by Hat Fanatic | January 27th, 2012
Hey everyone – time for a little off-season change of pace. Check out this guest blog from my friend who is starting his own online store and wish him good luck!
Men’s bath robes are available in a number of colors, styles and sizes. One of the best ways to determine which bath robe is best is to choose the perfect material for his tastes and needs. Learning about both the benefits and the drawbacks of various fabrics commonly used to make men’s robes will help you come to an informed decision.
Perhaps the first type of fabric that comes to mind when you think about men’s bath robes is terrycloth. Terrycloth is a type of knitted or woven pile fabric, typically made from cotton, although synthetic fibers are sometimes used to create the material. It is absorbent as well as comfortable, making it an ideal choice to put on following a bath, shower or swim. As it is also comfortable, attractive and affordable, a robe made from terrycloth makes a terrific gift.
Microfiber is a synthetic fabric woven in a unique pattern that enables it to wick away even more water than cotton can. One of the downsides to a microfiber robe is that you cannot use fabric softener when washing it, as it may stain the fabric. You should also avoid washing it with any cotton items, as the microfiber will collect the lint that the cotton sheds. In addition, some people dislike the feeling of microfiber. Although it is soft to the touch, some weaves can snag dry skin.
Bamboo is also used to produce men’s bath robes that soak up moisture. Bamboo fabric is woven from strands of the pulp of the grass. Not only is this fabric soft and light, similar to cotton, it is also hypoallergenic and has antibacterial properties. This material must be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, and line drying is best, so it does require some special care.
Men’s bathrobes are also available in other natural materials, such as silk and wool. Silk is luxurious and expensive, although it is extremely lightweight and not very absorbent. In addition, silk must be hand washed, air-dried and may require ironing. A silk robe might be a nice pampering gift for the “man who has everything.” Wool robes are extremely thick and heavy, making them an excellent choice for people who live in colder climates. Some find wool itchy and uncomfortable, and robes may require dry cleaning or hand washing.
Choosing the best men’s bath robes is a highly personal choice, so pick the fabric that you think best suits your man in a color and style that fits his personality and you cannot go wrong.
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