5 of the Best…Debonair Dressing Gowns for Gentlemen

A beautiful timepiece kept ticking in a superb single watch winder may be a sign of a gentleman with class, but a debonair dressing gown will seriously take your suave level up a notch or three.

The Heff is a famous dressing gown wearer. The Big Lebowski’s Dude was fond of his. Arthur Dent of the Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  travelled across time and space in one. Clearly, a fine dressing gown is the mark of a debonair gent.

Here are 5 of the finest specimens currently available, perfect for putting on and feeling like the proverbial don in your man cave. Preferably with a snifter of top drawer scotch.

1. Silk Large Paisley Gown in Burgundy (£1,750), Turnbull & Asser

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Ridiculously decadent, ludicrously luxurious, exquisitely made. Purveyors of prime gentlemen’s finery Turnbull & Asser have some sublime dressing gowns available for the truly debonair gent. This particular beauty is made from woven jacquard English silk, tailored to perfection.

2. Silk Gown in Navy (£1,200), Hilditch & Key

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Prefer something a little more simple, but equally suave? This three-pocketed, fully piped silk gown boasts decadent silk, stand-out tailoring and simply spot on construction. Luxurious, but not flamboyant.

3. Wine Red with Large White Spots Silk Dressing Gown (£750), Budd

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A truly classic design from respected British shirt makers, Budd. This beauty lists Foulard printed silk, a shawl collar, three traditional patch pockets and contrasting white coloured silk piping amongst its many desirable qualities.

4. Houndstooth Velour Viken Bathrobe (£98.00), Pellevavare

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Looking for something a little more imposing? The wide shawl collar of this bathrobe gives the design an especially magisterial air. Combined with houndstooth velour cotton and generous tailoring, this is a fine piece of night (and day) wear.

5. Checked Wool Dressing Gown (£330), Derek Rose

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Traditional, but with that extra touch of decadence. Crafted from superbly soft wool, this design features turn up cuffs, classic lapels and a tassel tie belt. The swagger and suavity is up to you.

Are you a dressing gown man? How often do you don a dressing gown and put your feet up? Do you have a preferred style? Silk or wool? Have your say below.