When you think of the pajama section in your wardrobe, a dresser drawer filled with ratty old sweats and college tees probably flashes through your mind. Sure, most people don’t necessarily see you PJs, but that’s no excuse to forget about them. Think about it. Do your overnight guests really want to witness your lack of effort? Doubtful. Plus, seriously comfortable loungewear will help you make the most of Netflix nights and lazy days off from the gym.
The best martial for sleepwear depends on the season and whether you’re a hot sleeper or tend to run cold. Thicker, more insulating materials and construction, like fleece or Terry cotton have more weight to them that makes them perfect for winter pajamas. A classic lightweight cotton fabric provides great breathability for hot sleepers. If you’re looking for something extra soft, you can’t go wrong with the luxe feel of men’s silk pajamas, however if you’re a sweaty sleeper, you might just want to wear these around the house. Lastly, look to innovations in fabrication for the most comfortable pajamas, like modal fabric, which is that durable, super soft fabric used in most popular men’s underwear.
With all that in mind, here are the comfiest and most stylish pajama sets and other essentials to just chill in. The best loungewear and men’s pajamas are the ones you never want to go a day without wearing, so consider these an important investment for your wardrobe, even if they’re for your eyes only.
These lightweight lounge pants are an Amazon best-seller for next-level comfort and a low price that won’t break the bank. With sizes up to a 6X Plus, any guy can upgrade his Saturday morning attire with breathable cotton bottoms.
This loungewear set has the best fabric blends with pima cotton, modal fabric, and a hint of spandex for stretch that makes these pajamas wildly luxurious.
Kickin’ it with your crew for an at-home movie sesh? Ditch those awkward baggy sweats from your alma mater for a sophisticated pair of joggers that aren’t the least bit embarrassing.
What’s the modern way to rock loungewear? Kick it old-school. This classic pajama set has a flattering slim fit that won’t make you look like an overgrown child and it’s made of a lightweight cotton fabric to keep you feeling cool and comfort.
These tri-blend sweats work double duty for at-home lounging and casual weekend activities, thanks to its slim silhouette and trendy cargo style. Opt for the black colorway to give your distressed jeans a breather when you’re running errands around town.
These sleep shorts are affordable, have thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, and look great for nights in that require something a tad more sexy than your basketball shorts.
Sure, any ol’ hoodie will do for hanging at home, but L.L.Bean’s crazy-soft fleece-lined hoodie can only be compared to a gentle hug from your childhood teddy bear. This heavyweight champ will have you covered for conquering the cold weather season comfortably.
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For guys who prefer to relax in shorts, this stellar option from Nice Laundry has the mesh detail of basketball shorts, but with a heavenly soft Micromodal lining. Plus, you can customize your shorts with varsity-style monogramming.
If you’re looking for a pair of silk pajamas the won’t break the bank, Frederick's of Hollywood has you covered. This set is great for those men want to try out a pair of luxe pajamas without an expensive price tag, making them a worthy purchase when calculating cost-per-wear.
One of those dudes that prefers to keep it minimal? Do yourself a favor and upgrade your underwear drawer with high-quality boxer briefs that are equal parts cool and comfortable.
You can’t deny the power of a classic white Hanes T-shirt. They’re not only super-soft and comfy (re: tagless), but add the perfect finishing touch to your look on and off the couch.
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When temperatures heat up, you can trade your sweats for sleep shorts to feel cozy without overheating.
If you’ve heard anything about Alternative Apparel’s hoodies, you’d know the brand has developed a devoted fan following that swears by this super-soft stunner. Warning: once you buy one hoodie, you’ll feel the urge to splurge on another in one of the 15 color options.
If you’ve never indulged in a bathrobe, now’s the time. Seriously. Cozy up in this fleece style with hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon and you’ll wonder what took you so long.
You already know Brooklinen makes some of the best bedding out there, but did you know they make loungewear, too? The Bergen jogger offers the same high-quality product you’d expect from the brand with the soft touch of a cotton-modal blend (similar to the comfort of the best men’s underwear).
A pair of sweat shorts are just as roomy and comfortable as your boxers, but are a tad more appropriate when hanging on the sofa with that special guest.
Lahgo’s washable silk pajamas have the soft feel you love, but without the dry-clean-only fabric tag that can be a total pain. Plus, the oversized T-shirt silhouette provides a modern look you won’t be embarrassed to be seen in.