Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Banyan

The banyan, a fashionable and loose man's indoor garment made with exotic fabric, is thought to have originated from the gown worn by the Hindi in India.  From the seventeenth century it was used for indoor wear over the shirt and breeches with a cap instead of a wig and was also apparently worn for receiving close friends at home or for morning walks. [Historical Fashion in Detail, by Avril Hart]


Bad Catholic said...

Looks comfortable! Maybe this garment should make a fashion come-back.

elena maria vidal said...

I think so!

Julygirl said...

I was just thinking the opposite....that none of the clothing of the time look comfortable.....but are beautiful, unlike todays T-shirts and jeans which are comfortable but look awful, and are definitely not flattering to most of today's bods.

P. M. Doolan said...

Where can I get one?

Leah Marie Brown said...

Bonjour Elena ~

It looks like we posted similar blog entries again! Great minds really do think alike ;)

PM Doolan asked where they might get a Banyan. If you would not mind directing them to my blog entry, I list two places to purchase them.

Can you see George Clooney or Clive Owens in a Banyan?

elena maria vidal said...

Yes! This post is linked directly to yours, Leah.