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The existing content applied primarily to the academic robe; however, this is covered in greater depth in the separate article on academic clothing. I have also included some other usages. The portion I removed is included below.

--Tom Allen 02:21, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Robe is a dress sometimes taken on by faculty on important academic events like graduation or inauguration. The colour, the length of the hood and the form of the arms give indications of the university of origin and the academic rank. Three stripes on the arm are allowed to wear only by faculty with a Ph.D. (doctor title).

Robes are also used in role-playing games by wizards and other magical characters.

Robes worn at home[edit]

In the article, it says "a garment made of towel like material" but the material (at least in America, where I live) is called terry or terrycloth. I'm changing this sentence to include terry. -Liz July 1, 2006


Can you guys please make a separate page for Dressing Gown... its rather different to a robe... has different purposes... even looks different... although similar...

It's different in the UK; "dressing gown" isn't used in the US except in historical contexts - they are all called "robes"; the terry cloth version is usually called a "bathrobe".
But a separate page for Dressing gown probably makes sense. - PKM 16:47, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Robe of honor[edit]

The cultural importance and span in time and place of "robes of honor" can be traced by searching Wikipedia for the terms robes of honor, robe of honor and robe of honour. Robe of honor would make a good article, which the industrious compiler should summarize in a section of this one, with a hatnote.--Wetman (talk) 07:25, 6 May 2009 (UTC)


"An informal "house robe" worn chiefly in the home by women in the southeastern United States"

I'm a bit taken aback by this. I'm curious what people in other parts of the world wear over their pajamas when answering the door unexpectedly, or while getting their coffee started. I rather feel this is a bit of slightly derogatory regional bias. Robes, to my knowledge, are worn frequently over pajamas, after showers, before and after sleep and at similar times, in many regions outside of the southeastern US, by both men and women.ColbyWolf (talk) 08:15, 5 February 2012 (UTC)