Unbelievable... Not ONE of you guys except me and Brother @telescopes owns a smoking jacket?!?!
I mean, yes, @Grangerous I can understand... but, the rest of you? Not one?
Here is my vintage 1966 State-O-Maine satin smoking jacket, with James Bond-style shaw collar, turn-back cuffs, lined slash pockets (1 chest, 2 side) with satin piping, and belt sash.
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Didn't you guys watch Playboy After Dark, or Sneak-a-Peek into your old man's Penthouse mags and learn what a Gentleman of Leisure should have as part of wardrobe????? - Sherm " Swanky " Natman
This is actually quite correct... and good ones are The Bomb, and quite pricey.I remember when I was a kid finding my dads burgundy velvet smoking jacket...
This is actually quite correct... and good ones are The Bomb, and quite pricey.
The one I have is not Velvet; but rather, silk and satin, short cut, in the Mid-Sixties 'mod' style which Hefner made so famous.
However, actual Velvet of GOOD quality - especially in the full-length cut with quilting - smoking jackets are incredible.
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Not "Swanky" like mine; but rather, pure Refined Class - Sherm Natman
I think telescopes or whatever (I suck with names) has that pipe. I think it's a medico.I love the idea of a smoking jacket and plan on getting one eventually. In fact, one of the things that promoted me to take up pipe smoking was an idea that a friend of mine had when we were both officers at the Elks Lodge. He thought we should get smoking jackets and pipes and turn a section of the Lodge into our own little throwback to earlier times, when the Elks were a drinking club known as the Jolly Corks. Of course smoking is not allowed at the Lodge, but simply wearing the smoking jackets and having unlit pipes would have been enough to set the tone and get a reaction from people.
We never followed through on the idea, but I did take up pipe smoking and I so still plan to get the smoking jacket, and the little hat to go with it. Maybe the Jolly Corks plan will still happen too at some point.
When our Lodge banned smoking back in the 1990s it lost almost half of its membership. It was a contentious issue that fractured the Lodge, and the ban occurred long before the State stepped in and banned all indoor smoking. It took years for Lodge membership numbers to rebound, and it almost ended the Lodge completely.
Back in the day even the Exalted Ruler smoked a pipe.
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Not that expensive ...:
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