Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca silk), Cora Ginsburg. A banyan was a comfortable, warm, semi-fitted coat worn by fashionable men at home. They were inspired by coats worn in India which must have caught the interest of European traders.
Love the defined double box pleats falling directly from the trim at the top of the back. This sack-back - or robe à la francaise - is typical of gowns worn for formal or full dress occasions between the and