Can you wear loungewear to bed? Can you wear pyjamas in public? These are just some of the questions you may find yourself asking during lockdown.

From dressing gowns and lounge pants to jogging bottoms and jumpers, there are plenty of choices when it comes to dressing comfortably at home. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to distinguish what you consider loungewear and what can be worn to bed.

This guide will tell you the difference between loungewear and pyjamas, plus highlight some of the key pieces you should own in your wardrobe.

What is Loungewear?

Loungewear is comfortable but presentable clothing that you wear at home, but not necessarily to bed (although there’s nothing saying you can’t). It’s smarter than sleepwear, but more relaxed than what you may wear to work. 

Most loungewear pieces can also be worn for running small errands, such as a quick trip to your local newsagents or the post office. However, this will depend entirely on the style of your chosen garment. For example, some lounge pants are similar to a pair of jogging bottoms (usually classic in colour and made from a lightweight cotton with cuffed bottoms), while others (such as ours) are patterned with a straight hem and look like pyjama bottoms. If yours resemble the latter, they should only be worn to bed or at home.

Typical loungewear pieces (that can be worn at home or outside) include:

  • Jumpers 
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Jogging bottoms 

The Best Loungewear for Men

Seeing as many of us are now spending more time at home, it’s important to invest in quality loungewear that is comfortable but also smart enough to be seen by the postman. You’ll also require something to wear with your shirt (as long as your bottom half isn’t visible) for those catch-up Zoom calls with your colleagues.

Crafted from the finest fabrics and finished with classic details, our collection of lounge pants (and shorts) are an excellent choice for any gentleman. You can see what one of our customers thought about her recent purchase below! We also have a range of timeless polo shirts, rugby shirts and crew neck tees that strike the perfect balance between form and function.

The Best Pyjamas for Men

Men’s pyjamas offer a great way to keep warm at night, and they’re also ideal for lazy mornings spent with a coffee and your favourite broadsheet. From timeless check designs to cosy brushed cotton striped styles, we have a wide selection of pieces that will instantly improve your downtime attire. 

You can shop our full range of men’s loungewear and pyjamas online, or, alternatively, you can find out more about the differences between sleepwear and loungewear.