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
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
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
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
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
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.