Summer is great and all, but here at GQ, we like to champion the chillier months just as much for a number of reasons: a) Christmas, obviously, b) the chance to dig out our favourite layering pieces from last winter and c) the return of the dressing gown. Sure, you can snuggle up in a dressing gown all year long if you choose, but this cosy piece of loungewear is undoubtedly best suited for reading the paper on a Sunday morning or enjoying a nightcap by a roaring fire as it (occasionally) rains outside.
It's a hygge essential, the refined way to do duvet-day dressing, and any man serious about his relaxation time should have one in his arsenal. Not yet armed with your snug style essential? We've got you covered. These are the best dressing gowns for men right now, ready to cocoon you in comfort for the rest of the season.
Where would loungewear be without Calvin Klein? The brand has reigned as a cosy clothes go-to for decades and with good reason. In a timeless navy, this cotton terry dressing gown is a classic addition to any man’s pyjama rotation that will endure for years to come.
$142 at calvinklein.co.uk
If you like to make a statement, even when lounging around the house alone, look no further than this Paul Smith dressing gown featuring the brand’s signature, colourful striped print.
$258 at paulsmith.com
Polo Ralph Lauren
Choosing a dressing gown in the cool, calming hue of grey is a sure-fire way to ensure your lounging time is maximised. This two-toned, cotton-towelling option from Polo Ralph Lauren features the brand’s classic logo on the front and the back and is about as snug as it gets.
$180 at selfridges.com
Some dressing gown downtime is a special kind of luxury, but this cashmere robe from Loro Piana takes it to another level. One of the highest-quality robes on the market, this option is for the man who settles for nothing but the best.
$3291 at mrporter.com
We know that your dressing gown is unlikely to be seen by anyone other than your family, pets and postman, but that doesn’t mean you should shun interesting prints and patterns. This zig-zag robe from Missoni Home is a great way to inject some personality into your loungewear while still keeping things grown up.
$303 at harrods.com
Marks & Spencer
A cheaper option that doesn’t sacrifice quality, this cotton-towelling dressing gown from Marks & Spencer is a classic style that will suit any man’s needs. The only thing that’s missing is a warming cup of coffee and a good read, but we’re sure you can arrange those yourself.
$64 at marksandspencer.com
A Christmas-morning dressing gown if we ever saw one, this cotton robe with a detachable hood is pure indulgence, from its plush towelling to its rich, ruby colour.
$142 at uk.tommy.com
Nothing says opulence like Versace's iconic Greca motif. This monochromatic take on the print is an elegant way to inject some luxe detailing into your loungewear looks, with the brand's Medusa logo also on the back.
$599 at versace.com
The kind of dressing gown you wouldn’t mind being caught outside in, this cashmere camel robe from Derek Rose takes its design cues from tailoring for an elevated take on the style.
$2833 at harrods.com