Nice day at the spa, right? Could be. Or this could be today, tonight, or any old day at home… but only if you’re well-versed in the art of leisuring properly.
Step 1: get yourself a robe.
A good men’s robe should be considered a staple in every gentleman’s closet — and to help you narrow down the dizzying array of options, we’ve compiled a list of the best men’s robes by type, weight, and material… you name it.
Gentlemen, stop your engines. These are the best men’s robes in 16 cozy categories.
The Best Men’s Robes
Terry cloth is often considered the most comfortable material when it comes to the best men’s robe. Its plush feel promotes next-level calm and relaxation.
Mr. Porter’s offering is no exception. Available in two muted and sophisticated colorways, this luxurious cotton-blend terry will quickly and comfortably absorb water and has a weighty feel in all the right ways. This versatile robe is perfect for long-weekend getaways to the mountains or for everyday use.
Leisure enthusiasts will never want to wear anything other than this cloud of a robe. Its oversized fit is reminiscent of a spa robe and is basically a full-body Turkish Cotton hug.
The pockets, waist, and cuffs are adjustable for a more customized fit, so take your time dialing this plush beauty in. And did we mention it’s made in Turkey of 100% Turkish Cotton? Yes, but surely it bears repeating.
This cotton stunner from Sleepy Jones is for those who take their leisure seriously… and are willing to pay for it. You can’t go wrong by making this your next all-day weekend lounger.
The classic design can easily pivot from accompanying a good book on the back porch to keeping you toasty after an après-ski hot tub session. French seams, a timeless shawl collar, and a tailored fit all come together to land this 100% cotton robe near the top of our list.
Not everyone can pull off a silk robe. The perfect match for this luxurious loungewear silk-twill number from Paul Stuart is not only willing to splurge for his leisurely pursuits, but also exudes the kind of confidence it takes to successfully pull this material off.
Its piped edges and understated colorways add a touch of class to all manner of gentlemanly pursuit.
The kimono is among the most common styles of the best robes for men. This is thanks, in part, to its roomy, wrist-length sleeves, breathability, and overall comfort. The stylish homebody will get plenty of mellow mileage out of this pick.
H by F’s pique kimono comes in crisp, classic white and will make you feel like your bathroom doubles as a spa. It’s uncomplicated. It’s roomy in all the right ways. It’s pure relaxation.
The Scotch Plaid Flannel robe from L.L. Bean will best suit the guy who would rather hole up in a cabin for the weekend than spend it at the spa (which means its also the perfect no-fuss Christmas gift) Its ruggedly handsome looks exude confidence that’s hard to come by with its silk or waffled counterparts.
And it doesn’t just look rugged. This robe is built to last — the weaving technique used in its construction is designed to increase strength and overall quality. L.L. Bean and flannel go together like… well, L.L. Bean and flannel.
Portable leisure, portable luxury. That’s what Bown of London is bringing to the table with this 100% Egyptian Cotton robe. The busy traveler will find that this featherweight body sheath takes up next to no room in his carry-on. Oh, but the presence it exudes once unpacked…
The striking paisley design is complemented by interior moisture-wicking properties, seamed cuffs, and two front pockets for the requisite amount of posturing.
Though the Loro Pianas of this list may take umbrage, you can’t talk about the best robes for men without talking about Amazon. The budget-conscious robe enthusiast will appreciate the all-over comfort that this hooded fleece from Pavilia provides.
It’s warm, it’s soft, it’s absorbent and it’s friendly on your wallet. Though you may need to replace it more often than a robe of sturdier construction, it’s the type of all-day lounger that’ll keep you coming back for more.
In a word: luxury. Peak luxury. This showpiece of a 100% cashmere robe is for the discerning relaxer with a taste for the finer (and softer) things in life.
This Italian robe comes in two muted and sophisticated block patterns and features classic styling throughout. Its natural habitat is in a cozy, cedar-laden reading nook or on the balcony of a Lake Como-facing manse. Yes, your living room should also work just fine
No single factor can define the best men’s robe for you. Sometimes you want thick and warm. Other times you want light and airy. And then there are those times when you need a little bit of everything. This flat-woven Pestemal robe is the jack of all trades — it’s absorbent, midweight, functional, and comes in multiple colors and styles.
And thanks to these versatile features, it also makes a solid travel companion. Take it from the beach to the bathroom to the spa and beyond.
You’ll feel like the sultan of summer in this super-lightweight, super affordable men’s robe from Haseil. This airy body blanket and a bathing suit are all you need to reach the pinnacle of leisure.
It features long sleeves and a classic v-neck design. And though its billowy satin material will keep you easy-breezy, the lining does its part to help wick away sweat. Bonus: Haseil pushes beyond muted colorways to offer various piping options and bold dragon prints.
As if getting a massage isn’t relaxing enough, imagine if every spa had weighted robes waiting for you before and after your treatment. Those who invest in this robe appreciate the finer things in life. And full-body hugs. Definitely those too.
Gravity has added a three-pound weighted wrap inside the collar which can be removed to not only allow machine washing, but to customize the weight and feel of your robe. The heavy, plush feel will give you zen-like comfort in your makeshift home spa.
Sometimes you need a full range of movement, even when you’re sporting a robe. Say, for instance, when you’re leading your Robe Flag Football team to victory. Or when you need to walk the dog but can’t seem to find the motivation to put on actual clothes. Or, more realistically, when you’re doing anything other than laying on the couch. Enter this calf-length number from Land’s End.
It’s made of Turkish terry, so you know it’ll be super cozy while working hard to absorb moisture from whatever the day brings. The fit is roomy but not overly so, and you’ll have plenty of stylish colors and patterns to choose from.
If you’ve ever found yourself stepping out of the shower and wishing it never ended, make sure one of these is waiting for you on the other side of the glass. The waffle pattern works to gently massage your body while simultaneously wicking away what’s left of the moisture.
Not only is Onsen’s deep-waffle design super breathable and absorbent, it simply looks and feels like the pinnacle of relaxation. We could unpack that, but do we really need to? Just look at it.
Velvet robes aren’t just for holiday soirées and costume parties. Except… they actually kind of are. But if deployed correctly, velvet has a place in your everyday robe life — especially if you have a flair for the dramatic.
Petite Plume’s offering features touches of velvet across the cuff and collar, allowing just enough room for subtle peacocking without making a spectacle of yourself. The classic Windsor Tartan and Houndstooth check design also help keep things grounded.
This lightweight hooded robe is great for those who like to keep their head toasty after a shower. It’s also ideal for keeping head-to-toe warm during the harrowing journey from the hot tub to lodge during a ski trip.
Riley doesn’t pull any punches with this robe that was made in Portugal with superfine, zero-twist cotton. And the terry lining will help absorb water, keeping you as warm as you are stylish.
What To Look For In A Men’s Robe
Cotton. Flannel. Velvet. The possibilities are endless when it comes to materials used in the best robes for men. Consider when and where you’ll be wearing your robe the most and let the qualities of the fabric be your guide.
No matter what your robe tells you, weight matters. Robe weight runs the gamut from actual weighted collars to barely-there silk robes. If you’ll primarily be wearing your robe during the summer, opt for a lighter material like silk or satin. Colder months deserve flannel, fleece or other heavier materials. When it comes to choosing the perfect robe for your needs, weight is king.
Let’s face it, successfully pulling off a robe takes guts and a strong sense of style. Choose your material, weight and pattern carefully.
Since most robes — regardless of weight and material — are designed to be roomy, most men’s one-size robes will come in a size large. Allow for plenty of wiggle room in the length and width depending on your height and weight.
In the smallest of nutshells, men’s robes have very basic length and overall style considerations. You’re likely to find more options available in women’s robes.
The answer to this question is entirely up to you and what you’ll be doing in your robe. Research the materials available and pair them to what you’ll be doing in your robe to find the right option.