History and style of the men’s robe

Baturina Homewear is your one-stop destination for men’s robes. Here you can find one of the largest selections of custom robes and pajamas and your preferred embroidery to each piece.

Perfect for relaxing - the lightweight paisley robe

The largest collection of men's robes in the world

In our specialized online store you’ll probably find the largest collection of dressing gowns and smoking jackets in the world. Without a doubt, a nice lounging robe really brings your leisure look to the next level and adds a whole new layer of comfort to early mornings, late nights and weekends. It’s also a great travel companion and makes for a truly unique gift for a partner, friend or family member.
Some believe that you must live in a mansion (or castle) to justify wearing a dressing gown, but luckily that is not mandatory. A comfortable robe seamlessly fits into your everyday activities. Discover our wide range of men’s robes, available in a variety of styles.

A velvet robe with gold monogram embroidery

Personalized your robe with monogram embroidery

Personalize your robes or pajamas in a truly timeless way: monogram embroidery. At Baturina Homewear, you can find a wide range of timelessly elegant robes and pajamas available for monogramming.

A unique gift idea

We know the challenges of finding a unique and memorable gift last minute, but look no further. Discover our seletion of artistically constructed men’s lounging robes, ready to ship. Free gift sleep mask included! What is a good gift for someone, who already seems to have everything? Dressing gowns and smoking jackets. This item simply cannot miss in the modern gentleman’s wardrobe. Luckily at Baturina Homewear, we’ve got you covered with over 100 of different styles.

Traditional men's dressing gown with quilted shawl collar

How is it made?

All our robes are fully made in Germany, from start to finish. We do not outsource production in other countries. It’s all made locally in our own studio, which we are very proud of. Our skilled experts work individually on every single order, meaning one robe is fully made by one person. From intricate quilting, full lining, to elegant piping and tassels, our designs feature many complex details, that you won’t find in most clothes nowadays. For this reason, our dressing gowns and smoking jackets can only be made in small quantities. Most of our pieces are offered only made-to-order.

Watch the video below to learn more about our work process and inspiring behind the scenes footage.

History of the robe

The fashionable gentleman would change into a long dressing gown known as a banyan. He would wear it around his family at breakfast, playing games, such as cards or chess, and while reading in his library or writing letters. Such robes were fashioned in thick woven cottons and silks, often with stunning patterns, to stay warm and in style. The classic shawl collar silhouette is still popular today.

Impeccable warmth and comfort made the robe a must-have piece in every fashionable gentleman’s wardrobe. The origins of the modern robe trace back to the 19th century, where banyans or Indian (or Persian) gowns were popular informal leisure garments for the upper class gentleman to wear at home. The garments used to have a loose kimono cut with open front and later changed to a coat-like silhouette with collar, buttons, pockets and waist-tie. What remained the same was the use of bold colors and ornamented fabrics.
We covered much more of the banyan robe’s history in our project The Banyan’s Beauty in Geometry: Recreating the Traditional 18th Century Dressing Gown.

At Baturina Homewear we pride ourselves in paying homage to vintage design and bringing the dressing gown’s tradition back contemporary lifestyle. The traditional gentleman’s dressing gown is reimagined as a refined ready to wear option. Each dressing gown can be made in any regular size or tailored to custom measurements. You can choose from many length options, like a short smoking jacket-style length or floor length.

Choose from many length options, like a short smoking jacket-style length or floor length.

Dressing gown vs robe

The terms dressing gown and robe are often used interchangeably, but there can be subtle differences in their meanings and usage depending on cultural and regional variations. In general, both refer to a loose-fitting, comfortable garment worn at home, typically after bathing or before getting dressed for the day. Dressing gown is more commonly used in British English, while robe is often used in American English. Historically, a dressing gown was more associated with the act of getting dressed and undressed, as the name suggests. It was commonly worn while putting on or taking off clothes, or as a cover-up over sleepwear. On the other hand, a robe has a broader connotation and can refer to a variety of loose-fitting garments. Additionally, a dressing gown is more associated with fabrics such as silk or velvet.

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