This robe is thick, plush and substantial. It is well-made and heavy and made of COTTON, not the synthetic material most robes are made of nowadays. It is similar to the robes you might find in a posh hotel or on a cruise ship. Things to be aware of: this robe comes in one size and it is large, especially in the bidy. I am a 5'7" size 12 woman and the body is very big on me, however, when I wrap it around and cinch it with the belt, the large size doesn't bother me. The sleeves are just the right length on me. The overall length comes down to mid-shin on me. I think this robe would be too large and overwhelming for a petite woman (shorter than 5'4") or a very thin woman. I think it woul;d fit a man great, although be aware that the sleeves might be short for a tall man, as they are just right on me and I am 5'7". Also, because of the weight and thickness of this robe, I don't think it would be good for summer or warm climates, unless the air conditioning is on high. Overall, this was a great purchase and taking everything above into account, I would highly recommend it!