Forget the eyes: Men’s robes are the truest window to their souls. (Okay, we kid—but only slightly.) It might sound preposterous, but your bathrobe will tell the outside world everything it needs to know about you. And what you should be telling the outside word is: “I’m an absolute baller.” So choose wisely. Do your tastes skew more fluffy and fleece-y or airy and absorbent? Do you favor soft flannels or brushed terry cloths? Hefty waffle knits or lightweight cotton blends? And that’s not even touching on the full-length versus cover-up debate.
In the right robe you should feel like the king of your own castle—even if that castle is a cramped shoebox apartment with terrible subway proximity and eccentric neighbors. When you slip on a robe none of that matters, because in a robe, even the most scruffy among us are royalty. (They happen to make a pretty sweet gift for that exact reason.) So we took the liberty of tracking down the 27 best men’s robes on the market right now, from plush shawl collar robes that’ll make you feel fresh off a reinvigorating day at the spa to funky, kimono-inspired robes you could plausibly repurpose as some very comfy outerwear. It goes without saying that robes are the most regal genus of loungewear, but serious lounging doesn’t have to be on the agenda to revel in their benefits.
So no matter how you wear yours, or what you find yourself doing in it, comport yourself like the king you are (and then take a cue from James Harden and invest in some outdoors-appropriate pajamas, too.)
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