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Vintage Mens 1950s Dressing Gown Smoking Lounging Robe Sz L


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This is a fabulous mens vintage 1950s dressing gown or lounging robe featuring an art deco woven pattern consisting of diamond shapes in gold toned yellow and black against an olive green background colour with a woven patterning throughout.  This 1950s dressing gown has a black faille (fine grosgrain) shawl collar, turned black faille cuffs and has a matching patterned sash belt edged in black faille.  It has a jetted chest pocket and jetted pocket at either side, all trimmed in black faille.  This 1950s dressing gown is fully lined in a taffeta type fabric.

Age: 1950s, maybe late 40s

Label: Tailored by Bonnington Reg’d as well as “Bennington Reg’d Tailored By H.V. Cowie Co. Limited” - Bonnington was the brand name of the H.V. Cowie Co Limited of Toronto.  Cowie was founded in 1922 by Hedley Vicars Cowie and specialized in manufacturing and importing menswear.  Bonnington was registered as a brand in 1945.  The company declined after H.V. Cowie’s death in 1965 and the plant was sold in 1967, although they continued activity as an importer until dissolution in 2008. (information courtesy of Jonathan Walford, The Canadian Fashion Institute) 

Material: This 1950s dressing gown is probably made of rayon, possibly acetate

Sizing: Size O’S is indicated, but this 1950s dressing gown should fit a man that fits a US size large, maybe XL (42-44-46).  In any case, please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders: 20” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 25 1/2” long

Sleeve Inseam: 18 3/4” long

Chest: 50” around, approximate, depending on overlap

Waist: 50”, but meant to be cinched with the belt

Overall length: 49”, measured flat

Condition: This 1950s dressing gown is in excellent condition - this looks unworn with no wear or any tear or odour - this is really a stunning dressing gown!

Super style, great colour and design to this 1950s dressing gown - this is really a wonderful example of what men would wear while relaxing at home!