Men's Nightshirts and Nightgowns
If you're looking for a great gift for dad, consider buying him a men's nightshirt. Nightgowns and nightshirts are far more comfortable than pajamas. Women shouldn't be the only ones that enjoy the comfort and freedom that only these free flowing garments can offer. Men can wear nightshirts and nightgowns too, in fact 13% of men already choose to sleep in some sort of sleep shirt. There are plenty of choices for men's sleepwear, such as flannel, cotton, knit, and more.
My grandfather, who I called Papa, loved to sleep in along button down cotton nightshirt. He always reminded me of Rip Van Winkle in it. When I was a young girl I thought Papa was super old fashioned, which he was, but the real reason he wore nightshirts is because they're so comfortable. They provide warmth just like pajamas do, but they also allow you to move freely and comfortably throughout the night. My Papa was right about most things, and sleeping in a comfy men's nightshirt was just yet another example.
Browse the comfortable and classic men's sleepwear on this page and find the perfect gift for you dad or husband.
History of the Nightshirt
Learn the origin of this comfortable sleep wear
It is defined as any loose garment that's worn by men or boys in bed while sleeping. You may recall the old 1841 poem that begins:
Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Up stairs and down stairs in his night-gown,
Tapping at the window, crying at the lock,
Are the children in their bed, for it's past ten o'clock?
Making it clear that men have been wearing comfortable night gowns for centuries. The first mention of night shirts sprang up in the Middle Ages. Before then, most people either slept in their day clothes (people were much less concerned with cleanliness back then) or in the nude.
The earliest night shirts were actually just plain undergarments, which were nothing more than a super long white cotton shirt. By the early eighteenth century, however, a man's sleep shirt could be as ornate as his day clothes. Clothing catalogs from 1915 mention a "longcloth nightshirt" for men. By 1890 pajamas began to steadily replace sleep shirts for men. However, they can even be found today for guys that prefer to wear looser fitting garments to bed.
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Cotton Nightshirt for Men
This makes a super cozy gift for him
This cotton men's sleep shirt is super roomy and comfortable. It's a classic blue in 100% cotton and features three buttons to make it easier to take on and off. It has a traditional breast pocket. It's long sleeved and has a long hem length to help keep him warm on cold winter nights My papa liked extra long night shirts like this one during the coldest winter months.
This nightgown is available in your choice of basic blue with royal blue piping or in a sophisticated yet classic charcoal (pictured).
Knit Men's Nightshirt - He will sleep comfortably all night long
This super cozy knit nightshirt for men has just enough spandex to make it super comfortable. It's available in your choice of blue or green and in sizes small through xx-large. The 5 button closure makes it easy to take on and off and the t-shirt style neckline is as comfortable as it gets. This soft and classy men's nightgown would make a great gift.
Cotton Knit Men's Night Gowns - So soft and comfortable
These knit nightshirts for men are available in a variety of colors and sizes. They feature a modern cut and fit. They would even be great for women.
This nightshirt provides simple comfort.
This pull over sleep shirt is longer, making it warmer.
Flannel Men's Nightshirts - An absolute classic that makes a great gift
Flannel nightshirts for men provide him with classic style and warm cozy comfort all winter long. Flannel is a great choice for colder climates. My Papa enjoyed wearing his flannel sleep shirts on the coldest nights.
Guys love this traditional red and blue plaid flannel.
Broadcloth Men's Night Gowns - Classic men's sleepwear
Broadcloth, the crisp cotton that reminds me of hospital gowns, is for the traditional man. My Papa preferred broadcloth nightgowns during the spring and summer.
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Here you'll find a selection of men's sleepwear on eBay with these current auctions.
I remember my Papa wearing his cozy nightshirts at bedtime. He never slept in anything else. Who are you shopping for?