ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE MEN’S ITEM: CLASSIC TAILORED 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S COTTON BATH ROBE

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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FABULOUS 1950’S CLASSIC MEN’S SMOKING ROBE – RARE, RARE, RARE!!!

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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ANOTHER NEW FIND – A COMFY MID-CENTURY BATHROBE

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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.

P.S.  PLEASE VOTE THIS NOVEMBER.  IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED, OR AREN’T SURE ABOUT YOUR REGISTRATION, CHECK ON IT AND GET THAT DONE.

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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MY SECOND MEN’S BATHROBE FROM THE ’50’S – ’60’S, WITH A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VIBE

MY SECOND MEN'S BATHROBE FROM THE '50'S - '60'S, WITH A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT VIBE

You see how classic – this robe is made in the same style as the one I showed a few days ago, with the same, now rare, black satin trim. However, the feel is completely different.

This robe is of Sanforized cotton, in a very traditional medallion print. The fabric is slightly lighter-weight and much more “conservative”.

I suspect that this robe is also from the 1950’s, or  the late 1940’s. Menswear has rarely been as lavish as women’s and this one was not a luxury item, but these satin-trimmed robes are special.

Makes me think of a man of distinction; a real big spender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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3 COZY & PRETTY BATHROBES FROM THE 1950’S

3 COZY & PRETTY BATHROBES FROM THE 1950'S

We can still look bright and sunny while staying warm and toasty as the temperatures are dropping. Chenille, quilting and fashionable style kept women feeling chic and comfortable.

There’s nothing nicer than feeling warm and snug when the wind is blowing outside and leaves are falling. Gray clouds and brown leaves don’t have to darken our moods, however . . . . . ..

Just wrap yourself up in one of these, listen to some upbeat music or read about some good news while your sip your coffee/tea – 1 , 2 , 3 abacadabra! . . . . . . . .. . .

Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
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A FAVORITE MEN’S RAYON BATHROBE WITH AN ATOMIC PRINT FROM THE 1940’S – 1950’S

A FAVORITE MEN'S RAYON BATHROBE WITH AN ATOMIC PRINT FROM THE 1940'S - 1950'S

I’ve got a couple of men’s bath/smoking robes of this style – each with a very different feel. This rayon one is “dashing” and “modern” in color and fabric design, though it’s been around for a long time.

The satin trim is classic, as well as the style, which endures even now.

These fashions always remind me of film noir, a favorite genre of mine. See you tomorrow.

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TRUE VINTAGE 1940’S MEN’S LOUNGING OR SMOKING ROBE

TRUE VINTAGE 1940'S MEN'S LOUNGING OR SMOKING ROBE.