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The Gentleman’s Guide To Picking the Perfect Robe

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Choosing the perfect robe is important for any gentleman. Whether you are lounging at home after a long work week or relaxing in the evening, the right robe can bring your decompressing game to the next level. Here is the gentleman’s guide to choosing the perfect robe.


The first consideration for picking the best gentleman’s robe is the fabric. Choose materials that are comfortable and soft while also wicking away moisture. This includes cotton, microfiber fleece, and terry cloth.

Cotton: Cotton is a classic and widely favored fabric for gentlemen's robes due to its exceptional comfort and breathability. This natural fiber material is perfect for year-round use and gives you a lightweight airy feel along with excellent moisture-wicking properties. It also gets softer after each wash.

Microfiber Fleece: Microfiber fleece is a luxurious and plush fabric that’s comfortable, soft, and provides insulation, making it perfect for colder temperatures. This breathable fabric material can also effectively wick away excess moisture, keeping the material feeling soft on your skin.

Terry Cloth/Waffle Robes: Terry cloth/waffle robe material is extremely absorbent with a textured surface. If you’re particularly interested in using a robe as a towel for post-showers or baths, a terry cloth robe will be a great choice. Terry robes are also long-lasting and functional, and able to withstand frequent washing without compromising texture.

There are also linen robes, turkish cotton robes, silk robes, velour robe, and many others. However, the best robes for year-round comfort will be a microfiber robe, cotton robe, or terry cloth robe.


Consider the length and style when choosing the perfect gentleman’s robe. While there are options for short robes that hit above the knee and kimono-style robes, a long robe that rests around the mid-calf is typically preferred. This length robe is known for being comfortable and easily worn year-round.


Always check the sizing chart before selecting your robe. While some people might think all robes fit all sizes, this is not the case. Robes should be specific to your height and measurements since they are not one-size-fits-all. Choose robes that have multiple sizes ranging from XXS to an XL material size, to XXXL.


Choose a color that resonates with your style. Colors such as charcoal, white, and sandstone are timeless options for any time of the year.


Make sure the robe you choose is machine-washable, which is practical for everyday use and you’ll never need to worry about ruining the fabric.


Robes with large front pockets are great for carrying around your phone, TV remote, or snacks for weekend lounging.

Shawl Collar

Men’s robes with shawl collars provide warmth along with a sophisticated appearance.

Waist Tie

Most robes come with waist ties located on the inside of the robe to help them stay securely fastened around your midsection, as well as an adjustable waist belt.


There’s no need to overspend on the perfect robe. Set a budget between $80 and $120 and you’ll be able to have the best robe for your needs.

What Can I Use a Men’s Robe For?

A men's robe can be a great addition to your loungewear collection. Plush robes are perfect for cozying up on chilly evenings, while a unisex waffle robe offers lightweight comfort that's ideal for relaxed mornings. Whether it's purely a lounge robe or a light weight post-shower option in waffle knit fabric, a men's robe can provide the perfect combination of comfort and style for many occasions.

Below are some specific examples of ways you can enjoy your gentleman’s robe:

  • Lounging at home any day of the week
  • After a show or bath
  • Relaxing before bedtime
  • Keeping warm during colder seasons
  • At the spa or sauna
  • During your morning routine
  • Comfortable leisurewear around the house

What are the Best Men’s Robes Options for Spa or Pool Use?

For spa or pool use, choose robes that are made from absorbent and quick-drying materials, such as terry cloth. Robes with this material will keep you comfortable and dry you quickly while you move from the pool to the spa.

How To Choose The Best Robe For You

Our Robe Comparison Guide can help you determine which Plush Necessities robe is best for your needs. Whether you want terry couples bathrobes that replace towels or a plush robe to feel warm, we have the best options for every type of use.

Luxury Robes for Gentlemen From Plush Necessities

Bathrobes are the ultimate gift of luxury and relaxation. We offer the perfect robes for both men and women all year round. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all, which is why we offer several sizes to choose from to get you the best fit possible. At Plush Necessities, our robes provide incredible softness and undeniable quality consisting of detailed craftsmanship and durability.

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