Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Robes

If you sew, then you know that the French word for dress or garment is robe. I was watching a program and the men were wearing robes. Long tunics, all the way to the ground. The fabric was woven and probably linen. Even if you don't get the complete picture, the idea is - those guys looked great! I mean, they looked manly. They were wearing dresses! If you saw a guy at the mall wearing a robe, you would think he was in a cult or was a monk. Why do robes have a strictly religious association? How, when did this happen? I would love to be wearing flowing robes all the time. They look so comfortable. And you can really show off some fantastic fabric. Modern design is always pinning and tucking and cinching women into their clothes to show off their "assets." But is it comfortable? At my age, even jeans aren't comfortable. A nightgown is comfortable. And a beautiful, flowing robe that I can wear in public would be like heaven. I am seriously thinking about starting to wear this style of clothing. But am I ready for the feedback? Will people stare? Will anyone be supportive? I know I can't get away with wearing a robe to work. Jobs require a certain "uniform" of dress. And I'm not talking muu-muus here. A drapey, flowing robe in a bright, beautiful print - sort of African-style. In the summer, the robe can be made from lightweight cotton in soft colors. Maybe I could pull it off if I walk tall and look people right in the eye. You know, I know who I am and I can wear this, so don't give me any grief. It's a dream I have.

5 comments:

Volker said...

Hi! It's me Volker.... long story, but hopefully you can see by my photo it is really me Geneva... Anyway, now I am a follower of your cult and we can wear robes together. Yippee!

Holly said...

DO IT, I love robes!!! I really think that men in robes are sexy, it's sort of a problem (because where are you going to find a sexy guy willing to wear robes outside of a fantasy book?!)

Also, I think that clothes are far too boring and constricting, if you have the ability to make amazing robes and wear them, do it! We wore amazing robe-like-coats in Scotland because it was crazy cold, and everyone there loved it! They even had long pointed elven hoods. Also, I noticed whenever you step out of the box, people love it, because that's what fashion really is....wee! lol

BTank said...

Me being a man (albeit a girly man) I would love to wear robes all day long. I, too, find clothing to be way too constrictive. Not to mention I can never find clothing in my size that fits nicely. They never have pants in my size, and I swim in my shirts. Maybe robes are just what I need to forget about the stress of clothes shopping. I'll take one in every color (to match my constricting shoes).

Happy Knitter said...

Well, this was unexpected but thrilling! I will now be thinking of a way to make robes the new style. I am laughing just thinking about what people will think though! Maybe they'll ALL confess THEIR desire to wear robes too!

The Time Traveling Courtesan said...

Knitter Girl, if you're wearing a robe you won't need support-so screw all those judgement makers.