The term ‘loungewear’ defines garments that aren’t considered working out gear but are sporty and fitted enough to be worn in the comfort of your home. It has been rated as one of the best types of clothing wear as it can be worn all day and offers maximum comfort and ease of movement (it’s also great to wear when you have a hangover and want to eat junk food all day in bed).
We teamed up with BooHooMan to bring you the definitive guide to men’s loungewear, read on to learn all you need to know about loungewear and what staple pieces will keep you cosy these winter nights.
Before we get into what loungewear you should be wearing, we need to focus on the fabrics and materials. You want to opt for natural material; given that these garments will always be in contact with your skin, we recommend a soft cotton, smooth silk or light linen. Not only will the feeling of a natural fabric suit your skin, it will also adapt to the temperature of your body and keeps its shape after a few washes. Try to avoid synthetic where possible, synthetic fibers will not allow your skin to breathe properly and could cause skin irritation.
Loungewear amongst most people are clothes that they feel comfortable in, clothes they want to put on after a long day. Here are the key types of men’s garments that are usually considered loungewear:
Let’s start from the bottom up with the trusted favourite, sweatpants. They are considered as one of the most common types of loungewear and can be worn day in and day out. They offer great warmth for your legs and go with almost any type of top, especially thick hoodies. You want to make sure that you get a pair of fitted sweatpants, preferably cuffed at the ankles to give you freedom of movement. If you are looking for something cooler, track pants or yoga pants work just as well and will you a tighter fit.
Your choice in hoodie should be similar to your joggers, you need something that is fitted and warm. Originally created to help laborers in freezing temperatures, they offer great warmth around your neck and head. We recommend that you opt for a fitted style with tapered cuffs as it won’t be too restrictive. If you’re looking for something functional, make sure that you get a hoodie with deep pockets, preferably zipped if you are using it for the gym or running.
Every man owns at least one t-shirt, they are a key wardrobe essential and can be worn for almost any occasion. They are a diverse garment, varying in size, shape, fit and colour. They are great for wearing around the house or as the foundation of layering. The key to the perfect loungewear tee is length, make sure that you can tuck It into your sweatpants for extra warmth. As an extra tip, we recommend an open collar shirt as they improve breathability over the round or crew neck.
Typically, pajamas are associated with sleep and being in bed. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t wear them to lounge in. They are a lighter alternative to sweatpants and work great in the summer when you are looking to cover yourself whilst staying cool.