Need gift advice

  • maxferguson

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    Dec 15, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    I'm looking to buy my little brother a really nice housecoat/bath robe for Christmas but I'm having trouble finding one that's plush enough. I have the Kirkland (Costco) terry one and love it and can't seem to find it again :S. Any ideas what brands might carry one?
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    Dec 15, 2014 4:28 AM GMT
    Nope. Not a robe kinda guy. Check into an expensive hotel and steal the robe? They'll just put it on your bill. Maybe you can actually go into the gift shop and buy one?

    But an alternate possibility to keep an eye out for: Decades ago, I scored a Speedo-brand warm-up suit that was basically made out of towels. Best Sweats Ever. I wore those things for years until they literally fell off my body. Never seen anything like them since, but if I do, I'll buy 'em. Nowadays, everything seems to be high-tech polypro, which is good too, but just not the same.
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    Dec 15, 2014 6:47 AM GMT
    I'm also not a robe guy but if I wore a bathrobe I'd wear a flannel one. For example, this one. I like LL Bean because they have tall sizes.

    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/70792?page=scotch-plaid-flannel-robe-lined

    Even warmer would be a merino wool robe, with a flannel lining.
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    Dec 15, 2014 6:50 AM GMT
    http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/category/products.jsp?categoryId=cat1500036
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    Dec 15, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    LionEyes said
    maxferguson saidI'm looking to buy my little brother a really nice housecoat/bath robe for Christmas but I'm having trouble finding one that's plush enough. I have the Kirkland (Costco) terry one and love it and can't seem to find it again :S. Any ideas what brands might carry one?
    I thing you should RENAME your post as "Looking to buy an ugly bathrobe, I need to know where to buy."

    It's not like you go shopping in it. Do we really need to be tenaciously fashionable even at home in lounge wear?
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    Dec 15, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    i shop on ebay but Amazon works too

    -read through the reviews to see if it what you want or send the lister an email.
    -the one below is free shipping and the accept returns
    -costco.com does not stock men's bathrobes today.
    -the restoration hardware catalogue above looks like a win.


    reference
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-NEW-MENS-PLUSH-ULTRA-PREMIUM-COTTON-TERRY-VELOUR-BATH-ROBES-THICK-WARM-SPA-/161184402812?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item258756cd7c
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    Dec 15, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    Try LL Bean, they're great. And high quality.

    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/595?nav=gnro-hp
  • LJay

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    Dec 15, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
    I just got a new roe this week. Land's End 14 oz. terry cloth full length. I am 5' 11' and it reaches just above my slippers. They also have shorter ones in various fabrics. My terry cloth one is very heavy and well sized. It is really nice.

    From experience, I would not get a fleece robe. I have one that was fine at first but as the fabric aged it has gotten scratchy. They do have a heavy cotton flannel one that looks interesting.

    PS: I had a Costco robe like the one you have. This Land's End one is close.
  • LJay

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    Dec 15, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    LionEyes said
    maxferguson saidI'm looking to buy my little brother a really nice housecoat/bath robe for Christmas but I'm having trouble finding one that's plush enough. I have the Kirkland (Costco) terry one and love it and can't seem to find it again :S. Any ideas what brands might carry one?


    I thing you should RENAME your post as "Looking to buy an ugly bathrobe, I need to know where to buy."


    LionEyes, lots of classic robes tend toward ugly in plaid or funky stripes. For some reason they tend to be so comfortable that no one cares. I don't get it either, but then again, I don't have $500 to spend on a luxury wool robe.
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    Dec 15, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    LionEyes said
    maxferguson saidI'm looking to buy my little brother a really nice housecoat/bath robe for Christmas but I'm having trouble finding one that's plush enough. I have the Kirkland (Costco) terry one and love it and can't seem to find it again :S. Any ideas what brands might carry one?


    I thing you should RENAME your post as "Looking to buy an ugly bathrobe, I need to know where to buy."



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    Dec 16, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    Ugh, I hate Lands End. I used to buy their stuff but so much of it fell apart, buttons came off, etc. that I swore never again. The other thing I didn't like is that for Lands End's tall sizes they only offer them on the items that really sell well. LL Bean and Eddie Bauer have tall sizes for pretty much everything.
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    Dec 16, 2014 3:23 AM GMT
    You obviously have access to the web. Have you tried Googling it?
  • buddycat

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    Dec 16, 2014 10:32 AM GMT
    My Nautica bath robe is plush. I don't wear it much.
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    Dec 16, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    A robe is something that is best bought in person so you can feel the material. Go old school - to a mall and hit a couple of department stores.