Mens Burgundy Velvet Smoking Jackets Quilted Smoking Jackets Evening Party Smoking Jackets Dinner Wear Smoking Jackets Coats

Mens Burgundy Velvet Smoking Jackets Quilted Smoking Jackets Evening Party Smoking Jackets Dinner Wear Smoking Jackets Coats
Mens Burgundy Velvet Smoking Jackets Quilted Smoking Jackets Evening Party Smoking Jackets Dinner Wear Smoking Jackets Coats
Mens Burgundy Velvet Smoking Jackets Quilted Smoking Jackets Evening Party Smoking Jackets Dinner Wear Smoking Jackets Coats
Mens Burgundy Velvet Smoking Jackets Quilted Smoking Jackets Evening Party Smoking Jackets Dinner Wear Smoking Jackets Coats

Mens Burgundy Velvet Smoking Jackets Quilted Smoking Jackets Evening Party Smoking Jackets Dinner Wear Smoking Jackets Coats

Mens burgundy velvet smoking jackets quilted smoking jackets evening party smoking jackets dinner wear smoking jackets coats. Size type s, m, l, xl, xxl, xxxl. The history of the smoking jacket.

How 17th century international trade created a new status symbol: a robe. As international trade and colonial expansion exploded in the 1600s, exotic goods and riches poured from the americas, africa, and asia into europe, fueling a boom for luxury goods and attire. Included amongst these riches were coffee, textiles, spices, and tobacco, and the elites of europe were not content with merely owning these treasures: they wished to exhibit them as well.

One such article can be considered, in some respects, the spiritual precursor to the smoking jacket. The robe-de-chambre breaks down the barrier between public and private ostentation. Sumptuous garb has always been a popular way to display wealth, and in the 17th century, this ostentation extended directly into the domestic sphere. Lacking central heating and modern insulation, the palatial homes of europe were often chilly. Accordingly, while changing their clothes throughout the day or getting into their pajamas at night, gentlemen of the time would often wrap themselves in a robe for much-needed warmth.

Often referred to as a dressing gown or robe-de-chambre, from the french word for bedroom garment, this article provided ample opportunity for showcasing one's wealth; many were crafted from expensive fabrics like plush wool, cotton satin, velvet, or silk. Little color variation may possible due to photography and lights. This item is made of velvet and inside satin.


Mens Burgundy Velvet Smoking Jackets Quilted Smoking Jackets Evening Party Smoking Jackets Dinner Wear Smoking Jackets Coats