Hi all. I read a lot about "golden age" mens clothes and the function behind it. After lots of searching, I didn't find anything on what happened at home. Here looks like a good place to ask. One thing I never understand is back in the day, what did men wear at home? From what I read, they dress up in the three piece suit and hat before going out. Then coming back home, take the jacket off and keep the waistcoat on because there was no central heating back then. Then what? Reading the paper or listening to the radio on the couch will wrinkle the suit. Smoking jackets where popular after dinner in a smoking room so men can protect the clothes and leave the jackets in the room so they don't smell smoky coming out. But men didn't smoke like that all the time. What about doing yard-work or housework? Not all gentlemen had house keepers and I'm sure a good husband will give the housewife a helping hand - especially for very heavy or dirty jobs (correct me if I'm completely wrong!). Jeans and Sweatshirts didn't become popular until the 1950's. My only guess is men had a special suit & tie intended for activities at home and an apron for the occasionally dirty jobs. But I didn't read anything to support this idea. Also, this applies today, while driving a car, keep the jacket on or hang it someplace to keep the jacket form getting wrinkled? Any ideas? thanks!