Banyan and Cap


Pattern by: Mill Farm

Chest sizes 34 to 44 in one package.

Made in the USA

Banyans were worn at home by middling to gentry for much of the late colonial period as loungewear and even when greeting guests of lower status and sometimes out-doors from 1750 to 1800 and possibly later. For example included in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, in 1766 a drunk bedded down with a woman who stole all his clothes in the morning, a woman “brought me some rags to put on, (producing an old ragged piece of a banyan, a pair of cloth breeches, ragged and full of holes) these are they”.

488 in stock

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