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Gentleman's hand-sewn cotton print banyan, featuring two complementary paisley prints, c.1850.

Dressing Gown Men's Late 17th C, blue gold brocade velvet C46

Robe d'intérieur d'homme ou banyan provenant de la garde-robe de Jacques de Vaucanson, milieu du XVIIIe siècle Vêtement ample à manches longues et petit col droit taillé dans un lampas fond gros de...

Antique Victorian Gentleman's Smoking Cap Velvet Embroidery 1860 Museum Quality from Trinity Antiques at

Mode Louis XV, le costume masculin de 1723 à 1774.

Suit 1790s The Victoria & Albert Museum - OMG that dress!

Homme à chapeau melon, vers 1920


The loosely cut style of this banyan (a man's informal robe) is based on that of the Japanese kimono, although the word itself is derived from the Indian word, banya, for a merchant or trader. Robes like this became popular in England and Holland from the mid-17th century, and were often made up of imported Indian chintz fabric, as in this case.

The justaucorps from Napoleon's First Consul uniform. This can be seen in many contemporary paintings of the "Corsican upstart".


Banyan, silk damask woven in China for export, made up in Europe, possibly in Britain or the Netherlands, 1720-1750 (made) (back view)