Mens Pyjamas

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The Biggest Comeback Since Baby Doll Dresses

Johnny Depp wears them...and so does 50 Cent, Larry David and Clive Owen, Yes folks...on the catwalks of Paris, Milan and Pakistan men's pyjamas are creating a fashion cyclone. Or they would be if this was actually true. It might be, I don't know...frankly I haven't picked up a Vogue since my last dental appointment.


In truth though, we shouldn't be slaves to the fashionista and it's better to be a trend setter than a follower...so if pyjamas aren't in vogue we should bring them back.

Here's why...

Sleeping naked has it's good points but let's face it if you're not in the throes of a passionate affair or have been married for longer it takes for lust to fizzle out...what's the point? Might as well be comfy and cosy in your PJ's while you're curling up with that good book or watching TV. Besides, for truly mysterious allure you can't go past a pair of cool cotton PJ's. They've come a long way since those daggy, baggy, corded things your Grand-dad used to shuffle down the hall in and was always perilously close to popping out of.

For extra style in warmer weather discard the top and let your six-pack compliment the elasticized waist of the bottoms or team them with a crisp white singlet. Perfect for lounging around in and it means you're always presentable if someone knocks on the door late late night or you find yourself at the receiving end of an impromptu police raid. There's nothing more embarrassing than having to hit the floor with a police baton resting on the back of your head and your naked behind in the air.

There's something very manly about men's PJ's...in a Rock Hudson, Cary Grant kind of way.

Top of the range Hanro Turin PJ in pearl blue
Top of the range Hanro Turin PJ in pearl blue
Hanes striped broadcloth in charcoal or black
Hanes striped broadcloth in charcoal or black
Intimo classic silk comes in a variety of colours
Intimo classic silk comes in a variety of colours

Classic Pyjamas

My personal favourite, the 'classic' pyjama style never really dates...the classic striped or piped pyjama has a kind of vintage charm.


You say pajama, I say pyjama...

The British Raj is responsible for introducing the word 'pyjama' or 'pajama', depending on where you live, to the West and it was taken from the Hindustani. ..paijama, the style having originated in Asia. The contemporary pyjama is the result of a melding of cultures and became popularised in the 20th century. Prior to that most men wore nightdresses to bed, sometimes even with a cap.

Funky Laid-Back PJ's

As a woman, I can tell you quite sincerely it's oddly comforting to lie in bed next to a man in pyjamas. It gives us a nice, secure feeling; perhaps harking back to those childhood memories of warm baths and cups of cocoa.


These sexy and stylish bottoms with built in pseudo underpants trim, compliment the active man on the go...available in bright or neutral colours they are fun, versatile and can be slipped off in a flash if the need arises.


Fully machine washable

For the Spiritual Guy

Be your own style guru in these exotic Asian inspired two-piece pyjamas. Loose and comfortable, these would be an easy fit for the man who has reached a higher level of consciousness. Easy to relax, meditate and swan about in.

Fully washable. 100% cool and breezy cotton. Environmentally sustainable.

I hope these models were well paid

A cute guy ruined by a disastrous dinosaur print.
A cute guy ruined by a disastrous dinosaur print.
Would you follow this man into the bedroom...?
Would you follow this man into the bedroom...?
Yeah baby...I hope he doesn't expect me to change his nappy?
Yeah baby...I hope he doesn't expect me to change his nappy?

Perhaps...not

As wonderful as pyjamas are in the main, there are some pitfalls you will need to avoid.

Because of the extreme cosiness factor, you may be tempted to purchase the all-in-one fleecy jumpsuit pyjama, but believe me, unless you are a hermit, live in an extremely cold climate or love to be controversial, best avoid these. The giant toddler look is not appealing in any way, shape or form. I think there could also be some hygiene issues.

However, I do realise these things are subjective and if you choose to ignore my advice and simply have to have them, here are the links. They made be handy for novelty value or if you are in the situation where you need to alienate someone close to you.


Alternatively, buy them as a special christmas gift for someone you despise. That obnoxious, tightwad uncle or smug brother-in-law perhaps. It might be worth it to see the expression on their face.

Obviously men who purchase these never expect to have sex again.

Men's PJ's for Women

How many times in a movie have we seen the leading lady, having been inadvertently caught without her overnight bag in a man's apartment, slip into his pyjama top? Ever noticed how sexy, flattering and adorable they look...? So don't buy them just for him...


Yes, ladies and gentlemen; the convenience, lasting appeal, comfort and value of mens pyjamas just cannot be overstated.

Aw...matching pyjamas
Aw...matching pyjamas

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Arthur Windermere profile image

Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

Howdy JB,

Men's pyjamas. You know when I first seriously considered wearing men's pyjamas? Well, I'll tell you! I was watching The Vampire Bat, starring Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray. In one scene, Fay Wray's boyfriend in the movie has to rise out of bed suddenly and he's wearing full-on pyjama-wear. Pants and a 'gown' (say it with me, "It's a dress!"). And for some reason I thought it looked kinda cool. Then I forgot about it and never looked back until now. Now I have enough sense to know I don't want to wear pyjamas to bed.

Now just imagine me sleeping naked. Okay, my work here is done. Later! Actually, I sleep in underwear and an undershirt. Sometimes pyjama pants in the winter. That serves me fine.

I love that 'matching pyjamas' picture, though. lol why are those ladies going to bed in high heels?

The Kurta stuff is nice, incidentally. If I seriously consider buying some, I'll be sure to go through your link. Get you a few cents out of it.

Later alligator! (Rated up & funny)


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Strange how these early pyjama memories come back to haunt us...

Thanks for that Arthur...this hub desperately needed a comment. Actually I've been imagining you sleeping in the all-in-one fleecy jumpsuit...but nevermind. Canada is cold right...?

Thanks too, for thinking of me re the kurta pj's...I'd be shocked and astounded if someone actually bought an Amazon product through me. Did I mention they were fully machine washable..? !00 % cotton? Just the thing for a Canadian summer.


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

You've been imagining me, huh? hmm And in the embarrassing jumpsuit, no less. Hey, I understand completely. My sex appeal is just so overpowering you've had to imagine me wrapped in something grotesquely unappealing just to concentrate on your daily activities. Totally understandable. After all, you're only human.

Nice sales tactis there. Tell you what, I'll buy a pair of the wrap-around Kurta pants if you agree to let me model them on your hub. ;)

p.s. shameless quote of the day: "I can tell you quite sincerely it's oddly comforting to lie in bed next to a man in pyjamas."


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Hahaha...you're so hilarious I can almost feel my resistance weakening.

Luckily I'm strong willed..

The Snow White costume helps...she's a kind of secular Virgin Mary. Certainly you may model the kurta in my hub, preferably in a yoga-like contorted position for added comedic value.


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

I still want that game of scrabble by the way. The problem is Canada and Australia use two different applications and when I try to log into yours it says *invalid* country. They don't want us to mix.

I think we might be able to play through pogo...though the set-up is not as good. I'll send you an invitation...if you've still got the courage.


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

Aha! Well, you know, if the Virgin Mary didn't lose her resistance, there'd have been no Jesus. ;)

And hey, nothing chaster than a lady who shacks up with seven midgets. But I digress. I meant to ask you about the Snow White pic. Who's in the costume? She doesn't resemble Ellen Burstyn at all!

Kinda weird they'd make region-specific Scrabble games. Must have to do with spelling? I guess they forgot Canada is a UK colony as well. Anyway, I'm still willing to give you the scrabble spanking of your life. If you think you can handle it.


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

It's a copyright thing.

She's a pantomime character from Pyschoville..I don't know who the actress is. One the dwarves, who has kinetic powers, is in love with her. I felt I needed to shake off my Ellen Burstyn image.

Scrabble is ON then. I hope you're not going to cry when I annihilate you...


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DavitosanX 6 years ago

Wait a minute! Nightdresses and caps are outdated? Now I just feel ridiculous...


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Hahahaha...stick to your guns David! They may return.. [though I doubt it]


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David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

Shorts for summer with an old T-shirt. Just an old hippie at heart, Jane. Great article. More, please.


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Lee B 6 years ago from New Mexico

Love the photos but I guess, overall, men in PJs just doesn't do it for me. Although, AW in the onesie might be cute!


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Nothing wrong with that ensemble David. I'm sure you'd look very fetching!

Lee, that's a pity...I think you'd good in them! I can see you in the pearl blue.


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Lee B 6 years ago from New Mexico

It IS lovely! I'll think about it!


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writer45 6 years ago from Fargo, North Dakota

For a long time I slept "au naturel". It was comfortable and I felt free.. free from any sort of restriction (especially tight shorts!). Now I ruefully admit I have worn pajamas perhaps 2 or 3 days out of the week. I think as age creeps up, there is less rebellion or whatever the motivating factor is to prompt me to wear nothing. I think men are cool in pajamas or without. Of course, I don't have to sleep beside me! My mate always thinks I have an agenda now when I sleep nude so I lean more to t-shirt and shorts..that's the happy medium for us!! Great hub!


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Nothing to be ashamed of writer....pyjamas are for the truly cool. Love the comment about the *agenda*....hahaha.

Lee...*kerching*


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

Way to cautiously avoid acknowledging how cute you'd find me in the onesie. No need to be shy, Jane. You say more with your silence than you could with your words.

Incidentally, I won't be modelling the onesie. Dignity and such. hehehe


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Yet dignity doesn't prevent you from modeling the Hello Kitty underwear....? *peals of laughter*


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

When you see my fine behind in Hello Kitty underwear, you'll understand. ;)

Okay, that wordscraper thing isn't working again and it's making Hulk mad. Well, mildly annoyed. But close enough. I couldn't see what you were saying in the chat window until I refreshed the browser and it's not letting may play words again. If you have the time to spare, I can set up a game at yahoo games. Let me know. And if you're afraid of my skillz and all, I get it.

Actually, I'll give you instructions. Go to yahoo games. Then under "other games" choose Literati. That's Scrabble. Then enter the room "Mysterious Malapropisms."


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

Actually, nevermind that. I, uh, I fixed the problem. It turned out to be a mildly embarrassing mistake of mine. Or maybe I purposely made a mistake so you wouldn't feel so humble in my presence. One of the two. Wordscraper game is still ON then.


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

No worries...I've had my go and I'm crushing you like an insect. Now get into your onesies and I'll read you a bedtime story...

Pity almost...that 'mysterious malapromisms' room sounded interesting.


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

You want to read me bedtime stories? You've got some kinky fantasies going on! My kinda girl. And I'm glad to see my sex appeal even overrides the onesies. Incidentally, the wrap pants are on their way. I'm practicing my hot yoga poses.

Well, after I beat you at Wordscraper, I wouldn't mind beating you at 'mysterious malapropisms' too. You just let me know if you can handle it.


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Did I say that..? That must have just slipped out of my unconscious while I wasn't looking. But that's how I see you of course...as a sweet, innocent child....or is it a naughty boy?

Did you really buy the wrap pants?!!! Now I feel obligated to buy the vampire movies.


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

I think it's "man of your dreams," but if it makes you feel better to downplay the flames of passion I have ignited within your heart, that's okay.

No, no, you're not obligated to buy vampire movies. I bought the pants because I really think they look cool (my exquisite fashion sense) and I really want to insert my semi-nude torso into one of your hubs ("that's what he said"). You're not gonna be a very successful saleswoman if you feel morally bound to reciprocate every time you make a sale. lol


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Darn...I'll never be any good at this capitalism thing.


SOLAR383 6 years ago from BRADFORD UK

Pajamas are supposed to be mans best outfit on lonely cold nights what's wrong with that sleep in a cold bed without pajamas? not me! unless one has a warm bed to go to...


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Give me the Funky laid back PJ's anytime. I use to wear full top and bottom PJ's until I took up martial arts years ago. I love the freedom of just the bottoms and tie-off cord. I usually wear a wife beater top, I get a laugh from my son when he sees me in em. Hey Dad, the beer guts showing, oh dear, my six pac has vanished a few years back, now I struggle to suck it all in. I remember my mam putting me in flannel teddy bear pj's when I was a boy, they matched the teddy I hugged while I slept, hey maybe some men still take their teddy's to bed, but now I think they call them blow up dolls. Hah. great Hub Jane, very informative, I still however enjoy going to bed naked as a jay bird sometimes. cheers and peace and hugs:0)))


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Solar..that's the spirit!..hail pyjamas! Thankyou for the comment.

Saddlerider! It's so good to see your smiling face...like seeing an old friend. The vision of a young you in the flannel teddy bear pj's is too cute to imagine. Never mind about the beer gut..let it all hang out...pyjamas are for comfort! Thanks so much for the great comment.


waxi 5 years ago

I am wearing a white pyjama and here in Pakistan wow what a coincidence to discover this amazing hub Great work Jane

I ll send you a white Pyjama for your next Christmas gift :))

As I say : you are simply the best :)

Waqxi


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Jane Bovary 5 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Gee I haven't been in this old hub for ages. Those white pyjamas sound very cool waxi. Thanks for reading.


waxi 5 years ago

I have read almost all your hubs still some to go they are so interesting and loaded with information -great

By the way today my mom told me she found two more of my white pyjamas languishing at the back shelves and in March I bought a blue pyjama on my trip to Far East In our hot weather Pyjamas are the way to go comfortable and cool

Ur Fan

Waqxi


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Jane Bovary 5 years ago from The Fatal Shore Author

Nice to know there's some pyjama fans left in the world. They are very comfy and cool, no doubt about it.


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Rod Marsden 5 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Nice hub. Truth to tell i haven't bothered with pjs for some years now. Mind you a pair of what the Yanks call long johns might be the go this winter.

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