The best men's pajamas you can buy
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- A man's pajamas should be warm, comfortable, and express a casual sense of style.
- The Robes King Classical Sleepwear Broadcloth Woven Pajamas are our top pick because they come in myriad print patterns and colors and are made with a high-quality cotton and polyester blend that's soft, warm, and breathable.
Join me now, if you will, as we survey a brief history of pajamas.The traditionally loose, comfortable, and decidedly casual garments Americans call pajamas have only been popular in this country for about a hundred years but were worn by millions of people around the globe for several centuries prior. The Anglicized word "pajamas" is derived from a Hindustani language term "pay jama" which was borrowed from the traditional Persian word "pay-jameh." Pay-jameh meant, essentially, leg garment, also known as ... pants.
Traditional pay jamas weren't sleepwear, but were worn throughout the day. Being lightweight and loose, these garments were ideal for the warm, often sweltering climates of Southeast Asia. It was in this region - India in particular - that British colonists went streaming in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Before long, many Brits adopted the use of loose and comfortable garments such as the locals wore, albeit almost exclusively for wearing in the privacy of their own homes as casual evening garb. The wearing of pajamas made its way back to England in the latter half of the 1800s and, as mentioned, gained in popularity on this side of the Atlantic soon after, where they insinuated themselves into popular culture (Think "A Christmas Story" or Hugh Hefner, e.g.).
Arguably, things have gotten out of hand in recent years, with college students wearing pajamas to class, people wearing sleepwear out to stores and restaurants and even to work, and with many high-end designers and retailers starting to position these garments as fashionable rather than simply comfortable.
I'll not editorialize beyond that. You have the freedom to wear your pajamas when and where you want. What I'm here to do is simply share five great pajama options with you, any of which is sure to please the gentleman who wants to be comfortable, warm, and properly attired for some serious relaxation. Whether you're looking for a great gift for an important man in your life or your shopping for your own manly evening wear, you're in the right place.
Here are the best men's pajamas you can buy:
- Best pajamas overall: Robes King Classical Sleepwear Broadcloth Woven Pajamas
- Best flannel pajamas: Alexander Del Rossa Cotton Flannel PJ Set
- Best satin pajamas: Tony & Candice Classic Satin Pajama Set
- Best summer pajamas: Latuza Summer Sleepwear Striped Design Casual Pajamas
- Best loungewear: Tommy John Loungewear Collection
Updated on 12/06/2018 by Malarie Gokey: Added Tommy John Loungewear, updated prices, and revamped formatting.
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