It is said that classic men’s clothing is rarely shaken by the fashion mainstream, but if you can see one or two from the continuous iteration of suit tailoring style, the gentleman’s dress circle also has its own fashion trend.

It’s just that it is based on the category of classics, rather than the multi-subversion of the fashion industry.

When the fashion industry reappears in front of the long-forgotten men’s wear through the trend, it is undoubtedly a modern inspiration for suit lovers.

As for how to play the old things that have been dormant for a long time into new tricks that do not lose their classics, that is the skill.


Pajamas pajamas

Looking through the street photos of recent summers, we will find that many gentlemen have a more frequent item in their summer wear, although it is not as versatile as formal shirts, but sometimes more elegant and casual than ordinary casual shirts.

This unique item that has been remembered by the fashion industry in recent years is pajamas.

That’s right, it’s pajamas.

In fact, there are shirts and T-shirts, which have evolved from underwear to everyday outerwear items, which should not be surprising. But to wear the ideal and general effect, it is not as simple as imagined.

Before we make suggestions and minefields for pajama outfits, it’s worth understanding what inspired the idea of wearing pajamas.

From robes to pajamas

In the past, feudal thought generally believed that when people slept or walked around at home, they should have clothing to cover their bodies. Therefore, people at that time would wear clothes at night, not only to protect themselves from the cold, but also to cover their bodies.

During the Victorian era (1837-1901), moral defenders strongly condemned the fashion trend of the time, claiming that all designs that expanded female sexuality were hooliganism.

They believed that the curves of women’s bodies should be diluted by straight cuts to protect the purity of the mind. Therefore, between 1841 and 1856, intimate lace clothing that highlighted the characteristics of women’s bodies was regarded as a symbol of depravity by the older generation, which greatly undermined the rules of British women’s observance.

It is not difficult to understand why in the Middle Ages, both men and women wore lengthy dressing gowns. The dressing gown at that time mimicked the waistless loose women’s clothing designs of Egypt and Rome for centuries, with straight designs that saved fabric on the sleeves and body.

Cut detail of an early 19th century male dressing gown

They are mostly white linen, because it has always been known that linen has the characteristics of absorbing sweat and moisture, and can be bleached and washed repeatedly, in line with the high wearing frequency of pajamas.

In the 16th and 18th centuries, dressing gowns gradually began to have lapel designs, but the neckline was lower than that of daywear, and buttons were also used to fasten the neckline.

A dressing gown still on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the United Kingdom, which has a high neck and is fastened by a button. This elegant pajama has a lace design visible at the neckline and cuffs, and multiple layers of ruffles at the wrists, which illustrate the wealth and status of the owner.

Until the end of the 19th century, the material of men’s pajamas expanded from linen to silk, cotton, and flannel, and those that reached the ankle would be called Nightgowns, and the design that touched the ground and had buttons at the neckline was Night Robes. Later, it developed to be the Nightshirts who just covered their knees.

Men at the time began to adapt to the fashion, replacing the traditional one-piece Nightshirts with Pajamas, and since the 30s, half-body two-piece pajamas consisting of tops and pants have gradually become a must-have in men’s wardrobes.

The fabric has become lighter after alkalizing treatment, and new fabrics such as Tencel have also appeared; Coupled with corrugated trim and a wide range of colours, Pajamas also adds a chic look that can be worn outside.

The birth of Pajamas

In the past, wearing pajamas can be said to be a relatively common and ritualistic operation, especially when it is difficult to fall asleep on a hot summer night, a moisture-wicking pajama set can ensure the quality of sleep, and also take into account the minimum decency of entering and leaving the hall.

British colonists returning from the Far East brought back loose pajamas suits loved by native colonies such as India.

This pajamas differed from the Nightshirts, which were popular in the late 19th century, and the rich color and light and soft texture quickly attracted the attention of the British. It is used as pajamas, or as a costume for wandering around the mansion or courtyard.

It’s called “

Pyjamas (or Pajamas)

This is derived from the Persian words “pay” and “jama”, meaning clothing that covers the legs.

Even in the 30s, it was considered offensive for ladies to wear men’s two-piece pajamas (it had been nightdresses until the movie

It Happened One Night

The advent of ” began to refresh the public’s impression of Pajamas.

That’s a film

Claudette Colber

t and

Clark Cable

Starring in a romantic comedy, the chic pajamas worn by the characters in the play aroused the reverie of the general audience and set off a wave of half-body sports pajamas.

Pajamas are not only suitable for sleeping, but also serve as nightwear. In the “The Thin Man” film series, characters can often be seen drinking martinis while wearing fashionable pajamas.

Like soft sheets, the feel and style of pajamas should be one of the joys of life.

The scene of Audrey Hepburn wearing a two-piece pajamas in 1953’s “Roman Holiday” is memorable. Ms. Co-Co Chanel introduced a style of ladies, Pajamas, after the war. This has spurred many men to buy because they want their partners to use Pajamas to satisfy their imaginations.

Pairing suggestions

From street photography, it can be found that pajamas that can be used casually to the extreme in daily wear will basically test the water in the direction of vacation style first. The atmosphere pursued by the holiday is similar to the casual tone of the pajamas, which will not highlight too much of a sense of contradiction.

However, to wear pajamas out of the “noble son” style, you also need to consider the material and style.

In terms of material, I would recommend choosing silk first, the soft feel and high style luster can establish enough decency for pajamas, and also distinguish ordinary casual shirts.

Whether worn inside or outside, the elegant aura of silk will still give you enough confidence to wear pajamas.

The breathability of cotton and linen is certainly a great temptation to ensure a good feel, but you are sure that there is no shortage of these common items in your wardrobe. Getting a pajamas that “can enter the kitchen, go out of the hall” is undoubtedly a more unique style choice.

If you want to improve the coolness when wearing, you can also use Tencel instead of real silk, although it is a man-made fiber, but its fabric performance is better than other non-natural fabrics, it is also cool and dry to wear, and it also retains a natural luster.

Since it is a casual item, it does not have to be too rigid, especially for thin men, it is recommended to choose a slightly loose fit to reduce the weakness of the overall image.

In terms of style, I personally prefer the classic pajama pattern with contrasting curls, for the same reason as before, to distinguish ordinary casual shirts, and then with

Three-dimensional curl + contrasting tones

It is easy to create styling highlights and layers.

Or the stripe pattern is also a good choice.

Avoid using it in a big minefield, otherwise I don’t know if you forgot to change your clothes and go out, or deliberately dress up as a local tyrant in the Middle East. And try not to release the hem naturally, no matter how good your hardware is, this way of wearing is still difficult to turn the tide.

The easiest and less error-prone pairing is to slip on a pair of high-waisted pants, which follow the formal shirt routine to neutralize the casual feel of pajamas, which is a step closer to elegant resort style.

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