It’s time for a revolution; guys must shed their lackadaisical attitude toward sleepwear. For far too long, most guys have gone to bed wearing raggedy T-shirts and day-old boxers. During college and into our early 20s, this style of nighttime loungewear was adequate, but we’re big boys now, and we should dress as such.
The truth is that our loungewear speaks as much to our sophistication as it does to our comfort — and ladies find a man more irresistible when he’s relaxing in mature, complementary sleepwear instead of pit-stained shirts and baggy briefs. And that’s why the time has come for boys to become men and invest in grown-up, stylish (yet always comfortable) 2008 loungewear.
Ralph Lauren Velour Kimono Robe
If you invest in only one piece of loungewear in 2008, make it a robe. At night, a robe acts like a piece of outerwear, cleverly camouflaging anything you may have underneath. What’s more, a high-quality robe is satisfying and comforting while you’re winding down from a long day. That’s why your robe should be luxurious and soft, and Ralph Lauren set the standard. RL’s Velour Kimono Robe is handsomely constructed from velvety soft cotton and sports a high-class design, thanks to its attractive drape and form. Go ahead; put the finishing (or beginning) touch on a sophisticated 2008 loungewear wardrobe with this deluxe, good-looking robe.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicilia V-neck T
Seldom do you have an excuse to relax in stretched-out, soil-stained undershirts; seldom is there ever any pride in doing so either. When relaxing in an undershirt, you should do so in one that is not only comfy, but also complementary. You should wear T-shirts that make you look and feel good, like Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilia V-Neck T. Label recognition aside, this undershirt contains a small fraction of spandex in its composition, giving it the ability to give you a nice tailored fit, plus the banded cuffs and V-neck are perfect for showcasing all those hours at the gym. You’ll like the fit, feel and final outcome this T-shirt brings to your 2008 loungewear wardrobe.
American Apparel Henley Shirt
For a cold day indoors, laidback can be both relaxed and chic. Sure, tattered shirts are broken-in and familiar, but they don’t do much in the way of injecting a sense of style or sophistication into your 2008 loungewear collection. That’s why opting for a long-sleeve thermal shirt, much like the Henley version from American Apparel, can be a simple, stylish solution. Note: AskMen.com doesn’t advocate most of American Apparel’s too-tight, ‘70s-inspired garments, but this shirt does make the grade. Its four-button design, modern cut and plush fabric make it an ideal component for your around-the-house wardrobe. This is a casually cool garment that lends a smooth, utilitarian touch to any weekend wear.
Juicy Couture Pajama Pants
A loungewear mainstay that we’re all familiar with is pajama pants. And best of all, they can be very cool and very appropriate lounging attire. Pajama pants are most comfortable and flattering when they have a loose fit and relaxed style, so you should look for styles that fit this bill, which means elastic waistbands and tapered legs should be avoided. So, if you’re in the market, turn to Juicy Couture’s hip entry for a prime example of superb 2008 loungewear. They make a bold, complementary statement with their screen-print detailing, drawstring waistband and wider leg opening. These pleasing PJ pants supply a stylish, soothing option for kicking back.
Pajamas aren’t just for kids; men should have a pair too. Let’s say that you want to relax in a classic, comfy and coordinated style, then why not have an easy go-to option? Or what if you’re going on a couples’ weekend with your friends? In instances such as these, pajamas are the perfect edition to your 2008 loungewear wardrobe, making it easy to relax in style and in comfort. And while you can create your own combinations, top designers like Burberry have done all the work for you, taking their classic look and parlaying it into tasteful nighttime attire. In the end, they have given you a relaxing, handsome set of pajamas to mirror your sophisticated grown-up style.
Hanes ComfortSoft Jersey Shorts
When it comes to loungewear, shorts are a saving grace; they offer the comfort of boxers with the sophistication of outerwear. More to the point, you can’t always stumble around the house in your underwear, especially if you’re on a sleepover or out-of-town trip with a lady or colleague. In this area, it’s all about fundamentals, and Hanes offers some stylishly basic shorts that more than do the trick; their ComfortSoft Jersey Shorts make a classic edition to your 2008 loungewear collection. These handsome shorts are 100% cotton and showcase a waistband in a darker color, a fashionable drawstring and a button-fly front. You can rest assured that these shorts are long on both style and comfort.
Cole Haan’s Zermatt Slippers
Nobody likes cold feet at night; so trade in your socks for a pair of well-constructed and great-looking slippers. Nothing is more sophisticated, comfortable or mature than knocking around the house in slippers that are warm, soft and stylish. But since all slippers aren’t created equal, avoid old-man backless slip-ons and slide into a pair that looks more like a driving shoe, such as Cole Haan’s Zermatt Slipper. This laid-back, foppish pair of nighttime scoots has a classic construction of hand-burnished English calfskin, suede trim and shearling lining. At the end of a long day your feet will love these slippers for their warmth, and you’ll love them for their style.
We want to look our best in the boardroom, so why not have that same attitude in the bedroom? In fact, in its own special way, what we wear at night has an impact on our happiness and comfort as much as what we wear during the day. That’s why we should approach five-to-nine in the same thoughtful manner as we do nine-to-five. So, if you’re not doing so already, make 2008 a revolution and invest in comfortable, casual and mature loungewear that will improve your comfort and your lifestyle.