Like any dude, less is more when it comes to lounging and bedtime clothing. Shorts and a tank will oftentimes do it for me, as I don’t particularly enjoy waking up in a puddle of sweat. However, I sing a different tune during the frigid winter months. With plummeting temperatures and Old Man Winter showing his fury, longer, thicker clothing is a necessity, especially if I’m trying to keep electricity costs low.
A solid pair of sweatpants is an absolute must this time of year. The unparalleled comfort and warmth they provide is like anything else, all thanks to Émile Camuset, the visionary behind such a spectacular trouser. Since his Nobel Prize-worthy invention, sweats have adapted over time to meet the needs of athletes and leisurists alike.
Today’s athleisure designs by Jockey and Kenneth Cole are some of the most forward thinking, well thought out on the market. Unlike traditional sweatpants where its wide bootcut leg has you tripping up and down the stairs, these updated styles feature ribbed ankle cuffs and a drawstring waistband to help keep everything in place. Additionally, its lightweight jersey fabrication also makes these a top seller over the competition.
If you’re looking to get more bang out of your buck, the Calvin Klein and Jockey sleep sets may be up your alley. These plaid designs are great for the traditionalist who likes a looser feel. Each of these sets include a long-sleeve crew neck or Henley top and a cotton or fleece pant, respectively.
Despite shopping for yourself, you should also probably pick something out for your number one gal as well. These relaxing silhouettes are ultra comfy and prove to be quite warm for a day snuggled on the couch or in bed. Moreover, each of these styles has a bravado often not seen in loungewear.