As an Italian-American, I am required by law to talk to you about telling pop culture from our mafia history. There is a clear touch stone: Goodfellas and Godfather. I even sat for three and a half hours The Irishman in the narrow Broadway theater. (Remember when we could do something like that?)
But The Sopranos is a program that changes not only television, but the whole storyline of the mafia. It was also famous for making millions of fans screaming in their living rooms when the final show aired – it ended so suddenly, I clearly remember my own family thinking the cable was broken. But this is not a story about mafioso figures of speech. It’s about quarantine fashion inspiration that I found in an unlikely source: Tony Soprano’s cloak.
There are many great fashions in the six seasons of HBO drama: fantastic button shirts, perfect Silvio suits, women’s wardrobe that perfectly embraces the New Jersey style of the early 2000s. But with corona virus pandemics force us into new realities as a home, nothing is more important than casual clothing. Take it from someone who has worked from home for more than two years, nothing beats lazing in your house all day in a robe.
Tony’s robe collection is very broad, so here are some of the best he wears The Sopranos, along with a link to where you can buy a similar version. If you are not sure what to use, remember what said the man himself: “More are lost due to confusion than wrong decisions.”
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Strong, Silent Type
You can’t go wrong with classics, like white and soft gray cotton robe Tony uses the most throughout the six season performances.
Brooklinen’s Super-Luxurious Robe, which comes in white, dark gray and light gray, is a perfect foray into the race. The thick material and deep pockets make me feel like living in a luxury hotel instead of my own apartment for weeks. It’s great to relax on the couch at night with a glass of wine, as well as to wear after bathing.
One day last week, I wore this when I finally emerged from the depths of my apartment to bring trash to the trash can on the sidewalk. When I look down at my furry slippers, I really feel like Tony twist in the entrance to get the paper in his donkey slippers, robes open to the world.
Suitable for Bosses
There are many famous scenes from Sopranos that may come to mind, such as the end of the series, or Christopher and Paulie eating tomato sauce packages when lost in the forest. But there is nothing like the pilot episode where Tony walked into the pool in his robe to feed the duck. I mean, besides killing, you have to love men who love animals, right?
The cloak in question is a slim tan number trimmed with lavender and a monogram with S; really a luxurious piece of bedroom clothes. The real one is auctioned off, but you can get your own family initials on embroidery Pottery Barn Piped Trim Hotel Robe. It has waffle knits that are soft and easy to care for.
Tony large checkered cloak like a time capsule. It’s not like anything I’ve seen before, as if 90’s glass design reimagined as clothing. A deep internet search has led me to believe it’s Bill Blass chenille bathrobe like this vintage ones which was sold on Etsy in 2019. Although I don’t think anyone can copy it exactly, you have several options.