Still wearing that oversized shirt and pajama pants that have one too many holes?
It’s time for an upgrade!
The pajamas of today are nothing like they were a few short years ago.
Not only are pajamas now made from high-quality Supima cotton, but they will also have a thoughtful design that will complement your morning routine.
A good pair of pajamas will allow you to get a comfortable night’s sleep without ever feeling too hot or too cold.
Below we rounded up a few pajamas that we think you’ll love.
Let’s take a look:
1. 100% Cotton Pajamas: PajamaGram Classic Men’s Pajama Set
Founded in 2002, PajamaGram sets the gold standard for classic yet comfortable men’s pajamas that are perfect for lounging around the house. Made from 100% cotton, this pajama set is highly breathable, making them perfect to wear on even the hottest evenings in the summer months. With sizable arm and leg openings, they provide plenty of room for air to flow freely when worn.
As far as the design details are concerned, this classic pajama set features a notched collar on the top, 5 buttons down the front, cuffed sleeves for a touch of durability, and a chest pocket. For the bottom half, PajamaGram includes an elastic drawstring waistband that can be tightened to comfort.
Available in sizes SM to XXL, they can also fit on just about any body shape. Lastly, PajamaGram offers up these pajamas in 11 unique design patterns so you can get the perfect one to match your unique style.
2. Best Satin Pajamas for Men: Alexander Del Rossa Men’s Satin Pajamas
While there is no denying that silk feels incredible against your skin, real silk is also extremely expensive. True silk pajamas will typically cost around $200 for a set and are dry clean only – an expense that very few are willing to pay. With that being said, synthetically derived satin is a great choice for those men that want a fabric that closely resembles silk without the price tag or maintenance.
But beyond price, these pajamas simply look great as well. With a shimmery texture, they feature a classic design that we have come to expect from quality men’s pajamas. Here’s a quick breakdown of the top and bottom:
- The Top:
- Decorative notched lapel that is lined with a contrasting white edge.
- Chest pocket for simple storage of small items.
- 4-button closure on the front is both easy-on/easy-off.
- The Bottom:
- Cuffed bottom increases durability to prevent minor rips and tears if touching the ground.
- Button closure coupled with an elastic waistband (no drawstring).
Perhaps the biggest advantage of these pajamas compared to a silk set is the care instructions. Rather than needing to be dry cleaned, these pajamas can go in the washer and dryer for easy care.
Alexander Del Rossa makes these silk pajamas in 7 different colors and from SM – 3XL.
Lastly, Alexander Del Rossa stands by their product and provides a satisfaction guarantee if you don’t fall in love with them. So go ahead, feel like a king while wearing these when reading the morning news.
3. Best Broadcloth Men’s Pajamas: RK Classical Men’s Broadcloth Pajama Set
Crafted from a mixed composition of fabric (55% cotton / 45% polyester), these pajamas by Robes King are a great affordable pick that relies on a medium-weight broadcloth fabric. This fabric is great for all seasons and has some durability, allowing these to last you for years.
One of the biggest advantages of broadcloth cotton in a pajama set is that it doesn’t really retain odors compared to other fabrics (source). Therefore if you find that you oftentimes sweat while sleeping or simply have oily sweat glands, this fabric shouldn’t retain much smell.
The design on this pajama set by Robes King is extremely minimalist – just a 3 button top coupled with a chest pocket and notch lapel.
The pants are held up by an elastic waistband along with a button closure and a snap fly. Both the sleeves and the bottom of the pants have been cuffed.
4. Best Pajamas for Tall Men: David Archy Cotton Pajama Set
Upstart David Archy is quickly turning heads in the men’s sleepwear and undergarment industry by offering comfortable and simple products at an affordable price – and this cotton pajama set carries on that legacy.
Relying on a super soft cotton (95%) and spandex (5%) blend, these pajamas feature a sensible style that will also feel great whether you are drinking your cup of coffee in the morning or are hitting the sack for a long night’s sleep.
Rather than having decorative features like a notched lapel, buttons, etc. David Archy keeps things simple (perhaps a bit too simple for some men):
- The Top:
- Shallow v-neck collar is a great compromise between a standard crew neck or deep v-neck.
- Extended length sleeves – especially good for taller men.
- The Pants:
- Has a considerate no-fly design to prevent you from accidentally exposing yourself when wearing around the house (especially if guests are sleeping over).
- No side-seam pockets – so you will need to carry your phone, keys, etc. wherever you go.
- Ribbed cuff bottom won’t drag on the ground.
As for the fit on these pajamas, we really were digging the modern tailored fit. Rather than being boxy like traditional pajamas, the tailored fit is a bit more flattering on the body and won’t drag or get in the way when brushing your teeth, shaving, etc.
5. Best Silk Pajamas for Men: Lily 22 Momme Men’s Silk Pajama Set
When it comes to silk pajamas, one of the foremost experts in the industry is Lily. The maker of all fine silk products for both men and women, they set the gold standard for both quality and craftsmanship – and the 22 Momme Silk Pajama Set is no different.
Relying on a 100% pure silk fabric, these pajamas will feel incredibly soft and comfortable as soon as you slide them on. Of course, given that its made from real silk and not a hybrid or synthetic fiber, the breathability of these will be unmatched to ensure that they never stick or cling to your body at the slightest bit of moisture – especially important if you plan to wear these on hot summer nights.
Adhering to a strict OEKO-TEX Standard 100, the fabric is was manufactured free from any harmful substances.
As far as the design and features of the pajamas are concerned – these are a classic. White piping lines the trim while there is a simple 5 button front. The pants feature a half-elastic waistband coupled with a drawstring to provide a more secure fit. While the chest pocket is prominent in the picture above, it is a false pocket and purely decorative.
Of course, given that this is made from real silk, the care instructions are going to be a bit different compared to other pajamas reviewed. Dry clean is recommended, however, in a pinch, you can put them into the washer on a gentle cycle – you must still hang dry in order to preserve the integrity of the fabric.
Available from XS to 3XL along with 9 different colors – you should have no problem finding your perfect fit.
6. Best Pajamas for Short Men: Latuz Short Men’s Pajamas Set
If you are a bit shorter in stature, then it is important to get a pajama set that isn’t too long in either the sleeves or pants. While you can always get pajamas hemmed for a small price at your local tailor, if you want to skip that trip, then you may want to consider these short sleeve pajamas by Latuz.
Made from 100% cotton, these super soft and breathable pajamas are a terrific pick for shorter men thanks to the short sleeve top coupled with the trunk bottom.
Simple and classic in design, these pajamas come in 6 different, and fairly neutral, colors that should work for any man’s taste.
The top features a shallow chest pocket along with 5 small buttons.
For the bottom, the shorts are held up by an elastic and drawstring waistband. For the fly, Latuz just relies on a single button to keep things secure. The bottoms also feature two side seam pockets, making it great to store your phone, keys, etc. – especially if you are holding a coffee or book.
To sweeten the deal, these pajamas are moderately priced.
Flannel is ideal during the cooler months of the year and keeps you warm without being too thick.
The Hanes pajama set incorporates plaid pants with a long-sleeved cotton top to give you the most comfortable sleeping attire at an affordable price.
The crew neck top is baggy around the torso, and the polyester makes the shirt very elastic. However, it is slim enough that you aren’t swimming in it when you sleep.
Because it is cotton, some shrinkage in the width and the length is to be expected, but wash in cold water to prevent it from shrinking too much.
The pants are made from 55% cotton and 45% polyester. Because plaid is often associated with fall and winter months, some people may expect this product to be thick, but the thin fabric ensures that you can wear it all year long without issues.
For best results wash in cold water on a gentle cycle to preserve the stitching and the length.
Different extremes of weather call for different types of clothing; in the summer, you may prefer shorts and a tee, while the winter calls for long-sleeved sweaters and thick woven jeans.
If every season is deserving of its own outside wardrobe, it is only fitting that you change up your sleepwear as well. For nights that are too hot with pants and a tee, and too cold in bare nothings, the Majestic International Shorty pajama set is a cool compromise between both options.
This set features a light blue button-down short-sleeved shirt that is fit to be breezy, and it is paired with classic cut shorts of the same material. Both pieces are made of a blended 60% cotton and 40% polyester to help keep this set cool.
The best thing about a cotton/polyester blend is that you do not have to worry so much about shrinking.
Of course, washing this article in hot water will cause the material to shrink or deform, but if you wash in cool water, especially for the first few washes, the shrink is almost negligible.
This kind of material is also designed specifically to be breezy, allowing body heat to escape while letting cool air in. Overall, it’s a classic set that will serve as a perfect go-to for the summer months.
The best pajamas are ones that can be worn for years.
They become the favorite pajama, the go-to when you know laundry is well overdue. The kind of pajama that you can just sink into and feel like yourself; no rules, no deadlines, just you and yourself doing what you do best.
The Nautica long sleeve and pant pajamas are the embodiment of that comfort. Made from 100% polyester, these pajamas allow you to stay nice and toasty during the coldest of winter days.
The top is plaid but is embroidered with the Nautica logo to ensure that you are getting an authentic and quality-made product. Because both the top and the pants are made out of polyester, they are intensely durable and can be washed in warm or cold water.
This will also help preserve the color and prevent fading over the course of the clothing’s life. Nautica is well known for its clothing line suitable for the great outdoors, but you will find that they also make ultra-comfortable sleepwear fit for nights on the open ocean.
Shawn Burns is the founder and senior editor of Tools of Men. He started this site with the goal of teaching men proper grooming habits and sensible style. Shawn’s expertise includes in-depth product reviews and how-to articles. Shawn was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise.