linsey-woolsey a) a kind of cloth forbidden for garments. Strong's: probably of foreign derivation; linsey- woolsey, i.e. cloth of linen and wool carded and spun together:— garment of divers sorts, linen and wollen.

H5275 shoes

from 5274; BDB Definition: sandal, shoe. Strong's Definition: properly, a sandal tongue; by extens. a sandal or slipper (sometimes as a symbol of occupancy, a refusal to marry, or of something valueless):— dryshod, (pair of) shoe((-latchet), -s).

  • Here are examples of the differentiation between shoes and garments, to understand they are not viewed in the same light according to the law.

Exodus 3:5
[5]And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
(This is because the shoes were unclean, yet when one is not in an holy place, it was no transgression of the law to wear the same shoes seeing as though Moses kept those shoes on to go deliver the Children of Israel.)
Joshua 9:13
[13]And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments
and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.
(Notice they mention their garments and shoes, because shoes and garments are not one in the same. This example confirms that garments according to the law do not include footwear.)
Luke 15:22
[22]But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe,G4749 and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes G5266 on his feet:
(notice the robe is the garment and the shoes are for footwear.)


G4749 robe

from 4724; equipment, i.e. (specially), a "stole" or long-fitting gown (as a mark of dignity):— long clothing (garment), (long) robe.

G5266 shoes

from 5265; something bound under the feet, i.e. a shoe or sandal:— shoe

Acts 7:33
[33]Then said Ahayah to him, Put off thy shoes G5266 from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

  • May Ahayah be magnified for his revelations and understanding in his law. Sock are not mentioned as garments in the sight of Alahayim because they are considered footwear, hence there is not transgression if they be of mixed fabrics of appropriate materials. as it is written, "where there is no law, there is no transgression."  High heels are not a transgression of the law, but should be worn in a modest fashion not to incite lust.