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Men’s smoking jackets – comfort-wear of quality

Invest in comfort and personal style with our wide selection of classic smoking jacket robes. At Baturina Homewear, you’ll find a range of original smoking jacket designs made in Germany. With our variety of different colors and styles, you can be sure to find a smoking robe that suits you perfectly. In our smoking jackets you’ll not only feel comfortable, but confident and stylish as well. Relaxing at home or welcoming guests in style has never been easier. A smoking jacket is a shorter version of the full length dressing gown, historically worn in cigar lounges.  Today it’s an iconic loungewear item, thanks to its popularization in cinema and pop culture.

What was the original purpose of a smoking jacket?

A smoking jacket was designed to be worn while smoking tobacco, particularly when enjoying a pipe or cigar. The smoking jacket’s primary purpose was to protect the wearer’s clothing from the odors of tobacco smoke, as well as to provide warmth and comfort during leisurely smoking sessions. It’s typically made of velvet, wool, silk, and other types of precious and warm fabrics.

What made the smoking jacket so popular?

They exuded an air of sophistication and elegance, appealing to those who sought to maintain a refined and fashionable appearance even in casual settings. Its popularity was further fueled by its association with royalty and the upper classes. Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, was known to wear smoking jackets, and his style choices often set trends among the upper echelons of society. Literature featuring smoking jackets further contributed to its cult status. Characters depicted wearing smoking jackets added to the garment’s allure, making it a desirable and aspirational piece of attire.

Tradition and history

With the popularization of tobacco in 1850s England, the smoking jacket evolved from the long dressing gown. This short mid-thigh length robe would be worn in cigar lounges to protect formal clothing from tobacco ash and smell. This outerwear’s original idea was to prevent ash from hitting the wearer’s clothes. Smoking jackets have an iconic style, including a shawl lapel, often luxurious fabrics such as velvet, silk or satin. Today this timelessly elegant short robe is still synonymous with comfort and style and it’s a classic loungewear essential, not just for smoking.​ Famous wearers of smoking jackets include Hugh Hefner, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Fred Astaire.

Velvet smoking jackets – Men’s classic lounging robes

When temperatures lower, turn to our cotton velvet smoking jackets to keep you warm and comfortable. This sleek loungewear cover-up provides luxurious comfort any time of the day and looks stylish enough to have guests over. We offer many features from the traditional silhouette, such as turn-up cuffs, shawl collar, adjustable sash and free monogram embroidery to personalize your jacket. It is perfect for year-round comfort with a fully lined construction and soft rich cotton velvet. A timeless must-have piece of comfort-wear, that will last for many years to come.

Is a smoking jacket and dressing gown the same thing?

While smoking jackets and dressing gowns share the characteristic of being comfortable loungewear, the key difference lies in their primary purpose or historical background. A smoking jacket is specifically designed for wearing during tobacco smoking to protect clothing from smoke, whereas a dressing gown is a more versatile and general garment worn for relaxation and comfort around the house. However, over time, the smoking jacket has evolved beyond its original purpose. Similar to a dressing gown it is designed for relaxation but at the same time it is often worn as a fashionable and stylish garment for special occasions or even upscale events.