Robes have historically added a certain distinguished je ne sais quoi to any gentleman’s discerning wardrobe. As well testified by these original style rouges:
Muhammad Ali was well known for being fond of a robe both inside and outside the ring. Here he demonstrates nicely as he relaxes at home before his last fight with Larry Holmes, August 3, 1980, Los Angeles, California.
A youthful Kirk Douglas is sub-zero cool in a silk robe and pajamas as he sits cross-legged on a sofa taking in the news of the day and sipping on a cup of coffee, circa 1955.
Legendary actor Bing Crosby looks the business in a robe whilst playing a card game between takes on a Paramount Pictures film set in 1934.
Hugh Hefner poses unapologetically in his favored ruby velvet number back in 2005 from the comfort of his throne at The Mansion in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Cary Grant digests some serious news headlines over breakfast in 1978.
Here are are our top 10 contemporary robe recommendations for you to enjoy at home – if you are brave enough?
A new modern classic beloved by an impressive run down of A-listers, with everyone from Drake, to Kevin Heart, to Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr having been spotted sporting it. Featuring a faint textural Versace logo print accented by a barocco printed sleeve and wrap belt, this soft bathrobe oozes panache. AED 1,580; available at versace.com
Fewer items say opulence in the men's fashion game than this one: exemplifying exactly what the Italian design house does best. AED 16,496; available at farfetch.com
You know you're serious about robes when you break out the paisley print, and we couldn't be more pro-paisley. This incredible specimen conjures elegance with a perfect autumnal palette. Handcrafted in the designer's Gloucester-based workshop in the UK from the softest mid-weight wool, the considered design with lapels, patch pockets and piped cuffs are intended to be clinched in at the waist. AED 5,250; available at matchesfashion.com
First seen on the house’s SS20 runway, this is a classic black robe with a twist. Namely the detailed medallion-chain trims that nod to the collection’s North African influences. Crafted from fluid silk-blend crépe that’s patterned with tonal fil-coupé swirls, it's the edgier cousin of the other robes on this list. AED 9,625; available at matchesfashion.com
A firm favorite amongst the loungewear elite, this elegant navy silk robe feels so soft and smooth to the touch. Its contrasting white piping adds the veritable icing on an already very stylish cake. AED 2,020; available at mrporter.com
Make like Mr. Hefner himself in this classic scarlet velvet smoking jacket. The second on the list from luxury aficionado's D & G, it typifies luxury. Demonstrated not least by those amazing crown motifs sat proudly atop the lapels. AED 12,996; available at farfetch.com
The quality of this robe is as classy as the hue. Sapphire blue to bring out your eyes, and bring out the king in you. AED 1,089; available at nordstrom.com
Handmade at the brands workshop in Cheshire, England, this 100% silk robe is produced in extremely limited quantities which takes luxury lounging to a whole new level. AED 5,876; available at derek-rose.com
The perfect wardrobe staple that you'll be sure to bond with for many a year to come, this jet black beauty is trimmed with a subtle satin cord piping. As adult as it appears from the outside, is beautifully offset with a novel array of equestrian items adorning the nicely done lining. AED 8,795; available at mrporter.com
This lightweight, soft cotton and cashmere-blend robe is as classic as it is comforting. Edged expertly in a crisp red piping to compliment the deep navy blue and boasting two pockets that are deep enough for your smartphone - you'll soon be acquainted with the notion of self-isolating in style. AED 1,020; available at mrporter.com