Saturday, 6 September 2008


As we move into Autumn and the evenings get chillier, the Man of Mode ponders wearing a robe around the house. While a towelling bathrobe is practical when stepping straight out of the shower, it's not a very stylish choice for relaxing at home. Fortunately, there are much more sophisticated alternatives available.

A stroll around Jermyn Street reveals many possibilities.

Gingham robes at Budd

Various colourful options at New & Lingwood

The silk facings on this robe at New & Lingwood have a skull and crossbones pattern

A short robe (or smoking jacket) with silk facings in a blue polka dot pattern at Hackett


Toby Worthington said...

Refreshing to see proper dressing gowns after the shapeless one-size-fits-all terry robes which were and are still ubiquitous. And I'm wondering if a Noel Coward attitude might come over anyone who slips on a robe with fitted sleeves and broad satin lapels?

Toad said...

The Hackett number best fits the bill.

columnist said...

I agree the "smoking jacket" from Hackett is wonderfully elegant. I miss Jermyn Street and New & Lingwood, but I shall revisit next month when I'm in London.