To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Smoking Jacket

There is just something wonderfully Victorian and regal about a smoking jacket.  Not the kind that a lecherous old man, who lives with women old enough to be his great-grandaughters wears.  Ugh....insert all over body shiver....But rather, the handsome, richly colored, brocade and velvet jackets that Gentlemen of yore wore to protect their starched shirts and vests clean of cigar or pipe ash.

While I have been stuck on my back...because it has decided that it should send sharp stabbing pain radiating out in every single direction...I have decided to start researching Greg's Smoking Jacket again.  I had found many images years ago when he really started appreciating cigars.  Being the Victorian/research geek I am, I thought it would be a neat thing for him to wear one while he enjoyed his cigar and port on the patio.  

This is a fabulous image.  I found it on a cigar blog that of course is no longer....I really like the pattern of the fabric and his slippers.  The wide cuffs and collar are wonderful....

Wonderful color combination.  The quilted collar and cuffs are so neat.  I found this on the same cigar blog....but here is another place to view the image..

The length of this one is great.  I like the longer ones....

Lovely jacket worn by Charles Dickens on "Dr. Who"  

Mr. Floop's smoking jacket (Spy Kids).  Why the creater of a children's show would be wearing a smoking jacket is beyond me, but this one is fabulous.  The color combination just makes me smile.  And of course the length is long.....

Mr. Floop again.  The shirt, tie and vest under all of the previous jackets along with this one are what set these jackets apart.  These were worn by gentlemen respecting the sensibilities of their ladies.

Gorgeous brocade Greg and I decided to make his Jacket out of.  We need to decide on either dark chocolate brown velvet or black velvet......This will match his vest and puff tie perfectly!!!

Ha!!!  A real robe pattern!  hahahahahaha!!!  Well, it has the perfect shape for the collar and cuffs and I can elongate it so it will be that lovely long length!!  This will be fun!

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