What’s the best bathrobe for men? Well, The Dude’s bathrobe tied his outfits together perfectly in The Big Lebowski. Tyler Durden’s pastel plush bathrobe in Fight Club was unforgettable. On-screen wise-asses like Deadpool and Ferris Bueller liked lounging around in loud striped terry cloth bathrobes that were as bold as their personalities. Finally, we have Tony Soprano’s bathrobe wardrobe, which ranged from soothing plaid flannel to seductive silk. This just goes to show that the best bathrobes aren’t just for toweling off after a shower. They can be an integral part of your daily life.
Always rushed? Wear a robe made of terrycloth. It’s like wearing a towel with sleeves. Or if you take lounging as an art, then opt for a lightweight robe made of cashmere or a luxury cotton blend. If style is your watchword, then slip into a tailored dressing gown style men’s bathrobe, or a robe made from luxe materials like cashmere or silk. Typically, these soft fabrics make for the best quality men’s robes. Always cold? Then take the chill off with a warm flannel, fleece, plush or wool bathrobe.
Even before the stay-at-home era, we loved bathrobes. In this post, we’ll break down the different styles you can choose from, as well as our favorite men’s bathrobes of the year.
The Different Styles of Men’s Bathrobes
Men’s bathrobes can run from floor-sweeping to ending a bit below the butt. Most are belted, all have two pockets. More formal versions have a breast pocket.
- Kimono: Inspired by the traditional Japanese robes, this style has wide sleeves, a collarless neckline and a belt. Fabrics range from polyester to thick terry.
- Classic: Oversized robes with wide cuffs, the classic bathrobe also has a shawl collar, patch pockets and is belted. They can be found in every type of fabric including flannel, cotton and lined wool.
- Spa robes: Cut like a classic bathrobe, these robes are made for hanging out awkwardly before a massage. They come in lightweight fabrications that range from modal, bamboo, broadcloth, seersucker, Egyptian cotton or lightweight cotton.
- Hooded robe: Made from either terrycloth or lightweight material, they provide style and an easy way to dry wet hair. Hoods can be incorporated into any bathrobe style.
- Dressing Gown: the bathrobe’s stylish brother. They’re tailored, made from silk or weighty silk brocade, and are detailed with everything from piping and contrast lining to fine embroidery.
Where Are the Best Places To Buy Bathrobes?
Department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s always have a large selection of men’s bathrobes. Today, you can also find the best men’s bathrobes for sale on e-commerce sites like Amazon.
If you’re hunting for a specific type of bathrobe — like something eco-friendly or monogrammed bathrobes — you’ll want to go directly to a retailer such as Brooks Brothers or Cariloha. Upscale men’s stores will carry a variety of luxury styles as well. Finally, bath and bedding shops often carry spa bathrobes and terry robes.
Of course, the very best place to buy men’s robes is online. Keep reading to find our favorite men’s robes of the season.
1. BROWN OF LONDON ELY MEN’S PLUSH BATH ROBE
Designed in the UK, Brown of London creates the best men’s bathrobes. They bring personality to their robes with bright colors and subtle extra touches. This very thick 100% Egyptian cotton robe has a shawl collar, double belt loops, and large cuffs. It’s a classic style with a luxury feel, which is why it’s the perfect robe to slip into on lazy Sunday mornings.Buy: 'Mens Plush Bath Robe' Velour Men's Robe 100% Egyption (ELY, L) $85.95
2. CARILOHA BAMBOO BATHROBE
BEST LOW MAINTENANCE
Bamboo is an eco-friendly material that’s becoming popular with apparel companies and home goods makers. This durable fabric isn’t just great for the environment, but also feels like silk on the skin and is naturally odor-resistant. Made from eco-friendly bamboo fabric, this plush unisex robe gently wicks away moisture from your body.
3. POTTERY BARN HOTEL PIPED TRIM ROBE
BEST TV TIE-IN
Tony Soprano’s bathrobe wardrobe contained a monogrammed number like this one. This unisex kimono is made from 100% hydro cotton and is Oeko-Tex certified. When you’re wearing this soft bathrobe, you’ll always feel like you’re about to get a massage.
4. UGG CALIB ROBE
BEST FOR COLD MORNINGS
UGGS makes ridiculously comfy footwear, so their robes have got to be super cozy too. This lined cotton-blend bathrobe has a fleecy shawl collar and soft inner lining. Slip into this men’s bathrobe and you’ll always be comfortable.
5. HOTEL SPA TERRY ROBE
BEST TOWEL IMPERSONATOR
Do you love the bathrobes that come in your hotel suites? Why not buy one for yourself? Functionality and comfort is combined in this robe that quickly dries your skin after a shower. So comfortable, you could snooze in it. It comes in blue, black and white.Buy: Hotel Spa Men's Terry Robe, White, X-Small/Small $29.45
6. MEUNDIES UNISEX MODAL ROBE
Me Undies makes super-soft and stylish underwear, so it’s no surprise they also make some of the best men’s bathrobes. Wear on a garbage bin run, or over a tee and jeans as you lounge around the house. If you’re feeling frisky, lose the jeans and tee, as long as you stay inside. This easy-care micro modal hooded robe has big pockets to store phone, snacks, keys and more.
7. MEN’S RESIDENCE STRIPED JERSEY KNIT KIMONO ROBE
Add style to your comfort collection with this jersey knit horizontal striped robe. It has wide three-quarter sleeves and pockets.
8. BROOKS BROTHERS SIDEWHEELER GINGHAM ROBE
BEST FOR WARM WEATHER
If you’re one of those guys who runs hot or likes preppy menswear, this Brooks Brothers robe is the best men’s robe for your wardrobe. Lightweight, and made from crisp cotton broadcloth, it has three pockets and piped trim. Feeling extra preppy? Get the breast pocket monogrammed for an extra touch of class.
9. ALEXANDER DEL ROSSA MENS ROBE WITH HOOD
BEST FOR SWEATSHIRT LOVERS
You might never take this sweatshirt styled bathrobe off. It’s lined in fleece, has a hood and giant pockets. It won’t win any beauty pageants, but for a stylish stay-at-home bathrobe, this is a safe bet.Buy: Del Rossa Men's Sweatshirt Style Hooded Cotton Bathrobe Robe, Small Medium Dark Heather Gray(A0311ECLMD) $59.99
10. WESC KIMONO HARU SHORT ROBE
WeSC’s a Swedish menswear brand whose styles are influenced by both skateboard culture and streetwear. This short men’s bathrobe or kimono is like a sporty version of the one Bill Murray wore in Lost in Translation. Made from cotton Ponte and spandex, this loungewear item could masquerade as outerwear when paired with joggers or jeans.
10. GOBI MEN’S CASHMERE ROBE
Cashmere offers top-of-the-line luxury, softness, and lightweight warmth. This contrast trim robe is made from Mongolian cashmere, considered to be the best type of cashmere wool. A lot of bathrobes describe themselves as “resort” worthy, but this is one of the best bathrobes for men that truly deserves the label.
11. HANRO NIGHT & DAY STRIPED COTTON ROBE
BEST IN AND OUT
Swiss-based Hanro makes men’s loungewear that’s equally great for WFM as it is for wearing out of the home. This striped bathrobe is dubbed “Night and Day,” because you could live in it 2 4 /7. Wear the relaxed fit robe over jeans and a tee as jacket when you’re doing a grocery run or wear it over a tank and shorts for lazing about the house.
12. DEREK ROSE TASSELED BELT ROBE
Once upon a time, the best men’s bathrobes were elaborate creations made from heavy jacquard or brocade silks. British designer Derek Rose’s line of luxe bathrobes is bringing that exquisite attention to detail back to menswear. This limited quantity robe crafted from Verona 49 pure silk, was hand made in England. The paisley print was first digitized onto the fabric, and then the pattern was sewn into the silk using red and navy threads. It has rifle cuffs, a shawl collar, three pockets, and a tassel-trimmed belt. Be the hero or the villain of your own movie in this piece of wearable art.