3. Jacket? Cardigan? Pajama?!
I already let my secret out of the bag, here, so what the hell.
This tailored flannel pajama shirt can also function as a lightweight jacket, or layered as a cardigan.
Pajama tops, as you would expect, run very large. I bought the smallest size, removed the pocket, and had my tailors shorten it, take-in the sides and slim the sleeves.
As usual, I’m not necessarily recommending a winter-weight pajama top as a sweater. This is my personal style, to be used as inspiration and to offer an ongoing dialogue regarding creativity in “classic” menswear.
A little aside:
When I started TheStyleBlogger in 2009, while working in the mens buying office at Saks Fifth Avenue, I wrote anonymously for the first year (see the original website here).
On December 5th 2009, I published a post highlighting “Sweat Trousers” and, in order to get the point across, included the first picture of myself on the site (see the post here).
After publishing that post I received an email from a traditional conservative gent who thought the entire concept of “dressy sweat pants” was ludicrous and that the “dressy/casual thing” was going to fade quickly.
He ended his email with “…so what’s next, pajamas with a suit?!”.
Well sir, wherever you are, this one‘s for you.
- Grey tortoise shades by Matsuda
- Blackwatch plaid flannel pajama top by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Grey/white hairline stripe shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Navy knit tie by J.Crew
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Nato Striped grosgrain watch strap by Corvus
- Grey flannel suit trousers by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown alligator belt and silver buckle by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Grey marled socks by Gap
- Brown suede wingtips by JCrew
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.
Check out more of his work at alexcrawfordphotography.com.