The Big Bang Theory Big Bang Theory Wardrobe

dwe posted on Sep 28, 2010 at 10:37PM
Hi I am trying to find a red robe like the one Leonard wears for a dear friend of mine. Awhile ago I tried facebooking Mary Quigly the wardrobe specialist on the show but I have not recieved a reply. Does anyone have any ideas where I can find it?


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over a year ago cyclotomic said…
Leonard is wearing a classic vintage robe from Beacon. The Beacon Manufacturing Company was a blanket & robe manufacturing company. They made heavy reprocessed cotton robes until WWII (when they made wool and wool/cotton blends for the war effort) & after the war reverted back to cotton. In the 1950s they began adding rayon/acetate to the cotton.

It looks like Leonard is wearing a 50's-60's robe. That particular robe was also made in blue. By the time the plant closed in 2002, they were making blankets of acrylic, they might have made acrylic robes too but I don't know if they were still making robes then.
Beacon employed over 2000 people, there was a mill village and a company store. The closed factory building burned in 2003.

Beacon robes were very popular in the 50s/60s and most dads had one.They were probably sold at Sears considering how ubiquitous they were. I think they chose that robe to make Leonard look like he was wearing a style a grandfather would wear. Anachronistic. I assume it was just something they found in the wardrobe department.

Unless someone is doing a reproduction, you will have to search for "Beacon robe" for a vintage robe. HTH
over a year ago dwe said…
Thank you soooo much for all the great information! Very interesting stuff! D
over a year ago greteljane37 said…
I'm looking for the sweatshirt that Leonard wears often that has a faux vest attached to it...can't find it anywhere!
over a year ago pantslessalien said…
brian hackett wore it on an episode of wings
over a year ago larthawyn said…
I have a question also. I would really like to know where I might find something similar to the hoodie Leslie Winkle is wearing in season 2 - episode 2. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
over a year ago linfun1 said…
I thought I was the only one who Noticed the robe. I first noticed it on BIg Bang and then Jackie on Roseanne who also plays on BB as Sheldons mom, yesterday whilevwatchin an old ipisode of Wings I saw Brian wearing it...
over a year ago ladyphoenix said…
Any one know if we can buy the pull over tops Bernadette wears often over other blouses? They are like the cheesecake uniform top penny wear to work.

If so anyone know where we can buy them?

Thanks
over a year ago gerry978 said…
Go to eBay and google llBeacon bathrobe. There are many
over a year ago limerick2242 said…
I hope the OP sees this - I am watching The Fortune, a movie with Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty set in the 1920's. Nicholson is wearing THE EXACT SAME BATHROBE!!! The motifs are in the same place, same belt, it's much smaller on him than Leonard due to his stockier build. I'll bet you anything it's the exact same one that's been in some wardrobe dept or another for decades. I wonder if Johnny Galecki knows about this???
8 months ago hardy7675 said…
I have been watching since the beginning again and was wondering where I can get a dress like Lalita Gupta.