I know Madge doesn’t look much like your granddad, but she was handy. These are just about my favorite men’s robes – with the black satin accents. Not easy to find now!
This is such a classic style that it’s difficult to be sure what decade it’s from. The pattern is helpful and the type of material, as well as other clues. The satin trim is rare, as is the Sanforized cotton fabric.
Almost every old movie has scenes with men at home, wearing something like this. especially if the man is enjoying his leisure hours. It really takes me back to classic cinema. Beats a track suit any day.
The thing about this style is that it is also deadly attractive on women. There’s something very fun and sexy about wearing your partner’s clothing once in a while – from shirts and PJs to robes, sweaters and jackets. Other stuff doesn’t usually work too well.. . . . . . . . . . . . .
I have another similar one which I’ll show later; it’s in a different fabric. Perfect costume for film noir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After all that running around to cold and dark hideaways, searching out the best in true vintage fashion, I’m ready to curl up in front of the fire for the Holidays! Nothing could be nicer than this silky soft robe, made especially touchable by vintage Triacetate fabric.
As soon as I felt it and noted the maker’s name, I knew that it was a worthy pick. The details are very nice, it’s virtually “new” and soooooooooo comfy and elegant.
I wish for you, too, all the best of Comforts and Joys!
With all the features of a fine men’s at-home lounge-wear garment, this robe may have been a bespoke item, though probably ordered through the menswear department of a large store. Alas, the original belt has gone missing but – amazing surprise – I have material that is a great match to make a replacement! It’s such a project to find matching/coordinating colors and fabric types for a job like this that I’m really fortunate in this case.
Another rare find that just caused me to jump for joy when I discovered it . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A bit rumpled, but perfect! This was a higher-end men’s garment and an indispensable wardrobe item for men in the mid-century. A well-made bathrobe for elegant at-home time was worn by many men every day.
Lovely cotton, rayon and silk were commonly-used fabrics in mid-century and, like their street-wear brothers, these lounge-wear garments were well-tailored and elegant. I’m SO thrilled to uncover another one of these, which is a rare find (my favorite!)
I encounter a lot of rare finds, but they’re all different, so the surprises never stop! Stay tuned – you just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With winter coming, I just couldn’t pass this one up. Although it’s got some issues and is not my color, I’m going to keep it to wear around the house on a chilly day when I want the quilted comfort of a true vintage robe.
Not into yellow? Well, I can dye it! Yes, this robe is made of acetate, which will accept dye well – at least in my previous experience. So, crimson or hot pink will make a pretty coral color that will warm me up on cold, snowy mornings . . . . . . .
As an aside, don’t try dying at home unless you are experienced or don’t mind having a mistake (maybe a BIG mistake, depending on the garment). It’s a great way to learn, but do so with caution.
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