Robes and nightwear to bring out your inner Tony Soprano

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Robes and nightwear to bring out your inner Tony Soprano

Summer robes, cosy dressing gowns, and chill nightwear for mafioso-level luxe

image The Sopranos

words Sophie Wilkinson

Nightwear shouldn’t have to only be for sleeping. Fancy a big bowl of cereal in front of an old movie? Nightwear. Or a snooze outside? PJs on the lawn. Or feeding a waddling of ducks that have made their way into the large pool you’ve got out the back of your big white New Jersey mansion you’ve only ripped off a few people along the way to get your battle-worn hands on? Robe on!

Because as the head honcho of nightwear attire – one Tony Soprano – would insist, all of the above can be done in nightwear. Besides, if you’re trying to rock yourself to sleep every night, knowing that your enemies (and your friends) will, thanks to what you’ve been up to, never get to wake again, you deserve some comfort in your day to day attire.

COSY GUYS

Logo-Embroidered Fleece Hooded Robe

Logo-Embroidered Fleece Hooded Robe

Soho Home
£ 85.00

This big thick robe from Soho Home is perfect for any aspiring pugilist – that’s boxer in fancy terms, because this is a fancy luxe robe – or anyone needing to cocoon themselves in a hangover. Members only!

SILKY FOR SUMMER

Nancie Silk Robe

Nancie Silk Robe

Reformation
£ 198.00

This silk number from our fave sustainable clothing brand Reformation is cooling for hot, sticky summer nights, and delightfully elegant if you’re looking to entertain. Ref girls do it best.

STRIPES FOR THE WISE GUYS

Striped Organic Cotton-Terry Robe

Striped Organic Cotton-Terry Robe

TEKLA
£ 170.00

Ordered, neat and clear, this striped robe will bring some structure to a day you know is destined to be spent scrolling through Netflix wondering what to watch before falling into a binge hole of a series that everyone – including you – says they hate. This robe from the chic Danish brand Tekla would pair well with one of their lovely bed sheets and spreads too.

PLAYFUL PJS

Printed Cotton-Terry Hooded Robe

Printed Cotton-Terry Hooded Robe

DESMOND & DEMPSEY
£ 130.00

Hooded and Terry-clothed, this robe could certainly dry you off after a bath, swim or shower. But why stop there? The playful tiger motif – from hand-painted designs in the London label Desmond Dempsey’s studio – begs for this to have a trip to the beach, a riverside dip or just a lounge around a summer time (paddling) pool.

HEY MAMBO!

Pursuit Trek Rubber Slider Sandals

Pursuit Trek Rubber Slider Sandals

Gucci
£ 235.00

Ma’ronne! Gucci goes full Italiano with these stark white sliders, featuring not only the Gucci red and green but the full il Tricolore. It’s an iconic shoe loved by Lil Yachy and Migos, and that Bhad Bhabie immortalised in the song (you guessed it) “Gucci Flip Flops”. They’re perfect for slapping around a carefully pruned garden while chomping on a gabagool sub, or indeed, just a Subway six-inch meatball marinara in your own flat share.

WILD BOYS

The Banana Leaf Terry Robe

The Banana Leaf Terry Robe

OAS
£ 130.00

Tropical AND cosy? We love this banana peel print and soft terry cloth material. Think Uncle Jun’s trip to Boca Raton with a few rounds of pina coladas, and you’re on your way.

SUAVELY SUITED UP

Washed Linen Dressing Gown

Washed Linen Dressing Gown

H&M
£ 34.99

Simple, clean and delicate, this utilitarian robe is perfect for warmer mornings and hotter evenings, and its selection of muted tones (we personally love the heather grey and powder beige) lends itself to a pretty zen way of life.

ESSENTIAL SLIPPERS

Zermatt Wool Felt Slippers

Zermatt Wool Felt Slippers

Birckenstock
£ 74.00

With these puppies, you’ll get all of the comfort of a classic cork-based Birkenstock sole with the security of a closed toe comfy shoe and easy slip-on. Wear them while you eat that baked ziti, before heading downstairs to have private conversations out of earshot of the family and the feds!

THE ECO ALL-ROUNDER

Waffle Unisex Bath Robe in Steel

Waffle Unisex Bath Robe in Steel

John Lewis & Partners
£ 40.00

The waffle comb texture of this robe and terry loops on the outside makes it perfect for all-weather mooching, relaxing, and unwinding. It’s made with cotton that’s part of John Lewis’s Better Cotton – an initiative to help cotton communities and farmers survive and thrive, while protecting and restoring the environment. Also, let’s face it, perfect to wear when picking up the newspaper from the driveway (or your Deliveroo from the doorstep).

BUNDLE UP

Padded Slippers in Dark Grey

Padded Slippers in Dark Grey

Napapijri
£ 35.00

Better start calling your feet Christopher and Paulie, because these mini sleeping bags for the feet are exactly what those guys would’ve needed when stuck in the freezing snowy woods while being hunted by a Russian mobster. And, more realistically, they’re the ideal cosy slipper to slouch about in on a sleepy morning, afternoon and evening – plus, they have a pull-on tab to make slipping into them speedy and easy. It’s lounging done right from outdoors-loving brand Napapijri.

WISE GUYS

Striped Organic Cotton-Voile Pyjama Shirt

Striped Organic Cotton-Voile Pyjama Shirt

Olivia Spencer
£ 95.00

Short sleeved, bright and stripy, team this shirt from uber cool brand Oliver Spencer with some heavy duty knuckle-busting gold (or the matching trousers) and it’s good to wear in or out, poolside, beachside or just outside the butchers’ deli on a baking hot day.

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