Insider's Guide to Spas


Spa Style: Lush Leisurewear

Donald Charles Richardson

A great spa visit naturally includes both relaxation and exercise. To cover both bases, check out American Essentials classic comfort wear for men. This lush leisurewear doesn’t have to stay in leisure time. American Essentials can also be perfect for active moments.

Shown here, the 100 percent cashmere fully zip hoody ($395) with matching drawstring lounge pants ($395), available in oxford heather and graphite heather at select specialty retailers will be warm and cozy on an early morning spa walk.

Also available at Bloomingdales: organic cotton long sleeve henleys ($65) with matching drawstring pants ($65) available in black, grey and navy—breathable and moves right along with your body when stretching. At  Saks Fifth Avenue, you’ll find the line’s silk-cotton blend long sleeve tees ($150), drawstring pants ($150), and hoodys ($185) available in black, grey and navy—a comfortable combination for yoga classes.

Donald Charles Richardson

Donald Charles Richardson

Donald Charles Richardson is a lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, American Spa, Better Health and Living, Playboy, Men’s Health, GQ, and Maxim. He wrote the style essay for Neiman Marcus’ The Book, the catalogue for the Fragrance Foundation Museum’s show on Four Centuries of Men’s Fragrance, and his article, “Creating and Choosing a Fragrance,” for The New York Times was nominated for a FIFI award. He is currently the Luxury Lifestyle Writer for both Accent and Forum Magazines. He is the author of Balanced Body, Croquet, The Art and Elegance of Playing The Game, both published by Crown Books, and Your Hair, Helping To Save It (with Dr. Neil Sadek) for Consumer Reports Books. His Men Of Style, a grooming and fashion guide for gentlemen, published by Random House, has become a standard in the industry.