Associated with The Japanese ''Kimono'', The ''Banyan'' was a ''vogue fashion'' style in Europe - around the 18th Century. The style, brought to Europe by The Dutch-East India Trading Company, was a Men's style of outer garment. Although either cinched around the waist as the traditional Kimono, or worn ''buttoned'' to the throat. The Banyan was worn loose (or open). Extending to the lower ankle, colors were ''bright'' and almost always silk in design. The Banyan was seen as a popular ''piece'' of clothing to the popular (also vogue) ''Persian Fashion'' or akin to what was percieved as ''Oriental Fashion''.