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  • Suddenly, in that casual way peculiar to dreams, I found myself conversing with a solemn young Turk, standing in all the splendor of fez and stambouline beside my chair.

    The Ways of Men Eliot Gregory 1884


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  • He was wearing a curious black frock coat known among Near East diplomats as a stambouline and never seen before, I am sure, in Portugal.

    --Henry Junior Taylor, 1966, Men and Moments

    March 30, 2008

  • from The Dictionary of Costumes; R. Turner Wilcox: "a gorgeous robe worn by Turkish Sultans. Of velvet, brocaded fabric or white satin fastened down center front with jeweled gold buttons, long, and with short sleeves. Over it was worn the doliman, a sleeveless robe with hanging sleeves. A white silk turbna draped around a tarboosh completed the costume; one feather worn indoors and two feathes when in public."

    August 18, 2008