oldrags:

Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca 1742-43 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.

oldrags:

Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca 1742-43 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.