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 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. 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. So, this one’s for you, sweaty.
2. Pottery Barn Hotel Piped Trim Robe
BEST TV TIE-IN
Tony Soprano’s bathrobe wardrobe contained a monogrammed number like this one — and who doesn’t want to feel as cool as Tony Soprano? You know, minus all the… you get it. 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. Maybe you’ll even book one after trying this on for yourself.
3. UGG Robinson Robe
BEST FOR COLD MORNINGS
If you’ve ever thrown a pair of UGG slippers on your feet, you’ll know that they have some of the coziest footwear options to exist. That must mean their robes have got to be super cozy too, right? Absolutely. This lined cotton-blend bathrobe has a fleecy frame and gorgeous-to-the-touch texture that will make you want to wear it every second you’re in the house. Slip into this men’s bathrobe the second you wake up on a Sunday morning and never feel the need to get dressed until Monday.
4. Ross Michaels Bathrobe
Who doesn’t love a little bit of plush? Or, in this case, a lot of plush. This super-soft kimono bathrobe will keep you comfy and cozy day in and day out, all while giving you that Hugh Hefner look at the same time. It’s as soft as that blanket you grazed by at Target that one time, but never bought. We know you’re still thinking about it. Add this robe into your life and see what we’re talking about.
5. Hotel Spa Terry Robe
BEST TOWEL IMPERSONATOR
Don’t you just love those plushy bathrobes that come in your hotel suites? Ever feel the need to rent a hotel room under a fake name and credit card number just so you can steal a couple and escape into the moonlight, never to be seen again? No? Oh. Anyways. This Hotel Spa Terry Robe mimics your favorite hotel’s robe in all the right ways. Functionality and comfort are combined in this cozy piece and quickly dries your skin after a shower. So comfortable, you could snooze in it. It comes in blue, black and white.
6. MeUndies Unisex Hooded Modal Robe
Me Undies makes super-soft and stylish underwear, so it’s no shocker that they also make some of the best men’s bathrobes you can buy. Wear on a garbage bin run or on 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. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
MOST LUXURIOUS FEEL
From the brand that makes some of the most comfortable, highly luxurious sheets the world of bedding can offer, meet the Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe. Just be careful, it’s so cozy, the second you throw it on your body, you might just fall right to sleep. This is Brooklinen’s first-ever wearable item, and if you’ve ever felt their sheets, you’ll know that this robe deserves some serious hype. Featuring a handsome piped collar, cuffed edges, deep pockets for holding your phone and keys and a sturdy waist tie, you’re not only going to look good, but you’ll feel great, too.
8. Arus Hooded Classic Bathrobe
There’s nothing like a blanket that seemingly lasts for days. Stay warm and cozy the whole day through with this gorgeously crafted, oversized Turkish terry cotton robe from Arus. It’s completely moisture-absorbing, so it’s perfect for wearing after the pool, hot tub or sauna. It has massive pockets on both sides for storing whatever it is you need to store in your robe and feels more than gentle to the skin. Looking to gift this? College-age kids staying in dorms will love this for its easy to throw on abilities when heading to that grimy, shared bathroom.
9. Majestic International Posh Plush Robe
Can you tell we love plush? We might be going a little overboard with the material, but it’s all for good reason. This funky, fresh plush robe from Majestic International takes the plush look and feel to a whole other dimension with its wild paisley pattern featuring every color under the rainbow. This is definitely for the kind of guy who likes to take his style a little up a notch, even if he’s just hanging out at home all day.
10. Parachute Waffle Robe
Some guys hate plush, we get it. If you’re the type to throw any plush option to the backburner, check out this waffle-knit robe that’s both lightweight and softly textured. It’s inspired by the world’s finest spas to make your body feel as if it’s receiving royalty treatment. It has two pockets to keep your things safe and truly feels just as good as it looks. Colors are available in grey, white and tan.
11. Hanro Night & Day Striped Cotton Robe
BEST IN AND OUT
Swiss-based Hanro makes men’s loungewear that’s equally great for WFH as it is for wearing out of the home. This striped bathrobe is dubbed “Night and Day,” because you could live in it 24/7. Wear the relaxed fit robe over jeans and a tee as a jacket when you’re doing a grocery run or wear it over a tank and shorts for lazing about the house.
12. Derek Rose Cashmere 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 overwhelmingly beautiful robe is crafted from the finest cashmere one could get their hands on and was woven by Loro Piana in Italy. This cashmere robe is as luxurious as it gets, with a price at a shocking yet understandable $4,000. Feel like and look the part of the most divine man on the planet in this piece of artwork, because after snagging this for yourself, you will be.