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Best mens pyjamas 2021: comfortable sleepwear and loungewear

Invest in some seriously stylish pyjamas

M&S
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22 February 2021
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en’s nightwear has had something of a revival in recent years, taking a full circle approach to more traditional loungewear.

Not only are pyjama sets officially back en vogue but they are also the perfect antidote to working from home blues where you really can’t own enough pairs.

Any good homebody knows there’s a real distinction between your day PJs and the clothes that you wear to actually sleep in. When you make the switch, you disrobe the stress and troubles of the day and start the final part of the day - the one that ends with a relaxed and undisturbed sleep.

We’ve gathered pyjamas for every type of lounger, from the Zoom-appropriate attire, to the lazy Sunday morning two-piece. Forget your sloppy old tracksuits; these sets are sleeker, smarter and far more sophisticated. There are even options for every taste, whether you like trousers or shorts, silk, cotton or fleece and with bolder or more traditional designs.

Shop our selection of pyjamas for every budget, from the most luxurious, to the essential basics for a great night’s sleep.

Derek RoseMen’s Classic Fit Pyjamas

Classic, elegant and sophisticated, the timeless PJs from Derek Rose will become a mainstay in your evening wardrobe. Yes, they are an investment but we think you’ll find it’s worth it once you feel the sumptuously soft satin fabrication. Crafted from a brushed cotton, there are a range of designs available from your classic check to your eye-popping Hawaiian print. The sets are made up of a collared top and the matching elasticated trousers.

Derek Rose

John Lewis & Partners Organic Cotton Jersey Stripe Pyjama Set, Multi

This pyjama set from John Lewis will take you seamlessly from the sofa to the shops. The two-part set consists of a white stripe shirt and slim-fitting trousers. Loungewear at its finest, you will find this combination is the perfect balance between style and comfort with a soft organic cotton material.

John Lewis

ASOS DESIGN lounge t-shirt and short pyjama set in tonal colours

For hot sleepers and humid summer evenings, a shorts and tee set may be more fitting. This option from ASOS puts a tonal twist on the design for a universally appealing combo set. The pyjama set has a minimalistic design that nails the basics. It is composed of a soft cotton jersey fabric that has been responsibly sourced.

ASOS

The White Company Men’s Pyjama Top, Bottoms and Shorts

When it comes to pyjamas, The White Company knows a thing or two. Case in point, this sumptuous set. The brand may be best known for its bedding but the sleep specialist has knocked it out the park with the super soft cotton t-shirt that can be paired with either trousers, shorts or invest in both for a versatile all-year-round option.

The White Company

Uniqlo Men Airism Cotton Pyjamas

If you don’t already own a piece of Uniqlo loungewear - run, don’t walk. The brand does basics and does them exceptionally well, including nightwear. This matching set - available in black, grey or navy - is perfect for those who prefer a muted colour palette. Detail comes in the form of the contrast piping. The pieces are crafted in a cotton with just the right amount of stretch.

Uniqlo

ASOS DESIGN lounge t-shirt and soft check trousers pyjama set

This set from ASOS will make a core addition to your nightwear rotation. It has a laid-back feel with unrestrictive, loose comfort. The affordable and cosy set is made up of a check trouser and plain t-shirt but can be mixed and matched to your heart’s content.

ASOS

Polo Ralph Lauren Poplin Long Sleep Set

For a good night’s sleep guaranteed, this Ralph Lauren set is on hand to help you relax and unwind in the utmost comfort. In a transitional baby blue, the set is made up of a shirt with a straight collar and buttoned cuffs to be paired with the coordinating elasticated drawstring trousers. Both are adorned with the brand’s signature pony embroidery.

Ralph Lauren

Calvin Klein Shorts Pyjama Set

Calvin Klein has long been renowned for its cosy pyjama offering. Hitting the perfect balance between comfortable, sporty and sophisticated, this set is made up of shorts and a three-pack t-shirt set. It has a breezy fit and minimal logo band design. If you’re used to sleeping in boxers, this set is almost an in-between before you opt for fully-fledged pyjamas like some of the others in this list.

Calvin Klein

Shorts - £50 | ASOS

Poplin Pajama Set

If you’re looking for a breathable and understated set, the Poplin options from Gap should be on your radar. The set is made up of the top of your choosing and elasticated trousers. For the latter, there are three designs to choose between in tonal shades of blue or black. The pieces have a casual comfort look with a cosy cotton fabric.

Gap

M&S Pure Cotton Striped Pyjama Set

Who said that you had to sacrifice style for cosiness? This option from M&S combines the best of both worlds with a timeless stripe design and a soft cotton-blend composition. It has a lightweight construction to keep you cool while you sleep but still remains warm on those cool autumn nights. Made from ethically sourced cotton.

M&S

Pajama Set in Flannel Gingham

At the moment, our sleep cycles needs all the help they can get and this set could be the difference between a comfortable doze and a restless night. The PJs have a classic gingham pattern and a cosy cotton construction. It is made up of a shirt with matching elasticated drawstring trousers.

J Crew

Men's Grey Linen Pyjama Trouser Set

Minimalist but stylish, these pjs have an all-over neutral grey design crafted entirely from natural stone washed flax with a chic navy piping. After a long day at work, there are few things more satisfying than slipping on this cosy set.

Piglet

Christopher Kane More Joy-print silk-satin pyjamas

It doesn’t get much more luxe than a set of silk pyjamas. Whether you are embodying the sleepwear as outerwear trend or looking to elevate your Sunday morning sofa game, this set from London-based designed Christopher Kane will bring a designer touch. It is made up of a button-front shirt and elasticated trousers in a relaxed fit - both of which are cut from silk-satin. The shirt is further embellished with the More Joy motif (inspired by Alex Comfort’s 1972 manual The Joy of Sex) at the breast.

Christopher Kane

Liberty Liddell Tana Lawn Cotton Pyjama Set

Up the ante of your nightwear by injecting a Liberty print into the mix. This set from the luxury department store is adorned with their archival bird and floral-adorned Liddell design on a breathable and soft Tana Lawn cotton fabric. The brand explains that the print takes inspiration from a 1930s “baroque pastoral layout with a young musician surrounded by floral and fauna” and features a Wells shirt with notched lapels and Dover trousers with an adjustable drawstring waist.

Liberty

Verdict

If designer loungewear is what you are after, it doesn't get much more classic or sophisticated than Derek Rose and the Pure Cotton Pyjamas. But if you are looking for something at the lower end of the price spectrum, we cannot resist the John Lewis Striped Set or the cosy but elegant option from Ralph Lauren.