Unexpected Layering, Pt. II Look 3

January 14th, 2013

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.