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Man's Stocking, c.1720 (silk), English School, (18th century) / Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council / The Bridgeman Art Library
Men’s nightgown, circa 1780-1820. This nightgown is an example of one type of informal clothing worn by men in the 18th century. Nightgowns were worn over shirt and breeches, in the privacy of home before noon or late at night. They first appear in the male wardrobe in the mid-17th century, inspired by the kimonos given by the Japanese shoguns to the directors of the Dutch East India Company.